Your Air Conditioning System
Your air conditioning system is designed to remove heat and moisture from your home. The refrigerant (freon) in your system is used to remove heat and moisture from inside your home. When the air in your home passes across the coil inside your indoor unit the refrigerant inside that coil absorbs the heat from the air. The refrigerant carriers the heat to the outdoor unit. As the refrigerant passes through the inside of the outdoor coil air moving across the outside of the coil removes the heat from the refrigerant. The compressor in the outdoor unit is used to pump the refrigerant through the copper lines and the coils. This provides the constant removal of heat from your home while it is running. Let us not forget the fans, both the indoor blower and outdoor fan are designed to move the correct amount air across the coils. This allows system to absorb and remove the correct amount heat from the coils. That is the basic operation of your air conditioner.
Now that we understand a little more about how your air conditioning system operates let talk about what can go wrong. There are a multitude of items that could cause it not to operate properly. The problem could be electrical, mechanical, refrigerant, or air flow. Or it could be a combination of problems. This is why it is so important to have one our qualified service technicians solve your air conditioning problems.