Do you think you can survive without an air conditioner? Think again! An air conditioning unit can change the temperature, humidity and the quality of air in your home. It makes your house cooler and much more comfortable during the hot summer. It accomplishes this task by drawing heat energy out of your house and transferring it to your outdoor spaces.
However, most people don’t know how an AC unit operates. Typically, your air conditioner works similarly to your refrigerator. In fact, it has similar components and materials to your fridge which includes a refrigerant. The fundamental difference between these two devices is that an AC unit usually has an indoor and outdoor unit which performs different functions.
The Indoor Unit
The indoor unit of your AC system is usually located in the basement of your home near the furnace filter. The indoor unit comprises of a coil box containing an evaporator. This evaporator allows the refrigerant to evaporate absorbing the excess heat from inside your house. Once all the excess heat is absorbed, it leaves behind cool air that is distributed in your home. The refrigerant absorbs the heat from your indoor spaces before turning into a liquid.
The Outdoor Unit
This is where most of the work happens. In most cases, the outdoor unit is located in the rear part of your home, and this is where the heat that is absorbed from your indoor spaces is dispersed. The outdoor unit comprises a condenser coil, compressor, and a fan. All the heat that is absorbed from your indoor air by the refrigerant is pumped to your outdoor unit. As it moves to the outdoor unit, the refrigerant passes through the compressor to make sure that it can be reused.
The compressor compresses the refrigerant to a higher pressure and moved through the condenser coil. As the refrigerant travels through the unit’s condenser, a fan delivers cool air across the condenser causing the refrigerant to cool. As this process completes, the heat that was absorbed from your indoor air is dispersed to the rest of the air outside your house. Since the coolant no longer holds any heat, it is pumped back to your house, and this process repeats until your home achieves the desired temperature that is set on your thermostat. Once the thermostat senses that the desired temperature has been achieved, it switches the AC unit off.
The above process reveals what happens during the process of cooling your home. The whole process involves the transfer of heat from your indoor spaces to your outdoor spaces.
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