What are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner

April 5, 2021
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There are five main components of an air conditioner. It’s important to understand how an air conditioner works, so you can take care of small issues while leaving the bigger ones to professionals.

The Compressor

Air flows through your home and the air conditioning system. The refrigerant is pressurized by the compressor, which raises its temperature. It goes from a liquid to a vapor. Refrigerant has to be hotter than outdoor air, so it can release heat and cool your home.

The Condenser Coil

The condenser coil is the part of your air conditioning system that is located outside. The coils provide plenty of surface space to release heat. There’s a condenser fan that blows air over the coils, which aids in this process.

Refrigerant, which is under pressure and hot, cools down to a liquid and enters an expansion joint. The expansion joint further depressurizes and cools the refrigerant, so it can gather more heat from your home.

The Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coils are where heat is picked up from your home. After the condenser turns the refrigerant into a vapor, the refrigerant flows to the compressor, where it collects heat. Evaporator coils accumulate dust and dirt, so they need regular professional maintenance.

Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating in Richmond, TX, offers preventative maintenance. We recommend you have your air conditioner get maintenance once a year to save money on electricity bills and prevent problems.

The Refrigerant

Refrigerant makes air conditioning possible. It is contained in a closed-loop system. The refrigerant changes from a liquid to a vapor, so it can remove heat from your home. It flows through an inside unit to collect heat and then disperses the heat outdoors.

At Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating, we install, repair, and tune up heaters and air conditioners. This includes heat pumps, furnaces, and packaged systems. We also handle thermostats and offer indoor air quality and home performance services. Our company also has commercial services. Please call today to find out more.

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