At John’s Refrigeration, we spend a lot of time learning how to keep our customers comfortable at home, especially during the extreme summer temperatures. I think we can agree that air conditioning is a much needed part of the summer here in Arizona. You might take the cool indoors for granted…until it breaks…and then you might wonder: how does air conditioning work?
There are three parts to the air conditioner that are the core of the system:
- Evaporative Coil – As refrigerant is cycled through your home, this coil absorbs heat from the air that is circulating through the duct system of your home.
- Condenser Coil – Heat is received from the evaporative cooler and is released at the condenser coil.
- Compressor Pump – Pump that moves refrigerant (coolant) through the system.
Through this process, cool air is released into your home and a bonus is that humidity is also removed, making you even more comfortable. That’s why air conditioning is effective even during the monsoon and in humid climates.
Common Air Conditioning Problems
The reality is that no matter how much preventative maintenance we perform, parts get worn out. Leaky refrigerant, for example, can cause a variety of problems, including ice build-up, a burnt out compressor, and a loss of cooling. Because the system has to work harder to keep your home at the temperature set on the thermostat, you will notice a rise in your utility bills.
Dripping water is an indicator of a larger problem, such as a refrigerant leak or a problem with the condensate pan. If you see water, it is a good idea to call an HVAC professional to check it before it causes a bigger, system-wide issue.
Consider joining our Peak Performance Club, where we perform annual maintenance that can help extend the life of your air conditioner and keep you and your family comfortable for a long time. Just Call John’s to learn more.