Air Conditioning Basics

Posted on AC Info August 25, 2010 by John Brescia

People across Florida have air conditioners but other then when we call an  ac repair service contractor to fix a leak, we really do not know anything about air conditioning or even how it works

Here are some basics:

  • An air conditioner does not lower the temperature in your home by creating cool air, it is actually releasing the warm air from your home and bringing it back in as cooler air. This process continues until your thermostat reaches the desired temperature
  • The air conditioner is a big refrigerator without an insulated box that provides cooling through a process of evaporation of a refrigerant, like Freon.
  • Air conditioners clean the air, as well, by using filters that catch dust, pollen, mold spores and other allergens.
  • Air conditioners also work as dehumidifiers, by taking excess water from the air and using it to help cool the unit before releasing water through an outdoor hose.

These are ac power basics that every resident living with an air conditioner should know. Ac repair can be a foreign territory but if you have the right information and researched knowledge you can become familiar with you air conditioner system and even impress your local ac contractor.

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