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How Does My Air Conditioning Cool My Air?

One of the main questions that we get asked a lot from curious customers is how their air conditioner actually cools their home. It is important to have a basic grasp of how your home’s appliances work so that you can recognize when they’re not working well and call for service. Here at PRK Services, Inc. we offer fast and reliable Denton, TX air conditioning repair, installation and maintenance. We’ve put together a quick explanation of how your air conditioning system works. If you have any questions or if you’re experiencing any problems with your AC just give us a call.

Denton, TX Air Conditioning Question: How AC Works

Your air conditioning system has one job to do: remove heat from your home. If you’ve ever used a can of compressed air to clean your computer then you likely noticed how the outside of the can got very cold. Your air conditioner uses a similar principle, except with a compressed refrigerant, to cool your home.

First, if you have a central air conditioning system then you have an indoor evaporator unit and an outdoor condensing unit. In the outdoor unit is a compressor that compresses the refrigerant and circulates it inside to the evaporator coils. The refrigerant is released which makes the coils very cold.

Second, the fan in the indoor unit pulls in warm air from your home and from the outside and passes it over the very cold evaporator coils which absorb the heat from the air. The newly-cooled air continues on through your ducts and into your home. The newly-heated refrigerant gets circulated back outside to the condensing unit. There another series of coils, the condenser coils, with the help of a second fan exhaust the heat into the outdoor air.

Finally, the refrigerant is circulated once again to the compressor where it is compressed and the process starts all over again.

If you need any kind of Denton, TX air conditioning repair, installation or maintenance just call the friendly experts at PRK Services, Inc. We would love to talk with you about how we can help you pick out a new system if yours needs replacement, or fix any type of issue that you might be having.

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