How Your Air Conditioner Operates

An air conditioner is a huge investment for your home. This video will show you what makes up your air conditioning system and explain how it works. An air conditioner comprises three major parts. the compressor, evaporator, and condenser.

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The purpose of an air conditioner is to cool down the room by using refrigerant. It works by forcing cold air outside while allowing warm air inside.

When you turn on your air conditioning unit, you spark a series of electrical switches. These switches control the flow of electricity through the circuit. Once the cooling cycle begins, the condenser sends heat energy from the compressor to the condensation coil. The coil then heats the air surrounding it. The blower fan blows the heated air around the room. As the air passes over the evaporator, it gets cooled and thus absorbs the heat. A thermostat controls the temperature of the air coming out of the vents. It measures the amount of heat created and adjusts accordingly.

Understanding how your air conditioner works will help you troubleshoot AC problems when they happen. Plus, it’s important to know what parts go where so you can replace them promptly when needed.