An air conditioner relies on several parts to operate. When any single part suffers from wear and tear or another issue, the entire system could perform poorly. Peoria homeowners may benefit from familiarizing themselves with the main parts of an air conditioner. This way, they could be on the lookout for symptoms indicating certain parts might be failing.
The Primary Parts of an Air Conditioner
Four specific parts rank as the top components that make an air conditioner work — the condenser, the evaporator, the compressor, and the expansion valve. The all-important liquid refrigerant runs through the evaporator. How does liquid travel to the evaporator? The expansion valve oversees the flow. The condenser facilitates the unit’s heat transfer while the compressor pressurizes the refrigerant and raises its temperature.
1st Choice Mechanical LLC could inspect and repair various parts of an air conditioner. We also handle air conditioner installation services for Peoria area residents.
The Filter and Its Value
The filter is a part worth highlighting because some may see it as insignificant. That is not the case at all. Making sure an air conditioner’s filter receives routine changes cuts down on the chances of clogs, inefficient operation, mold growth, and overheating. Overheating could lead to other parts suffering problems.
The Essential Assistance From a Fan
A fan also helps cut down on the chances of an air conditioner overheating. The fan’s blades may draw hot air from an outside unit and lead that air away.
Don’t confuse the fan with a blower, which is another essential part. The blower sends the desired cool air through the ducts and out of the vents. Essentially, a blower facilitates the process of cooling a home.
The Vital Value of a Thermostat
An air conditioning system wouldn’t know how much air to generate inside a home unless a thermostat regulated the temperature. A smart thermostat could add helpful programmable functions to the system.
With 20 years of experience, 1st Choice Mechanical LLC provides licensed, bonded, and insured heating and cooling repair services. Ask us about indoor air quality and duct cleaning work. Call today to schedule a home visit.