Residential air conditioners
So what are residential air conditioners?
Okay, before I explain what it is. I want to clarify the difference between air conditioner units and residential air conditioning, or just a regular air conditioning. So, there won’t be any confusion in the term.
An air conditioning is a way to maintain comfort conditions in a home by controlling the temperature, air movement, cleaning, and humidity or dehumidify for your comfort. Don’t confuse this with the actual device (air conditioner units).
Air conditioner units or central air units is just a system, apparatus, or an energy converted machine that is designed to convert electrical energy to mechanical energy.
It also transfers heat from one location to another by using a refrigerant as a substance for heating or cooling.
How does air conditioning work?
Home air conditioning units work by removing heat from one location and rejected to another.
Air conditioner units come in different types of brand name, size, Ac Freon and purpose. However, all of it has five basic components, air conditioning theory and operation principle.
These basic components are: air conditioner compressors, condenser, expansion device, evaporator coils, and the piping that connects these components.
When all components are connected properly the refrigeration process becomes a cycle. This is known as refrigeration cycle.
During this cycle there is no beginning or ending point, but an HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) technician generally started the refrigeration cycle at the air conditioner compressors, since it’s the heart of the air conditioner units. A substance called Air conditioner refrigerant (you might known it as Ac Freon) is introduced into the Ac units.
Air conditioner refrigerant absorbs heat in one area and transfer within the air conditioning coil. All these components must operate in harmony. Air conditioner compressors can pump no more vapor ac Freon than the evaporator coils can provide.
The air conditioner condenser cannot condense anymore vapor to liquid than the medium (surround air) which can absorb its’ heat. The meter devices cannot allow more liquid Air conditioner refrigerant to flow through the evaporator coil. Than, the evaporator can boil it to vapor before it goes back to the ac hvac compressor.
If it’s not in harmony with each other, you will find problem within the residential air conditioner. This problem will be discussed in the residential air conditioning troubleshooting section.
Types of Residential air conditioner unit
There is a minimum of six types of home air conditioner or more.
| Central ac units ||Portable ac units ||Window ac units |
|Geothermal units ||Ductless air conditioner ||Residential heat pumps |
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