From May, and sometimes sooner depending on where you live, through about September, again sometimes later depending on where you live, people depend on the air conditioner to maintain comfort inside their homes and business. Air conditioning systems require routine maintenance and owner care to ensure they are operating to their standard efficiency as well as preserve its condition and longevity. Understanding the basics of the air conditioner unit can often help homeowners can provide better care and identify any failings, which is why we at Absolute A/C & Plumbing would like to share the basic components of the air conditioning system.
Basic Components of Air Conditioning System
Air Ducts: Ducts are the series of metal or fiberglass tubing funneling through the home which dispenses the cool air into the individual rooms. These ducts need to be properly connected and sealed. When they leak air, you are losing the conditioned air you paid for, losing money and comfort.
Air Handler & Blowing Unit: These two components work in tandem to draw room air to the evaporator and disseminate the cool air all over your house. Duct system assists with airflow facilitation.
Compressor: Compressors, simplified, is the engine of the air conditioner. With a substance called working fluid (refrigerant) that can easily transform from gas into a liquid, the compressor works to convert low-pressure gas into a high-pressure, high-temperature gas. Energized gas is created during this process as the gap regions between molecules get narrowed down. To enter into the condenser, the energized gas or refrigerant comes out of the compressor.
Condenser Coil: To cool down the high-pressure gas and convert it back into a liquid, there is a fan fitted into the condenser coil. As a liquid, the product is now moved to the next component of the air conditioner known as the evaporator. The compressor and condenser are harbored in the unit outside your house.
Evaporator: The evaporator is located inside, typically found near the furnace. With an extremely thin pipe, the condenser is linked to the evaporator. As the once high-pressure gas, now converted into the low-pressure liquid, it enters the evaporator section of the cooling system. Due to the decreasing pressure in the evaporator, the liquid is transformed back into a gas again. The heat is absorbed and released outside in order for the air inside to be cooled off during this process as the working fluid comes out of the evaporator. To again get compressed by the compressor, the working fluid comes out of the evaporator in the form of a gas next. All this continues to happen in a cycle, where the refrigerant is never consumed, but continually repeats the cycle.
Thermostat: The thermostat is the necessary device the control and maintains the temperature of your air conditioning system by regulating the heat energy flowing inside and outside of it. Depending on the features, the thermostat can be set manually or automatically.
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Should you notice that as the air conditioner works through its cycle it is not performing to its full potential, getting the issue resolved sooner than later can save you from experiencing long breakdowns and increased repair costs. At first sign, call the professionals of Absolute A/C & Plumbing and we will find the issue and make the necessary repairs to keep the air conditioner operating efficiently.