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How Do Air Conditioners Work?

Posted on AC Repair, The Cooler Blog August 7, 2019

When we offer AC Repair service to customers, we notice that homeowners tend to not ask to many questions about the nuts and bolts of their units. This is likely because many don’t actually know what an air conditioner is really doing and how it’s making your home’s air cooler. For this blog, we want to introduce readers to the basics of how AC works to give you more insight into one of the most important systems in your home.

Air conditioning uses chemicals that transform from gas to liquid and back very quickly. As it does this, heat from the air inside your property is transferred to the outside. This process is managed by three key parts of your system: the compressor, condenser and evaporator.

The cooling fluid reaches the compressor as a gas. The compressor then squeezes this gas into a liquid that collects heat. This liquid exits the compressor as a high-temperature gas into the condenser, where high pressures force the material into a cooler liquid, which is sent over to the evaporator. Here, the fluid is once again converted to a gas that extracts heat from surrounding air. This process is how cool, refreshing air is conditioned from warm, stuffy air.

The air conditioner takes in air through your home’s ducts. The unit will remove heat from the air that comes in and blows the remaining, cool air back into the house. All of this takes place until your home’s thermostat reports that the desired temperature has been reached. Once the temperature rises beyond this, the process begins all over again! We hope that this gives some insight as to what exactly your home’s cooling system is up to when it’s at work. As the leading provider of AC Repair in Coral Springs FL, All Year Cooling can answer your questions about your AC system and perform any fixes to get your system back on track!


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