Do You Know The 7 Components Crucial For Air Conditioner Function? 

Aug 5, 2022 | A/C, Air Conditioner, Blog, Cooling, HVAC, OH, Ohio, Tips & Tricks, Xenia

Most aspects in life are made up of even smaller components combined with working toward the same goal. While air conditioners may not be as complex as, say, the numerous and specific cells within a human body, they have sophisticated parts necessary to your A/C’s efficient functioning. Xenia Heating & Air would like to educate you on a few things about your air conditioner’s components so that you may develop a larger sense of appreciation for this technology beyond, “A/C keeps me cool and comfortable.”  

Why Should I Discern an A/C’s Components?  

Basic knowledge of what comprises your air conditioning system can enable you to more efficiently address your air conditioner by finding any A/C concerns more obtainable and evident to the untrained eye. And as much as we will gladly aid you with your HVAC needs, avoiding unnecessary, costly breakdowns helps keep your system running more smoothly while bolstering your energy savings and your household’s comforting and cool atmosphere this hot and humid summer.  

What Are the Primary Components Of an Air Conditioner?  

  1. Air Filters: Safeguard your HVAC system while strengthening your home’s indoor air quality by reducing pollutants such as dust, pet dander, and bacteria from the atmosphere, blocking them from accessing your home through your system.  
  1. Expansion Valve: Alters the amount of refrigerant discharged into the evaporator to adjust the high heat of the refrigerant, flowing out of the evaporator at a steady level, as needed.  
  1. Thermostat: Displays the current temperature within your household and enables you to modify the indoor temperature as needed.  
  1. Blower Fan: Is accountable for constant, proficient air distribution throughout your A/C system.  
  1. Compressor: Tightly joins refrigerant molecules, enhancing the refrigerant’s temperature and pressure; thanks to science that heat transitions from warm to cool surfaces, allowing the heat in the high-temperature refrigerant to alter direction to the cooler air outdoors, where it dissipates by way of the condenser.  
  1. Evaporator Coil: Often established with your furnace or inside your air handler, the evaporator coil is the portion of your AC system that pulls the heat from the air within your household. When secured to your furnace or within your air handler, this coil performs in unison with the condenser coil to achieve the heat exchange process, producing cool air.  
  1. Condenser Coil: Once pressurized and warmed in the compressor, refrigerant retreats into the condenser coil.  

What Warnings Indicate a Problem With A/C Components?  

Ideally, all equipment would stay operating at peak capacity forever; however, that is not realistic. Plus, some common concerns seen with an air conditioner’s components cause your AC to run inadequately or not at all. Though these situations can vary, some common anxieties involve smelling or hearing something unusual from your unit. Not only can this be unsettling, but component dilemmas can also bring about unnerving high energy bills. Therefore, it is better to have your system regularly checked by a well-trained professional.  

You can find relief in knowing that it is our expertise at Xenia Heating & Air to rectify these problems. Our HVAC experts are not only equipped but often inspired to help with whatever your HVAC needs. And please remember that these sophisticated components can be dangerous if not dealt with carefully by an experienced technician. You can even generate more damage to your system, so we advise you to contact us for all future HVAC repairs and maintenance. We pride ourselves on working hard to provide high-quality service to our customers. So, call Xenia Heating & Air today at (937) 708-8451, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!