Air conditioning is a process we almost take for granted to work to cool our homes and buildings, but how does it actually work?
It’s fascinating to learn how it works, plus it helps you to be able to compare air conditioning systems for your home, such as ductless (also called mini-split) systems vs traditional central air conditioning.
An air conditioner collects heated air from a space, processes it inside itself with f a refrigerant and a group of coils and then releases cool air into the same space where the hot air had originally been collected.
An air conditioning system essentially has four key parts: an evaporator, a compressor, a condenser and an expansion device.
The air conditioner in a central heating and cooling system provides cool air through ductwork inside your home, by providing a process that draws out the warm air inside, removing its heat. In a split system, the compressor condenses and circulates the refrigerant through the outdoor unit, changing it from a gas to a liquid.
This quick video explains the process, plus where the original air conditioning technology came from…it was invented in 1902!