Understanding Air Conditioning

At AC Guys Cooling and Heating Services, we believe that understanding how your air conditioning system works will help you spot potential problems and help you know when it’s time to call on us for help. To aid you in communicating with our team, here is a brief guide to the most popular type of air conditioning system.

Air Conditioning

The most common type of air conditioning system in the U.S. is the split system. This type of system has five main components: the evaporator coil, the condenser coil, the compressor, the ducts, and the blower. The evaporator coil is located inside the home, typically in a utilities closet or garage, and it removes heat and moisture from the air. Its counterpart, the condenser coil, is located outside the home to release that heat and moisture into the atmosphere. The condenser coil shares its metal casing with the compressor, which connects the two coils and pumps refrigerant between them.

Back inside, the blower circulates the cooled air through the house through a system of ducts. Duct systems are often shared between an air conditioning unit and a central furnace or heating unit, meaning they can be used to distribute both hot and cold air, depending on the temperature outside.

While a split system is the most common kind of air conditioning system, it is not the only type. If what was described does not match the air conditioning in your home, you can contact us at AC Guys Cooling and Heating Services for more information about how your system works. We’re happy to answer any questions, or deal with any problems, you may have.