Your air conditioning system’s job is to cool your indoor air during the warmer months of the year. Using a thermostat, you can monitor and regulate the air temperature inside your home. The equipment also comes with a filter that removes airborne particles from the circulating air.
However, what keeps your air conditioner running is its internal components, which work together to provide consistent comfort and dehumidify your living spaces. Cooper Brothers, Inc., your trusted heat pump and furnace replacement contractor, shares a closer look at these components here:
Compressor. Located inside the outdoor unit of your air conditioner, the compressor is a large electric pump that drives the whole system to perform efficiently. It’s responsible for pumping refrigerant through the system, specifically packing molecules in the gas-based refrigerant to raise both its temperature and pressure and turn it into its liquid form.
Condenser coils. These copper coils are likewise located inside the outdoor unit of your AC equipment. They hold the refrigerant in its liquid form, which, at this point, has released the heat outdoors. An AC repair technician will make sure that these parts are in top condition to ensure efficient cooling.
Evaporator coils. Evaporator coils are also made of copper, but are located inside the AC system’s air handler unit. The liquid form of the refrigerant, which becomes chilled again after releasing all the heat outdoors, moves through these coils, where it turns back into its gaseous state due to a massive pressure drop. As the air from the blower fan moves over the coils, the refrigerant removes the heat from your indoor spaces. It then moves toward the compressor, starting the process all over again.
Cooper Brothers, Inc. has a team of highly-qualified professionals who’ll take care of maintaining, repairing, installing and replacing your AC system. Count on us for your other HVAC service needs, including home furnace repair and indoor air quality assessment. Give us a call at (408) 649-2008 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate.