AC Compressor

Signs That My AC Compressor Is Not Working?

The compressor of your air conditioner is its most important part. It keeps the AC running smoothly and helps you control the indoor air quality of the house. Needless to say, if your air conditioner is not working, you must call an expert for AC repair in Edmonton as soon as possible.

Identifying signs of damage in the AC compressor needs a professional eye. However, most people can understand if their AC compressor is not working. It usually includes physical changes that you can see or feel, such as strange noises coming from the AC. The reasons for your AC compressor not working are plenty. For instance, there could be a dirty coil or filter. In such cases, remember to call a professional for air conditioner repair in Edmonton

Here is a guide that explains 5 signs that your AC compressor is not working – 

  • Your AC is Emitting Warm Air

Lukewarm air or hot air is a sure sign of something being wrong with the compressor. This happens when the compressor is unable to pump refrigerant or Freon. This can be caused due to leaks, or when the AC is low on refrigerant. If your AC is d losing freon, then it causes strain on the compressor. So when you have a refrigerant leak in the AC, the compressor can stop working.

  • You Have a Noisy Condenser

If your AC is emitting strange noises, chances are that your compressor needs a check-up. Any kind of weird noise emitted by your condenser means an electrical failure. For instance, there might be a displaced fan making the noise. In this case, the AC starts making more noises and you might need to troubleshoot the condenser.

  • The Condensing Unit Starts Vibrating

This happens if your AC compressor is hard starting. You might have trouble turning the AC on. If the condensing unit is vibrating, it might be due to any reason, for instance, a loose fan. It can happen due to multiple reasons, such as the compressor having a ‘hard start.’ This simply means that your compressor is unable to start quickly or is taking some time.

  • Your Circuit Breaker Trips

Your circuit breaker may trip because your compressor is drawing too much power. In case of overloading, the circuit breaker trips, and the power supply is cut off. By cutting off the power supply, your circuit breaker saves you from accidents. 

  • You Can’t Turn On Your Compressor

One of the first signs of distress in your compressor is a ‘hard start.’ This happens when you cannot turn on your compressor. You might notice that the fan is working properly but your compressor won’t turn on. In this case, power might be flowing into your HVAC unit. When the compressor doesn’t turn on, your first step should be to lower the thermostat and try. However, if the problem persists, dial the number for ac repair in Edmonton as soon as possible.

Fooling around with your AC is a dangerous idea. It is always better to call a professional in cases of maintenance as they have a trained eye to troubleshoot the AC. If you’re looking for ac repair in Edmonton, give Mobil Heating & A/C a call at 780-463-5063.

AC Installation Cost

How Much Does An AC Installation Cost?

For people living in areas with extremely hot summers, it is a wise choice to invest in an air conditioner. Planning to get an air conditioner installed? Read on to find out everything you need to know about the installation process – 

Central Air

Central air uses a single unit to cool down the entire home. There are many styles and price ranges based on the type of device you choose. The national average cost of AC installation in Edmonton is $5000 to $12000. 

Cost Per Square Foot

The price for installing an air conditioner varies based on the system size, the necessity of installing ducts, and efficiency. On average, to install a new air system, the cost varies from $2.50 to $6 per square foot. These charges apply for almost every ho, but the cost may go up if you live in hot regions. This rise in cost is because hot regions require the device’s efficiency to be more than average.

 Costs Based On The Type

The central air conditioners have several ducts that vent into the room, providing cooling air circulation. There are two types of these air conditioners – 

  • Split Systems

 These systems are the most common type. The condensing unit of these systems is installed outside, whereas the evaporative coil is installed indoors. The refrigerant is carried in between these two using a copper tube.

The split AC system costs around $2500 to $7500. If you have a furnace installed already and want to install an air conditioner, a split system is the best choice. It is ideal for installing an AC when your furnace is new, and your ducts are less than 15 years old. Installing a split AC system will help you reduce costs. If you do not have a furnace, you can choose an all-in-one package and save on installation costs and additional parts.

  • Packed System

This system has both its evaporative coil and condensing unit in a single unit. The packed AC unit costs around $3000 to $8000. These types of AC systems are rare. It is ideal for installing packed systems when you have only a tiny space for an air conditioner device. 

This system has higher maintenance than a split AC system as it is installed outside. This is because instead of a tube connecting two pieces, it has a single unit. The repair is also difficult for this type of AC system when any one part is damaged. Schedule an air conditioner installation in Edmonton to avoid damages and let an expert handle the installation.


The installation charges vary based on the efficiency of the device too. This efficiency is measured as SEER(Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating). The process for different SEER ratings is given below – 



13 – 14

$1500 – $3000

15 – 16

$2000 – $4000

17 – 18

$2500 – $5000

19 – 21

$3000 – $6000

22 – 24

$5000 – $7000

Go through all the prices before you book an air conditioner installation in Edmonton. For further queries, visit Mobil Heating & A/C or contact us at 780-463-5063.