Today's question answered by Fahrenheit HVAC:If the compressor in my air conditioner breaks, will I need a whole new system?
Not necessarily. For one thing, the compressor may still be under warranty. In that case, a replacement compressor should be provided by the manufacturer. Even if the compressor is no longer under warranty, repairs may be possible. There's also a chance that the compressor can be replaced for a lot less than it would cost to replace the whole system. If the compressor that's needed is too expensive or not available, a new system may be needed.