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


We all feel gratitude for air conditioning during these muggy Ohio summer months. But, taking the time to understand the complexity of these systems is often disregarded. Mount Washington Heating & Cooling would like to breeze over the essential components of your air conditioner so that you may obtain more knowledge about how intricate these systems are.  

What Benefits Come From Knowing an A/Cs Components?  

Discerning the components of your air conditioner can enable you to more precisely approach your A/C when locating and resolving issues as your system demands it. This knowledge can help prevent unneeded and pricey breakdowns, keep your system running at its peak efficiency, and secure a comforting home atmosphere for you and your loved ones. Our Mount Washington Heating & Cooling professionals will now summarize the seven primary components of your HVAC system that are essential to preserving your ability to stay nice and cool throughout the rest of this summer and for future summers.  

What Are Major A/C Components?  

  • Air Filters: Defend your HVAC system while improving your home’s indoor air quality by abolishing pollutants such as dust, pet dander, and bacteria from the air moving through your household’s system.  
  • Thermostat: Illustrates the current temperature within your home, allowing you to modify that temperature as deemed necessary.  
  • Expansion Valve: Adjusts the percentage of refrigerant released into the evaporator to regulate the high heat of the refrigerant emanating out of the evaporator at a constant level.  
  • Compressor: Tightly bounds the refrigerant molecules together, enhancing the refrigerant’s temperature and pressure. Since heat shifts from warm to cool surfaces, the heat in the high-temperature refrigerant changes direction to the cooler air outdoors, where it dissipates via the condenser.  
  • Condenser Coil: Once the refrigerant is pressurized and heated up in the compressor, it retreats into the condenser coil.  
  • Evaporator Coil: Often assembled with your furnace or within your air handler, the evaporator coil is the component in your AC system that consumes the heat from the air within your home. Attached to your furnace or inside your air handler, it operates alongside the condenser coil to complete the heat exchange process, producing cool air.  
  • Blower Fan: Is responsible for constant, efficient air distribution throughout your A/C system.  

Must I Memorize the Components of My A/C?  

You don’t “need” to understand every inch of your air conditioner. We don’t ask you to be an expert in the area unless, of course, you work in the HVAC field. Still, just like anything in life, expanding our knowledge 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 little about your HVAC system and don’t retain the knowledge you’ve read today, it’s alright.  

It’s alright because Mount Washington Heating & Cooling won’t forsake you. Our well-trained technicians are here to help you with your HVAC needs. Furthermore, please remember that these complex systems can be unsafe if not dealt with properly. Thus, we urge you to consult us for all HVAC repairs and maintenance. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best service possible. So, call us today at (513) 655-5115, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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