How an Air Conditioner Works

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When a liquid converts to a gas (in a process called phase conversion), it absorbs heat. Air conditioners use this feature by forcing special chemical compounds to evaporate and condense over and over again in a closed system of coils.

Here’s how that works:

  • Hot air flows over cold, low-pressure evaporator coils
  • Refrigerant absorbs heat and it changes from a liquid to a gas
  • The air conditioner has to convert the refrigerant gas to liquid again
  • Compressor puts the gas under high pressure, creating unwanted heat
  • Extra heat is evacuated by a second set of coils called condenser coils and fan
  • The gas cools and changes back to a liquid
  • The process starts all over again

Do you need help with your air conditioning system? Total Comfort Heating and Cooling, LLC, can help with repairs, replacements, or maintenance. We’re available 24/7 – call us at (520) 443-9215 or contact us online today!

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