Before you buy a central air conditioning system, it is best to understand how it works. So many factors come into play when you are shopping for your replacement air conditioner. This blog breaks down what a central air conditioning system is and how it can benefit you and your home. How Does a Central Air Conditioning System Work
How Does a Central AC Work?
Central air conditioning systems are more efficient than window units and can keep your whole home cool. The most common central air conditioning system is a split system, which uses two ducts to deliver cool air. One duct brings cool air into the house, while the other returns warm air to the central unit or an outside condenser where it’s cooled off again before being delivered back through your home’s ductwork. There are also ductless systems that do not require ducts, but they are generally only used in smaller spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms because of their higher cost per square foot compared with a traditional split system.
How Does an AC system Cool My Home?
A central air conditioning system uses a compressor, ductwork, and coils to cool your home. The compressor pumps refrigerant through the coils. The fan circulates air through the system, helping cool it down. The thermostat controls the temperature of both the indoor coil and outdoor coil so that they are at an optimal temperature for cooling your house. The drain pan collects any condensation that forms when water vaporizes from inside your home into liquid form on the outside of your AC unit’s condenser coil or on its fins.
What are The Components of a Central Air Conditioning System?
A central air conditioning system is made up of several components. The compressor pumps refrigerant through your home’s ductwork and into the indoor coil (or evaporator), where it’s cooled by an electric blower, which then blows cool air out of your vents. The outdoor unit includes a condenser, expansion valve, evaporator, and compressor. The condenser is what makes central air possible: It pulls heat from inside your home and sends it outside through a pipe called an evaporator coil that cools the surrounding air before returning to your house as cool air again—thus giving you cool comfort all year long!
If you have been thinking about installing a central air conditioning system, now is a great time to do it. The experts at All Climate Mechanical can help you decide which type is best for your home. Keep your house cool and comfortable this summer.
For your air conditioning maintenance, installation, and services, feel free to contact All Climate Mechanical before summer begins. We are your local HVAC contractor in Plymouth, Minnesota. Contact us for an appointment!