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Behind The Mechanics: How Your AC System Works


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Behind The Mechanics: How Your AC System Works

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Understanding how your AC system works is essential for optimizing its use and maintenance. In this blog post, we’ll break down the mechanics of the AC system components and the science behind its operation. 

With this knowledge, you’ll be ready to use your AC effectively, maintain it properly, and troubleshoot minor issues. So, buckle up as we deeply dive into the cool world of air conditioning systems.

The Basic Steps Of The Air Conditioning Process

The cooling magic of your AC system involves four key components and this is how each work:

  1. The compressor: It acts like a big squeeze. The compressor pressurizes the refrigerant, heating it in the process.
  2. The condenser: The now hot and pressurized refrigerant flows into the condenser. Here, the refrigerant cools down and turns into a liquid while releasing heat outside.
  3. The expansion valve: This refrigerant then goes through the valve, reducing pressure. Then, it cools down even more before it enters the evaporator.
  4. The evaporator: In the evaporator, the cold refrigerant absorbs the heat from the air in the room, cooling it down. Then the process begins all over again.

By understanding this sequence, you can better grasp the air conditioning process and each component’s vital role in providing that refreshing cool air we all enjoy.

Why You Should Know The Basics Of AC Systems 

You’ll be able to identify common problems, like a frozen evaporator coil or a malfunctioning thermostat, and apply quick fixes. 

It also gives you the knowledge required to communicate effectively with HVAC professionals. When you understand your system’s components and how they operate, you can accurately describe any issues to your HVAC technician.

Get Regular AC Maintenance With Robert & Sons A/C & Heating LLC

So, you’re one of those clever homeowners who want to keep their cool – literally! You love your AC and want to understand how your air conditioning works.

But let’s face it, even the best of us can run into technical issues. Maybe you’re dealing with a breakdown in the AC system components. It can be really frustrating without adding the worries about the maintenance. However, you don’t have to deal with a broken AC system alone. 

At Robert & Sons A/C & Heating LLC, we totally get it and are here to help. With our comprehensive HVAC repairs, maintenance, and inspections, you’ll never sweat at home again! Get a Free installation with a full AC Conditioning service.