We know that not everybody is an HVAC expert. Many people don’t know what makes your air conditioning function. That’s ok too and a reason to call us. If we are replacing your ac you will probably hear our technicians talk about all of these below.
Air Handler — A device used to regulate and circulate air as part of the HVAC system. An air handler is usually a large metal box containing a blower, heating or cooling elements, filter racks or chambers, sound attenuators, and dampers.
Compressor — In a central air conditioning system, the compressor (and the condenser) is located in the box outside your home and compresses the refrigerant to initiate the cooling process.
Evaporator Coil — the part of the air conditioning system that actually pulls heat out of your home’s air by allowing the refrigerant to evaporate, which extracts heat from the surrounding air, lowering the air temperature.
Refrigerant — A substance found in the evaporator coils. The refrigerant moves from gas to liquid to exchange heat to produce a cooling effect.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) — SEER is a standardized measurement for the overall operating efficiency of an air conditioning system. The higher the system’s SEER rating, the more efficient it is at converting energy into air cooling.