Make Sure Your Compressor is Functioning Properly

Your compressor is now installed, run tested and charged.  It seems to be running great but you need to be sure.

Follow these 4 basic steps: 

    1. Check to be sure gauge pressures are normal for the particular ambient and box temperature.
    2. Check key components such as amp draw, oil level and Super Heat.  A good rule of thumb is 20 degs at the compressor.
    3. A good mechanical contractor will always return the next day to see that these critical indicators are holding true.  Remember- The goal is a satisfied customer.
    4. Make sure that you always replace the contactors, driers and perform a thorough inspection of the electrical system each and every time you replace a compressor.

Remember, you only want to change the compressor once.  So finding the reason for the failure is a must.

For more information on developing a good PM program, contact us at or call 1-800-743-6009

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