Air conditioners are probably the most valuable asset in a Texas home. With such high temperatures, it is imperative that you know how your system works and what it is truly doing in your space. Including the cooling side of the system, air conditioners are also used to heat the home. Swings in temperature during non-summer months call for a unit that properly cools and heats the home whenever needed.
How does an air conditioner work?
The systems or machines are used to change the temperature in a room or home by using “refrigerating” techniques. The process removes warm air and replaces it with cooler air. All of this is done through the use of three “sections” of the A/C unit: the compressor, condenser and the evaporator. To get air to cool down, the unit pulls in the gas and turns it into a liquid before quickly turning it into a gas again. The way this is done is through the use of a chemical that transfers heat from inside your home to the outside. The chemical or fluid or pushes through the compressor, which is how the gas molecules of the air turns into a liquid then back to a gas.
While the unit cools down the room with this method, it does the exact opposite to heat. The unit takes cool air and levels them out to produce hotter temperatures. Both cool and hot air elements are exchanged through the AC units as water vapor until the correct temperature is met.
Taking Care of an AC Unit
When investing in any piece for a home it is important to know how to properly troubleshoot issues. One way to understand how to properly care for your home is by making sure you understand how your unit is made to be used. Know what temperature your unit is on and which setting the fan is placed on to give your AC company the most accurate information possible. Make sure to call a specialist at Champion AC when any issues arise to ensure the longevity of your unit.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.