It’s fair to say that we all have some degree of appreciation for a functioning A/C. Whether we take the time to try to understand these complex systems is a whole other story. Middletown Heating & Cooling would like you to know the crucial components that make up your air conditioner to help provide you with some insight into how complex these systems are.  

What Are the Benefits Of Understanding an A/C’s Complexities? 

Comprehending aspects of your air conditioner can help you better manage it properly by making locating and fixing problems simpler. Awareness can help prevent inconvenient, costly breakdowns, keep your system operating at its peak efficiency, and ensure your home stays comfortable. Our experts at Middletown Heating & Cooling will now briefly explain the seven main components of your HVAC system that are necessary to keep you nice and cool this summer, the following summer, and so on.  

What Comprises an A/C Unit? 

  • Thermostat: Displays the current temperature of your home and allows you to adjust that said temperature as needed. 
  • Air Filter: Protects your HVAC system and improves your home’s air quality by removing impurities such as dust, pet dander, and bacteria from the air flowing through the system. 
  • Blower Fan: Consistently and effectively circulates air through the air conditioning system. 
  • Expansion Valve: Controls the amount of refrigerant released into the evaporator with the intent to regulate the high heat of the refrigerant that flows out of the evaporator to a steady degree.  
  • Compressor: The compressor packs the refrigerant molecules tightly together, raising the refrigerant’s temperature and pressure. And since heat moves from warm to cool surfaces, the heat in the high-temperature refrigerant moves to the cooler air outdoors, where it releases via the condenser. 
  • Condenser Coil: Once the refrigerant is pressurized and warmed up in the compressor, it passes into the condenser coil. 
  • Evaporator Coil: Often attached to your furnace or found within your air handler, the evaporator coil is the component in your AC system that absorbs the heat from the air inside your home. It is often either attached to your furnace or on the inside of your air handler. It functions with a condenser coil to achieve the heat exchange process that produces cool air. 

Do I Need To Know the Parts and Functions Of My A/C? 

You don’t “need” to know every inch of your air conditioner. We don’t expect you to be an expert in this area. However, just like anything in life, educating ourselves will only benefit us. To quote American blues singer-songwriter, B. B. King, “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” Even if you know the bare minimum about your HVAC system and don’t retain any of the information you’ve learned today, it’s okay.  

It’s okay because Middletown Heating & Cooling won’t leave you hanging. We are well-trained and are here to assist you will all of your HVAC needs. Please, keep in mind that these complex systems can be dangerous if not handled properly, and thus it would benefit you to rely on us for all repairs and future maintenance. We will not disappoint. So, give us a call today at (513) 268-3789, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here