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How Air Conditioning Functions

How Air Conditioning Functions

The major components in an air conditioner are the evaporator which receives liquid refrigerant, a condenser that facilitates heat transfer, expansion valve that regulates refrigerant flow into the evaporator and a compressor which pumps that pressurizes refrigerant. These parts work together to manage refrigerant and move air outside and inside. An air conditioner uses the evaporation of a refrigerant to provide cooling. The compressor compresses a cool refrigerant which causes it to become hot, high-pressure gas. The hot gas then runs through a set of coils dissipate its heat, and it condenses into a liquid. The liquid then runs through an expansion valve, and in the process it evaporates and becomes a cold low-pressure gas. This cold gas runs then runs through a set of coils which allows the gas to absorb heat and cool down the air inside your home.

Your air conditioner also helps to dehumidify your home. Temperature is a key component of relative humidity so reducing the temperature of a volume of humid air causes it to release a portion of its moisture. Air conditioners have drains and moisture-collecting pans near or attached to air conditioners to catch water that is released. The more humid the day is the more the air conditioner will discharge more water.

Trademark Home Services can help keep your air conditioning unit running smoothly to help deliver fresh cool air that will improve your indoor air quality. Give them a call today in Sugar Land TX at (281) 819-5852.