Make Sure YOUR HOME is BEING COOLED PROPERLY.
At YellowBird Services we understand how important it is to feel comfortable in your home’s climate. We get thousands of calls each year from customers that need help with air conditioner repairs or installation. The process of air conditioning is the control of air movement, temperature, filtration and humidity. Air conditioning is typically identified with refrigeration equipment. Because it’s associated with the cooling and the dehumidification process of air. Which keeps your entire home cool in warmer months, while they help lower indoor humidity levels.
Central heating and air conditioning units use ductwork to carry the cooled air to various rooms. In addition, individual units can be used to cool specific areas. The use of individual air conditioning units verses using a centralized air conditioner depends on the set up of your residence.
HOW AIR CONDITIONING WORKS
The perception of many people is that air conditioners lower the temperature in their homes by pumping cool air in. The actual process is that the air conditioning unit removes warm air from your house and then cycles it back in as cooler air. This continues until your thermostat reaches the desired temperature that you per-set.
Evaporation coolers or swamp coolers create cold air by evaporating water, whereas air conditioning units cycle through existing warm air to create a cooling breeze.
The elements of a system include a compressor, a fan, evaporator coil, condenser coil, and a refrigerant. The unit extracts heat from indoor air which is then transferred outside. This process then leaves the cooled indoor air to be re-circulated back in to the house.
Air conditioners are basically refrigerators without the insulated box. They use the evaporation of a refrigerant to provide cooling. The refrigerant evaporation cycle is the same in a refrigerator as it is in an air conditioner. Cool refrigerant becomes a hot, high-pressure gas when it gets compressed by the compressor. This hot gas then runs through a set of coils which dissipate the heat, and it then condenses into a liquid. This liquid then runs through an expansion valve, and during this process it evaporates to become a cold, low-pressure gas. The now cold gas runs through a set of coils that allow the gas to absorb heat which then cools down the air that is recirculated inside your home.
There are three components that make up a split central air conditioning system, they are:
- An outdoor condensing unit
- A matching indoor air handler
- Ductwork to transfer the cooled air throughout the home
Today Geothermal units are the most efficient air conditioning on the market. The way they work is actually very simple, the refrigerant is cooled underground thereby dropping the temperature before it goes through your system.