How Does An AC Unit Work?

Willis Carrier invented the first AC unit in 1902, his invention gave birth to the modern-day air conditioners we all have installed in our homes and offices.

The ability to be able to exactly control air temperature has allowed many other technologies to reach your fingertips.

Computers and their servers could not be cooled without this technology nor would long flights on airplanes or even large shopping centers be possible without accurate control of temperatures.

So How Do They Work?

Air conditioners of all shapes, sizes, and models operate on the same principle. An air conditioner provides cool air inside your home or office by removing heat and humidity from the air.

The system removes hot air from the inside and replaces it with cool air. The majority of systems use a chemical called refrigerant and have three main parts that help make the air cool. A compressor, a condenser coil, and an evaporator coil. 

These components work together with the refrigerant chemical to make the refrigerant from gas to liquid and then back again.

The refrigerant travels back indoors and enters the evaporator coil. Here the refrigerant evaporates and cools the indoor coils. The fan blows indoor air across the cold evaporator coil then the heat from inside is absorbed into the refrigerant.

The cooled air is then circulated inside your home at the same time the heated evaporated gas is sent outside and this cycle keeps repeating.

The Most Popular Air Conditioning Units In Concord  

Most air conditioning units in Concord North Carolina are split system air conditioning units. Industry and stand terminology is central air conditioners. The reason these units are so popular in Concord, NC is that they do more than just make the air cooler. Concord, NC is well known for its muggy summers. Central air conditioners also remove the humidity as well as air control.

The main components for split systems ACs are: 

A thermostat control system within the premises.

An outdoor unit that houses a compressor, a coil, and a fan.

AN indoor unit that houses the evaporator coil and fan.

Copper tubes.

An expansion valve.

The ductwork that controls where the air is delivered to within the premises.

When investing in a new HVAC unit remember to call a professional technician who can advise the correct unit for you heating a cooling needs.