Understanding Air Conditioning Systems

If you own an air conditioning system, you’re likely familiar with the wonders it can do for your comfort, health, and home. There are several types of air conditioning systems available for residential use today. Room air conditioners cool small areas, central air conditioning systems work for the entire home, and ductless systems combine the best of both types of systems into a compact unit. The following items are components of air conditioning systems:

  • Blower
  • Condenser
  • Compressor
  • Evaporator
  • Fan

Other components of an air conditioning system include the thermostat, which allows you to control the temperature of your home. The air filter removes allergens and other pollutants from being circulated throughout your indoor space.

A Basic Overview of How the System Cools Your Home

Without getting into significant detail regarding the individual roles of each component of your air conditioning system, the overall concept is simple to understand. The hot air is replaced by treated air that has been cooled with a chemical known as refrigerant. The refrigerant moves over the air in the AC to cast the heat out. Through a series of condenser coils within the AC unit, it continues the process over and over until the desired temperature is reached within the home.

For the air conditioning to work properly, the refrigerant levels must remain adequate and not get too low or cause the unit to freeze. This is often the case if you see a puddle wherever the internal component for your home is located. Air conditioning maintenance and tune-up services typically check to ensure that the refrigerant and other components of the system are working properly.

Trust General Heating & Air Conditioning for Your HVAC Needs

General Heating & Air Conditioning has been working to provide the highest quality HVAC services in the San Gabriel Valley since 1981. We provide comprehensive service, sales, maintenance, and installation of heating and air conditioning systems. We also offer decorative air and heat register supplies, zoned HVAC systems, and ductless systems. Get in touch with General Heating & Air Conditioning today for the best HVAC services in Monrovia, CA.