One of the most important components of your HVAC system is your compressor. Taking care of it is vital for efficiently cooling your home. Considering this hot summer weather, you can’t afford to lose your air conditioning! That’s why at American Air Heating & Cooling, our Rock Hill, SC air conditioning contractors want to help you keep your HVAC unit running at peak performance. Here are a few tips to ensure that you have a healthy, hard working compressor:

  • Don’t block your unit – Compressors are most often found outside the home. With that being said, try not to place it in an area where trees or bushes can grow around it. Once you find a clear spot, try to keep it clear and allow at least 24 inches of space all around your compressor. This will give plenty of room for the air to circulate around it and will keep the vents free of blockages.
  • Shield it from the sun – Under the sun’s direct glare, compressors have to work overtime. That’s because they’re constantly taking hot air and making it cool so it can be pumped inside. When well-shaded, compressors can take in cooler air and not have to strain so much to produce cold air for your home.

Need help with your compressor in Rock Hill, SC? Give American Air Heating & Cooling a call! Our air conditioning contractors have over 20 years of experience. We’re happy to help you with your insulationthermostats, or overall efficiency.