If you are not an HVAC professional, you probably don’t know what some of these parts are. Our technicians are happy to explain the components of your system and how they work, but we have highlighted a few for you here.
Refrigerant: Refrigerant is a fluid that absorbs indoor heat to circulate and transport warm air outside. Technicians will check refrigerant levels during an inspection because low levels can affect the compressor and cause your air conditioner to malfunction.
Compressor: The compressor is part of the outdoor AC unit that circulates and directs energy to push refrigerant through the evaporator and condenser coils. Condenser coils are also part of your outdoor AC system, whereas the evaporator coils are located in your indoor air conditioner. If refrigerant levels are too low, your compressor can stop working.
Evaporator Coil: The evaporator coil in your indoor AC unit attracts warm indoor air that will be transported outside through the condenser coil. When refrigerant circulates through the evaporator coil and absorbs the heat, that warm air evaporates as the temperature increases and travels to be released outside through the compressor.
Condenser Coil: The condenser coil and compressor are components in your outdoor air conditioning system that work together to discharge the heat absorbed by the refrigerant in the evaporator coil. The refrigerant carrying heat from inside cools as the outdoor unit’s fan wafts air over the condenser coils.
Helps your AC run more efficiently: Ensuring that your air conditioner is clean, damage-free, and that all components are working properly will help it run at optimal condition. When your AC runs efficiently, it is more likely to handle the task of cooling your home against excessively hot temperatures outside, as opposed to an air conditioner that must work harder to keep up with unusually hot weather.
Saves you money: When we regularly inspect your air conditioning unit, we can catch small issues and repair them before they turn into major problems that can cause your AC to fail. The expense of seasonal maintenance is a worthy investment over major emergency repairs or replacement costs if the issue cannot be repaired. If your well-functioning AC does not have to work as hard or run as often to cool your home, it saves money on your monthly utility bill.
Clean machine means healthier air: Part of your tune-up service includes thoroughly cleaning your cooling system and its components, as well as changing dirty air filters. Dirty coils can cause your air conditioner to malfunction, and you may be breathing in unhealthy air if you infrequently change your air filters. When your AC is clean, the air blowing through your vents is clean.