How do Air Conditioners Work?
Functions of an Air Conditioner?
To be honest, the function of an Air Conditioner is relatively simple. An Air Conditioner provides cold air throughout your home by removing the heat and humidity. As it returns the cold air throughout the indoor space and transfers the unwanted heat and humidity back outside.
What is a Central Air Conditioner?
This style of Air Conditioner is great for large homes or if you wish to cool multiple rooms at once. What makes this unit the perfect suit is that it uses your existing duct system and the blower motor your furnace uses to regulate the air within your home. This is a split unit in terms of the larger portion being an outdoor unit that houses the condenser and compressor, while the indoor hidden portion houses the evaporator coil and the air handler. This system removes the heat from the indoor air, transferring it outside while pushing cool air through the ducts in the home.
A benefit of this unit is less humidity, circulated cool air through every room equally, and reduced cool down time through the home.
By utilizing this system, you can optimize your efficiency with programmable thermostats, making a complete smart home experience where heating, cooling, and air circulation are at your fingertips.
What is Ductless/Mini-split Air Conditioner?
This style of Air Conditioner is great for hydronic system housing. These are great when you do not have ducts to pump the cool air through, or simply, little to no outdoor space and a smaller square footage than the average family home. A two-part system includes an indoor fixture mounted upon the wall, and a small outdoor unit. The outdoor unit houses the condenser, the compressor, and fitting for a heat pump when you need a little extra heat circulating during the winter months. The indoor unit housing a smaller blower motor that, unlike central air conditioners, you can control the amount of air it puts out.
The benefits of such a system are they can be more efficient in energy consumption. By controlling the output of air using the remote control, either on your smart phone or the physical controller.
By going with this system, you are putting the temperature control in your hands from anywhere, maximizing the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, and minimizing the costs of installation and utilities.
Components of an Air Conditioner?
There are four main parts to an Air conditioner, both Central and Ductless/Mini split. There is the evaporator coil, which houses the refrigerant at a low temperature. The compressor which is the workhorse of the air conditioner. The condenser coil, which is considered the opposite of the evaporator, pulling the heat away from the refrigerant. Finally, the metering device (Orifice/TXV) that connects the condenser and the evaporator while decreasing pressure and temperature.
By taking into consideration the amount of costs that go into an Air conditioner, you can make the best choice for you and your home.
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