Air conditioning 101 – an easy guide to Air Conditioning main components
In our last week’s blog post, we started to analyse, one by one, the AC main components. Now let’s see which elements are responsible to ensure the best air quality, to link all the parts together and finally to give us the power to control the whole system. Join us today for another interesting lesson about air conditioning.
In general, we tend to associate our air conditioners with indoor air cooling. But in reality, they mean so much more to us. An AC purpose is not only to cool or heat a room but also to dehumidify and filter the air we breathe. How are they all possible? Together with the compressor, expansion valve and evaporator, there are a few more other components working hard in all this air conditioning process. So let’s take a closer look at them.
4. Air filters
When it comes to breathing clean air, filters are very important for your air conditioning system. Located in the indoor unit, they are, in other words, in charge of the air quality in your home or office. Technically, filters fight and remove most of the air pollutants that circulate through the air which might be harmful to your health. When they are dirty, filters lose their efficiency, causing health issues and high power bills. Therefore, you should ensure a regular and proper maintenance based on the manufacturer’s recommendations.
The use of refrigerants is equally important for the air conditioner’s operation. Basically, refrigerants make air conditioning possible. Contained within the coils of an AC unit, these liquid agents cool and dehumidify indoor air.
Whilst there are many types of refrigerants out there, few of them actually meet criteria related to costs, performance and sustainability. Nowadays, due to an increasing trend towards environmental protection, Australian Government has started HFC phase-down in January 2018.
Finally, a thermostat acts as a ‘control centre’ of your AC unit, enabling you to set the temperature manually or automatically. Depending on your preferences, the thermostat is constantly checking the temperature of the air until it reaches the set point. Next, the thermostat sends a signal to the device to stop working. Once the sensor detects that the temperature rises again, the air con will resume cooling down the air.
In conclusion, all AC components are linked to each other and play an important role in the AC process. Therefore, we highly recommend you to keep them in good-working order so that you can benefit from uninterrupted hours of comfort, all summer long.
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Until next time, remember that knowledge is power!
Until next time, we let you practice a new language this summer: the air conditioning language!
Your friend and AC expert,