An essential component of a central air conditioning system an outside air conditioning unit, also known as an “air conditioner compressor” or “condenser.” To cool the air inside the building, this unit that is located outside the building works with the indoor unit, or evaporator coil. Today, we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to elaborate further on the outdoor air conditioning unit.
How Does the Outside AC Unit Work?
The compressor, condenser coil, and fan are contained in the outside unit. The refrigerant, a coolant that transfers heat, is pressurized in the compressor and sends it to the condenser coil, where the heat is released to the outside air. Helping to dissipate the heat, the fan then blows air over the coil.
Why is an AC Tune Up Important?
To ensure it functions correctly and efficiently, proper maintenance of the outside unit is critical. A few basic examples include checking and replacing the air filter, cleaning the unit and coils, and inspecting the refrigerant levels. Because clutter can impede airflow and cause the unit to work harder, it is also essential to keep the area around the unit clear of debris and foliage. It is crucial to have the unit inspected by a professional regularly in addition to regular maintenance. You can prevent potential issues from becoming significant problems by identifying them early during professional maintenance services. A leak in the refrigerant lines, malfunctioning compressor, or a dirty or clogged condenser coil are a few common problems caught.
Buying a New Air Conditioning Unit
It is in your better interest to consider the unit’s size and energy efficiency level when shopping for a new air conditioner. While a unit that is too large will save energy and money, a unit that is too small will have to work harder to cool the space. With a higher rating indicating a more efficient unit, the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating measures the unit’s energy efficiency.
What are the Basic Parts of an AC Unit?
Condenser Coils & Fans. It flows directly into the condenser coils where it releases much of the heat it absorbs when the refrigerant leaves the compressor. To help in the process of releasing heat in the refrigerant, the fan blows in the coils. There will be plenty of time for the refrigerants to pass by the blowing air and release heat since there are lots of coils in the condenser.
AC Compressor. Responsible for absorbing heat inside your home through the refrigerants is the indoor component of your air conditioning system. To perform heat exchange and release the absorbed heat, the refrigerant then travels to the compressor. In order to increase its temperature, the compressor is the first stop of the refrigerants where extra pressure is given. This makes the process easier and fast.
Refrigerant Lines. For the continuous cooling cycle of your air conditioning system, the refrigerant lines are the pathways of the refrigerants which connect the indoor and outdoor unit and allow.
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Now that you get the basics, you can better take care of the unit. Care and maintenance are essential for the longevity and efficiency of your cooling system. When your air conditioning system needs repairs, maintenance, replacing or installing in the Las Vegas Desert, call in the experts of Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning and let us take care of you!