When you turn your air conditioner on in your Rogers, Arkansas, home, you should expect to feel relief when the cold air blows. But do you understand how it works? There are several important components that make up the AC system. The AC refrigerant is crucial for the cooling process. Let’s take a look at how the refrigerant and other air conditioner parts play a vital role in keeping your home cool.

AC Refrigerant

AC refrigerant is a chemical used to absorb heat from inside your house. It transitions from a gaseous to a liquid state and back again as it passes through the evaporator coil, compressor and condenser. During the process, it expels the hot air to the outside. It then returns to help release cold air back inside your home.

Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil sits in the air handler inside your home. The evaporator coil holds the cold refrigerant. As air moves over the coil, the cold refrigerant absorbs the heat inside your house. The now warm refrigerant moves to the outside unit to the compressor and condenser coil.

Condenser Coil

The refrigerant travels through a compressor and then into the condenser coil where fans blow the hot air to the outside. After releasing the heat, the refrigerant cools down and flows back into the evaporator coil inside. It then absorbs heat again and flows back through the compressor and condenser coil to release the heat. This is a continuous cycle.

Recharging the Refrigerant

The refrigerant is constantly in sealed tubing, and it should never leak. However, if you feel like your home isn’t cool enough, it’s possible there’s a leak in the system. Don’t try and DIY this task! Only a trained HVAC service technician can determine if there’s a leak, make any necessary repairs and replace any lost refrigerant.

If you’re having any issues with your AC system, call Morrow Heat & Air, LLC today at (866) 821-7712. We’ll repair them right away and restore your comfort.

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