How Your Air Conditioner Works

How your AC works?

Here in South Florida most people have their air conditioners on year-round. The air conditioning system is essential in keeping your office and home cool during hot days/months. But, do you know how it works?

Knowing how air conditioners operates is essential, especially when it comes to troubleshooting for simple repairs in case it unexpectedly stops working. The most interesting bit about its operation is that it works primarily the same way as a refrigerator. The entire process of cooling the air and regulating the temperature to make your office/home comfortable is based on a very simple, yet sophisticated scientific and mechanical principles. Let’s now take a look at how most air conditioning systems work to cool your property!

An air conditioner has three main parts, which is the condenser, compressor, and the evaporator. In most cases, the condenser and compressor are located in the outside part of the building while the evaporator is in the insider section of the aircon system.

Step 1
Warm air from the room and its surrounding are sucked in through a grille located at the base of the machine.

Step 2
This warm air flows through the condenser, which has chiller pipes. Inside the pipes, a coolant fluid is constantly circulating. The condenser works in a similar way as the chiller cabinet of a normal food fridge. It cools down the incoming warm air and the dehumidifier removes excess moisture.

Step 3
The air proceeds and flows over a heating device. This element is more or less similar to a fan heater so that it may be turned up on cold days for the HVAC to work as a heater.

Step 4
There is a fan located at the top part of the compressor, which works by pumping air through another vent into the room. As soon as the heating device is turned off, the air re-entering the room is cooler, thereby gradually cooling down the property.

Step 5
In the meantime, coolant flows through the cooling pipes, picking up any heat flowing past the chiller pipes and evaporates. In the end, it turns the cooling liquid into a hot gas. It takes away this heat from the room interiors to the outside of the property, where it gives up the hot air to the outside environment.

Step 6
The air conditioner section located in the outside of the building is made up of metal fins. These plates work in a similar way as a car radiator, and they help dissipate heat much faster to the outside environment. There is also an electric fan the blow air past the fins to accelerate air dissipation process. Over the time, the warm/hot air inside the room is gradually pumped away into the outside air. The coolant is then pumped back into the room and the entire process repeats itself.

Did you realize that making your property cooler was more about getting rid of existing heat and little efforts about increasing cold air? The good news is that you do not have to know everything on how air conditioners work to enjoy its effects.

At Dove AC, we can help you if want to upgrade to a new air conditioner, your system needs some checks, and if you have any questions about air conditioning system. We have many years of experience working with these systems, and we understand everything from repairs, maintenance and new installations.
For a consultation and quote contact us call us 24/7 | Palm Beach (561) 746-3757 Treasure Coast (772) 232-1232.

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