In the cooling process, a refrigerant is transferred from the outdoor air to a coil filled with cool liquid. The refrigerant then passes through a tiny opening at high pressure, emerging as a mist of cool air. The compressor is the heart of your air conditioning system because it pumps refrigerant through the system to keep the room cool. During the summer months, a well-maintained air conditioning system will help you to enjoy a comfortable home or office.
The process of air conditioning uses a thermodynamic cycle called the refrigeration cycle. This cycle changes the pressure and state of a gas or liquid refrigerant to absorb the heat from the room and then expel it outside. Currently, most air conditioners are air-source split systems, with the “air-source” part referring to the outside location where the thermal energy is transferred. Other potential areas for the transfer of thermal energy include ground and water-source systems.
The indoor and outdoor components of an air conditioner are connected by copper tubing. The outdoor air handler circulates cool air while the indoor evaporator coil absorbs heat. The refrigerant then travels through copper tubing to a compressor and condenser coil located outdoors. The cycle continues. And as long as the indoor and outdoor units are connected to each other, the entire system operates perfectly. With the proper installation, your air conditioner will provide you with the cool comfort you’ve always wanted.