Every year, especially at the advent and during the warm summer months, millions of homes across the world plan to get cooling systems or air conditioners installed in their homes. Those who have air conditioners already would look for repairing and maintenance of the systems. Having proper cooling system at home during the warm months is not a luxury but a necessity and the quality of cooling offered by air conditioners would be decisive as to whether you feel comfortable or not.
Air conditioners are electrical appliances that help in regulating the temperature and humidity within a given area. It is usually a closed unit like a room, house or office wherein the air conditioner consistently regulates the air inflow and outflow to maintain a certain temperature as desired by you. Whether your air conditioners are working properly will depend on several factors, including that of the devices and how well you maintain them.
Functioning of Air Conditioners
Whether or not your air conditioners are capable of creating a desired environment will depend on the functioning of the cooling systems. Many homeowners have a perception that air conditioners pump in cooler air into the room or the home and thus help in creating a cooler ambience. The truth is, however, that their conditioners do not pump in cooler air. Instead it extracts the hot air from the rooms or a house and circulates cooler air after compressing and cooling down the hot air. This compression, cooling and circulation of the air continues until the desired, preset temperature is obtained. This is indicated by the thermostat and then the air conditioners stop cooling or circulating the air.
Air conditioning systems have a compressor, a fan, condenser coil, evaporator coil and a refrigerant. The compressor is used to cool the refrigerant which then forms hot high pressure gas and that is run through the set of condenser coils to dissipate heat. Thereby it condenses into liquid. The air is then passed through the evaporator coil which transforms the cold liquid into cooler gas. When air is passed through this cold gas, it becomes cooler and is then circulated into your homes.
The air conditioners are also tasked with extracting moisture or humidity from the rooms in order to maintain a desirably natural cool ambience.
Different Segments of Air Conditioners
There are three different sections of air conditioners namely an outdoor condensing unit, a matching indoor air handler and ductwork to transfer the cooled air throughout the home.