How much do you know about coils?
The weather is already heating up. Spring has already bought about some uncharacteristically warm temperatures to many areas of the United States. It’s looking like it’s going to be one hot summer! Do you know if your air conditioner is ready to tackle the heat? Each component of your air conditioner must be operating properly for you to enjoy maximum efficiency and comfort. Knowing what each component does can help you understand your contractor better during a service appointment.
It’s time for another component highlight – coils. An air conditioner contains two coils – an outdoor condenser coil and an indoor evaporator coil. If either of these coils were to malfunction, your air conditioner will not be able to supply cool air for your home.
So, what are the different types of coils? Well, condenser coils are located in the outdoor portion of your air conditioner. When refrigerant is inside the condenser coil, it does just what you would think it would do – it condenses the refrigerant into a liquid. It does this by transferring heat from the refrigerant to the outdoor air. Have you ever stood next to your outdoor unit? This process is the reason the air coming out of your air conditioner is warm!
The next coil is the evaporator coil. In this indoor coil, the refrigerant evaporates from a liquid into a gas. It does this by removing heat from air that is blown across the evaporator coil. This is the part of the cooling process that results in cool air. The air that is blown across the coil is cooled and then distributed throughout your home through your ductwork.
Knowing what the different components in your air conditioner do can make it clear why scheduling preventative maintenance in the spring is so important to the health of your air conditioner. If one component isn’t working well, it affects the operation of all other components. Make sure to call a qualified local contractor today, before the start of the peak cooling season. You won’t regret it when temperature start to soar during the summer.
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