Air ConditioningHow Does the Cooling Cycle Actually Work?

We don’t have the most intense summer heat in the country around here, but that doesn’t mean that you can hope to make it through the cooling season comfortably without a good air conditioner in place. If you’re serious about living in the environment that you deserve, a great AC is a must. However, few homeowners really understand how it is that an air conditioner works.

Without getting too technical, we’d like to help you to better understand how your AC cools your home. When you need any air conditioning services in Everett, WA, be sure to give us a call. Your 100% satisfaction is our top priority.

How Your AC Works

When a furnace or a boiler heats a home, that system generates heat. A fuel is combusted, a electrical resistance coils are used, to heat air or a heat transfer fluid. There is no real way to generate cool, though. What your air conditioner does is simply to remove the heat from the air in your home. The cooled air is then distributed throughout your living space.

Refrigerant is the key to this process. Refrigerant changes states very effectively, changing from a gas to a liquid and back again with ease. This makes it ideal for removing heat from the air passing over the evaporator coil in your system.

In this coil, refrigerant is evaporated — hence the name — and absorbs heat from the air. That warm refrigerant then makes its way to the condenser unit outside, and is condensed — again, apt naming of equipment. As the refrigerant is condensed, it sheds its heat, and is ready to start the process all over again.

Keep in mind that this is a very simple explanation of how a fairly complex system operates. You need to know that your AC is serviced only by trained professionals. We’ll make sure that this is the case.

Schedule your AC services withG & S Heating Cooling & Electric.

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