Everyone knows what an air conditioner does – it keeps you cool during a hot Houston summer! But have you ever wandered outside your home and looked at your air conditioner up close? If you do, you’ll notice there is no ducting attached to it. Now you’re probably scratching your head…where does that cool air come from?
The primary job of an air conditioner is to compress refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas, but when compressed it releases heat energy and condenses to a chilled liquid. This is why you’ll hear us Houston air conditioning techs call it a ‘condenser’ or a ‘compressor.’
The chilled refrigerant is pumped inside to the indoor coil which is a series of metal tubing. Warm air from the home is forced through the chilled coil, and the refrigerant absorbs heat energy from the air and turns back into a gas. The gas is pumped back out to the air conditioner and the process repeats.
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Air Conditioning Efficiency
The efficiency of an air conditioner is measured with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. This determines how much electricity is required by the unit to cool a specific space. However air conditioning your home is not just the job of the air conditioner. The indoor coil and fan motor also play a significant role in efficiency as do your system design and installation! We’ll help you keep those utility bills as low as possible during our Houston summer seasons.
Air Conditioner Replacement
Air Bourne Air is the company to call when you’re looking for a new or replacement air conditioning system. For an in-home estimate or any Houston ac replacement questions, just give us a call! You’ll not regret trusting Air Bourne Air with the comfort requirements of your home – we guarantee it.