While we greatly appreciate our air conditioners during the summer months, it’s a bit of a head scratcher for most when they think about how the taupe box labeled ‘Napoleon’ outside their home manages to keep their indoor environment so cool? I was discussing this with a friend of mine as we were wandering through the different temperature zones in our own home (or should I say sauna). She thought it was magic and giant blocks of ice. I wasn’t so sure, so I did a little research and discovered it’s an incredible science. Read on to learn how an air conditioner works and the important parts that make it run.
Think of an air conditioner the same as your car. There are a lot of moving and each one plays a very important role. This is why you should check up on your air conditioner regularly. Air conditioners have four main components that are all interconnected and work together as a system.
Air conditioners actually pull heat from the air in your home, while releasing the cooled and filtered air through your ducts. Here’s a step by step guide of the cooling process:
Now that you’ve read about the cooling process, you can see why it’s so important to check up on your unit regularly. Just like our car analogy, if you keep up with the maintenance, your air conditioner will run smooth. There will be no sticky jungle heat in your house.
Further Recommendations: Change the furnace filter
The best thing you can do to keep your air cool and comfy is to check your furnace filter once per month. Especially if it’s been a hot summer and your air is on quite often. Pet hair, dust, hair, and pathogens are filtered from your home and into the air conditioner, and may eventually re-distribute into your living space. A smooth running air conditioner will save you some money and run at peak efficiency. Remember to have a maintenance service performed at least once every year. To find the right air cooling unit for your lifestyle click here. Or check out these helpful tips on purifying the air in your home.