- The compressor within the air conditioning condensing unit compresses the refrigerant, causing it to become hot, high-pressure gas
- This hot gas runs through a set of coils so it can dissipate its heat, and it condenses into a liquid.
- The refrigerant liquid runs through an expansion valve, and in the process it evaporates to become cold, low-pressure refrigerant gas
- This cold gas runs through a set of coils that allow the gas to absorb heat and cool down the air inside the building
Did you realize that while cooling your home, your central air conditioning system has also been given the task of cleaning your home? Many systems have filters that effortlessly eliminate pollen, dust, particulates, smoke, mold spores, other allergens and every-day airborn dirt from your home. At the same time, it dehumidifies the air in your home (HINT: that's why you become more comfortable!) this moisture helps cool the unit on it's way to becoming condensation that travels to a drain line to the exterior of your home. What a great concept! One that clearly none of us want to do without.
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