Carrier air conditioning
Carrier air conditioning is a brand of air conditioners that provides the following 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 refrigerant which is a liquid that moves through your air conditioning system is used as the medium which absorbs and removes heat from the space to be cooled. The flowing refrigerant vapor then enters the compressor where it is compressed to a high pressure thus raising the temperature. The refrigerant vapor is then taken through a condenser. It is cooled by air flowing across the condenser coils and condensed into a liquid. Thus, the circulating refrigerant rejects heat from the system and the heat is carried away by the air.
The condensed and pressurized liquid refrigerant is next taken through an expansion valve here its pressure is reduced resulting in evaporation of some of the refrigerant thereby lowering its temperature. The cold refrigerant is then goes through the evaporator. A fan blows the warm air and the warm air passes through the evaporator and the warm air is therefore cooled. The refrigerant is then taken back to the compressor.
This knowledge of how an air conditioner works will help you with the jargon that most technicians use. There are various ways to fix your air conditioning; you can do it at home. If you have prior knowledge in fixing air conditioning then you can do it at home and check the pressure levels of each system. Identify the problem and then fix it. You can also get a lot of help from various websites such as Wikipedia that show have great do-it-yourself articles.
Ac repairs can consist of recharging and fixing and replacing parts. First the technician will carry out a diagnosis where he will inspect the parts, then he will check the pressure of the system using PSI, then he will do a performance check by checking the outlet temperature and from the pressure readings he will be able to determine what is wrong with the system. Sometimes it can be a leak and leak can be detected using a special dye that is added to the refrigerant and using a special back light the technician will add this mixture to the system and use the light to check for leaks. Leaks are fixed by fixing any holes within the system and filling it with the specified amount of refrigerant. Leaks when not detected early they can become corrosive and damage the compressor which would be costly to repair or replace.
The air conditioning requires maintenance to be able to detect problems early enough and fix them and to keep your system running on optimum efficiency. It will also save costs on replacement of parts.