How an HVAC System Works

May 04 2014
Tagged in Home Air Filters
Learning the basic components of your HVAC system will help amateurs diagnose and troubleshoot problems as they arise, saving money on maintenance costs. When summer hits, you will want a working air conditioner in your home. In order to keep your system running in peak shape, it’s a good idea to learn the components of an HVAC system. Components Air conditioners consist of three parts: the hot and cold sides, and the ducts themselves. Liquid refrigerant is placed into the evaporator, where it is sent through the condenser. The compressor then pressurizes the coolant and uses it to cool the coils. Air conditioner filters help filter out some particulate matter in the air, which removes harmful bacteria from the air your breathe. Basic Operation When an air conditioner starts, the thermostat reads the room’s temperature and begins pumping cool air to lower that temperature. The user sets his thermostat to a temperature he finds acceptable, and the ac system regulates the room until the optimal climate is reached. During this process, the cool air disrupts pockets of humidity that gather around the room, which is why air conditioners drip. Air Quality A reusable Filtrete air filter can enhance the quality of the air you breathe in your home, removing moisture or bacteria and keeping your lungs clear. These filters are designed to catch bacteria, pet dander, and other particulate matter you don’t want to inhale. Air conditioners circulate air throughout your home, so filters are needed to clean some of that air before it gets out into the open. Closing An HVAC system is used to cool a room, but that’s not the only job it does. It must combine heat and cold to pressurize refrigerant to cool the home. In the process, it must remove moisture from the room and keep a constant eye on the conditions of the home. Your Filter Connection sells filtration components for heating and air conditioning systems. You can purchase an electrostatic furnace filter online at Your Filter Connection.

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