Air conditioners have become life-savers in fighting the daily stress and probable health risk brought by excessive and dangerous humidity, especially in tropical countries. Many homes and business establishments are making use of air conditioners for varying purpose, but mainly to keep the flow of air within the room cool and healthy. Many people would still be wondering how an air conditioning unit works its magic to breathe cool air. Well it is not as if there are loads of ice cubes blown by a fan from the inside.
So how do air conditioners operate? According to the website Energy.gov, air conditioners work the same operating principles and basic components as a home refrigerator. Refrigerators use electricity energy to transfer heat from the cool interior of the refrigerator to the somewhat warm environs of the home. The same goes with an air conditioner which uses energy to transfer heat from the interior of the home or even of a building to the relatively warm environment outside.
An air conditioner is comprised of several mechanical components, such as the evaporator which is a cold indoor coil that works the cooling process of an air conditioner. There is also the condenser which is a hot outdoor coil that releases the collected heat outside. These two components – the evaporator and condenser coils, are circuitous tubing made of copper, hemmed in by aluminum fins.
Also, there is this pump called the compressor, which moves a heat transfer fluid or refrigerant between the evaporator and the condenser. This pump forces the refrigerant through the circuit of tubing and fins in the coils. Consequently, the liquid refrigerant vaporizes in the indoor evaporator coil thus pulling the heat out of indoor air and cooling the home. The hot refrigerant gas is pumped outdoors into the condenser where it reverts back to a liquid, giving up its heat to the outside air flowing over the condenser’s metal tubing and fins.
That is how an air conditioning unit works it cooling magic, basically sharing the same process with a refrigerator.
Aircon Servicing will greatly help in keeping an air conditioner in good shape, thus keeping the user from incurring breakdown expenses and also providing healthy and cool air for the family.Share