How Does Air Conditioning Work?

Air conditioning is something just about everybody enjoys, but few understand. We know it brings relief on warm days, but we don’t usually stop and think about how the air in our homes or businesses is cooled. That is, until something goes wrong and the air conditioner stops working.  At Morrisville Heating and Air Conditioning, we encourage our customers to maintain a working knowledge of the basic air conditioner components so they can better understand what they can do in the event of malfunction.

Your air conditioner converts warm air to cool air using 3 main components: a compressor, condenser, and evaporator.  A fan inside of the home blows the warm air that is inside the house and pushes it through the coil that is located  inside the air conditioner.  After the refrigerant absorbs heat from the air, it is converted to a gas and passes through a compressor, which then forces the air into the condenser.  While inside of the condenser, the gas is converted back to a liquid that helps keep the cooled air a the desired temperature that is set with the thermostat.

The fins that are found inside of the air conditioner blow the hot air that was removed during the compressing and condensing stages into the atmosphere outside. Finally, the air conditioner works to remove some of the humidity from the environment, which helps to keep the air inside feeling cool and comfortable.  

In order to keep an air conditioner working properly, the fans, fins, refrigerant, compressors, and condensers have to work in conjunction to achieve the desired outcome.  The experienced professionals at Morrisville Heating and Air Conditioning are big believers in preventative maintenance that helps to ensure that an air conditioner runs how you want it to, when you want it to. If you're in need of AC repair services, contact Morrisville Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an in-home estimate!

 

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