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3 Important Components in Your Air Conditioning

Your home’s air conditioner is a simple device to operate: easy to program thermostats make it a basic task to set up the right pattern of cooling for your home. But the air conditioner itself is an incredibly intricate device that requires the effective operation of different components working in unison. There is no such thing as an “unimportant” component in an AC. A malfunction in any component will put stress on the system and cause it to work inefficiently or ineffectively.

Here are three components that are crucial for your air conditioner to perform its job. The components must remain in good repair and receive regular maintenance. When you experience any problems with your air conditioning in Hilton Head, GA from one of these components—or any AC component—call AAction Air for prompt and effective repair services.

The compressor

The compressor takes on the role of the heart of an AC. It’s where energy is applied to the refrigerant, and it works as the pump that circulates the refrigerant through the system. Compressors resemble engines with pistons: a motor runs the piston action, and it compresses refrigerant inside the chamber. The compression changes the liquid refrigerant into a high-pressure, hot gas. The change in pressure is what causes the refrigerant to begin moving through the system. Without a working compressor, an air conditioning system is nothing more than fans blowing around room temperature air.

The air handler

This component is responsible for moving the conditioned air from the evaporator coil—where the air has had heat removed from it through the action of the refrigerant—and sending it into the ventilation shafts for distribution to the rooms. The main part of the air handler is a powerful blower motor and fan. These parts are susceptible to damage from dust and dirt, especially if the ducts become clogged with dust or the AC’s filter is not regularly changed.

The condensate pan

During the evaporation phase in an air conditioning system, water moisture condenses along the indoor coil as it absorbs heat. This moisture must go somewhere, and to prevent it from ending up inside your home, a shallow receptacle called the condensate pan catches it when it drips down. A drain attached to the pan and a pump removes the excess water moisture. The pan needs regular maintenance to make sure that the drain isn’t blocked and the pump working; should any backup occur, water will start to overflow the pan and cause damage to your house. There are many other parts of an air conditioner that contribute to its job of keeping your home comfortable during the summer.

To keep them all working, have repairs done and schedule regular maintenance for your air conditioning in Hilton Head, GA. Call AAction Air today and ask about scheduling spring maintenance.

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