Parts of an Air Conditioner and How It is Installed

Air conditioners have four main components, the condenser which sits outside, an air handler which is indoors, vents which remove and deliver air as needed and lastly the thermostat which acts as a control center for the whole operation. Air conditioner installers ensures that all your competent work together properly.

The condenser is arguably the most important part of your system. This is where your hot air from inside gets turned into cool air before being sent back into your home. While there is a much more technical explanation for how the process occurs, the average person has little interest in this; until it stops working that is!

Air conditioner installation is a simple enough thing. Once the outside unit is installed, it is connected to the indoor air handler via duct work or pipes, depending on your air conditioner and the style of your home. Sometimes piping is easier to use than traditional duct work, this is especially true in modern homes or very old homes that don’t have as much space in the walls. Piping can easily snake around corners, utilities and other tight places where traditional duct work won’t fit.

The vent system is simply where your air comes out of the ducts or pipes into your home. Typically air conditioning vents should be placed as high as possible because cold air falls, while hot air rises. If the air con vents are on the floor, the cold air will have a harder time filling the room.

The last component of Air conditioner installation is the thermostat. This can be one central, or multiple split one depending on how your home is designed and how your air conditioner is installed. Most homes have at least two circuits for energy efficiency. The sleeping area is one circuit, which can be turned down during the day. The living area is another one that is turned up while it is in use.

Choosing the right air conditioner installers one for you shouldn’t be a difficult task. Asking basic questions such as years in business, project estimate and whether or not a company is properly insured will narrow your choices down to very few. Once you have this, testimonials and recommendations will be helpful.

Old system replacement is easier than a new installation, assuming your current duct work is not faulty. This makes replacements cheaper, however no matter which you need, a new system that is properly cared for can last upwards of twenty years, which makes proper maintenance a vital part of conditioner ownership. A maintenance plan should be outlined by your installer at the time of installation.

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