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Is your home being cooled properly?
Each year we take thousands of calls from customers who need help with air conditioner repairs or installation. We understand the importance of feeling comfortable in your home’s climate. Air conditioning is a process that controls the filtration, air movement, temperature and humidity of a given environment. A residential central air conditioning system keeps your entire home cool in the warmer months, while it helps lower indoor humidity levels. Air conditioners can be centralized with ductwork to carry the cooled air to various rooms or individual units that cool specific areas.
How Does Air Conditioning Work?
Most people think that air conditioners lower the temperature in their homes by pumping cool air in. The actual process removes warm air from your house and cycles it back in as cooler air. This cycle continues until the air in your home reaches the temperature that you set at your thermostat!
Think of your air conditioner as a refrigerator without the insulated box. It uses the evaporation of a refrigerant to provide cooling. A compressor compresses cool refrigerant, causing it to become hot, high-pressure gas. This hot gas then runs through a set of coils so it can dissipate its heat, and it condenses into a liquid. The liquid then runs through an expansion valve, and in the process it evaporates to become cold, low-pressure gas. This cold gas runs through a set of coils that allow the gas to absorb heat and cool down the air inside the home.
Elements of an effective air conditioning unit include a compressor, a fan, condenser coil, evaporator coil, and a refrigerant. The unit extracts heat from indoor air and transfers it outside, leaving the cooled indoor air to be re-circulated.
Air Conditioning systems may be packaged together with heating on the roof or separated into a split system.
Three elements which make up a split central air conditioning system, are:
- An outdoor condensing unit
- A matching indoor air handler
- Ductwork to transfer the cooled air throughout the home
Contact One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® with questions about air conditioning repairs and maintenance.