Although your central air conditioner contains a number of vital mechanical parts, it can’t cool your home without refrigerant. This chemical compound is a type of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), and the most common one used in home cooling systems today is R-410A.
Refrigerants Make Cooling Your Home Possible
Air conditioners don’t create cold air. Instead, they use refrigerants to absorb heat from the indoor air then expel it outdoors. To accomplish this, the refrigerant has to change from a gas to a liquid and back again, so it’s sent through a closed circuit of copper tubing that runs between a compressor, condenser coil, expansion valve and evaporator coil. The compressor and condenser share a single outdoor unit, and the expansion valve and evaporator are located inside the home.
Here’s what takes place whenever your thermostat signals for cooling and the air conditioner cycles on:
To learn more about refrigerant and other key cooling system components in your Peachtree City home, contact us at Powers Heating & Air.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about refrigerant and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.
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