As the temperature and humidity begin to rise in Brick, NJ, your air conditioning is especially important. Not only do you need it to circulate cool air throughout your entire living space and do so quickly when it’s hot out, you also need it to use electrical energy efficiently so that you’re not paying unnecessarily during a period when cooling costs are already high. In this post, we’d like to continue to inform our growing customer base about how their AC works by focusing on several of its most important components. Call Heritage Air & Heat today for comprehensive air conditioning services, from installation to maintenance.
- Compressor: Your compressor is the engine of the refrigerant cycle. It resides in the weatherized outdoor unit and pressurizes the refrigerant, sending it throughout the coils. It accepts the refrigerant in a low pressure gaseous state and compresses it into a high pressure and high temperature gas, so hot in fact that when the gas is sent through the condenser coils, the heat flows into the outside air. As one of the most important mechanical components, the integrity of your compressor is paramount. It needs to be kept clean and free of debris to ensure that it can do its job effectively.
- Coils: There are two coils in your AC. The condenser coils we have already mentioned as pertaining to the function of heat dissipation. Like the compressor, they are housed inside the outdoor unit. The indoor evaporator coil, on the other hand, has the opposite function. As it accepts the cool liquid refrigerant, absorbs the heat from the air in your home, and this thermal exchange cools the air as it causes the refrigerant to evaporate into a gas. Hence, the cycle continues as the refrigerant is sent outside.
We hope this gives you some idea as to how your AC works. Both the compressor and the coils are integral parts of your air conditioning and must be taken care of in order to keep your home cool and energy efficient this summer. Call Heritage Air & Heat for comprehensive Brick, NJ air conditioning services.