Air conditioning contractors of America
Air conditioning contractors in America will help you pick the most suitable unit for you. There are many types of air conditioners, the car air conditioner, the wall air conditioner, the central air conditioner, the portable system and the split system air conditioner. Most air conditioners have the following similar parts, the compressor, the condenser, the evaporator, the expansion valve and the drier or accumulator. These parts are interconnected using pipes and valves. Refrigerant is the fluid which is also highly volatile that transports heat from one component to another. The air conditioner basically starts working when you turn on the AC and the refrigerant goes to the compressor where it is compressed and absorbs heat and changes from liquid to gas. Then it goes to the condenser where it is cooled sometimes in some systems the condenser may be fitted with an electric fan. After being cooled and changing back to liquid the refrigerant moves to the evaporator where it is cooled further and then air is blown across it for it to become cool and this cool air is then blown into your environment. The refrigerant then absorbs the heat from the air blown and it reverts to a gas. The drier removes any impurities on the refrigerant using filters and desiccant to absorb any moisture. The expansion valve controls how cool the air you receive will be. Then the process takes place over and over until the room is cooled. This is also referred to as the refrigerative cycle. Before acquiring a unit you should check how energy efficient it is and for some of the appliances industries they offer free installation of your unit.
The window unit air conditioners also used as the wall air conditioner are more commonly installed in an open window. The air on the inside is cooled as a fan blows it over the evaporator. On the outside the warm air from the inside is expelled outside into the environment then a second fan blows air from the outside over the condenser. In places like hotels or motels there can be several units in each room.
The split-system air conditioners have two types of systems, mini-split and central systems. Both systems have the evaporator and condenser in different places.
The mini-split system can cool a number of rooms in the same building. It is quite advantageous because of its small size and its ability to cool more than one room.
The central air conditioning is commonly used for whole-house or large-commercial-space cooling, and can be used to cool multiple rooms. It is sometimes used with louvers.
A portable air conditioner already suggests that it is an air conditioner that can be transported easily over places. It can be used in homes or offices. It works both ways with and without a heater. It has an additional feature of dehumidifying air as it is cooled. As it cools the air the hot air it produces is released outside.
In addition to a portable air conditioner there is a portable split system which has an indoor unit on wheels connected to an outdoor unit via flexible pipes, similar to a permanently fixed installed unit.