What Does An Air Conditioner Do?
In a typical split system found in most West Virginia homes, the air conditioner (also referred to as the condensing unit) sits outside the home. In the summertime the thermostat monitors the temperature inside, and turns on the air conditioner when indoor air becomes too warm. The air conditioner begins compressing refrigerant which dissipates heat energy and chills the refrigerant. The chilled liquid is then sent inside via copper tubing to the indoor coil.
Once the refrigerant is inside, the fan motor in the furnace pulls warm humid air from the home, and forces this air through the chilled indoor coil system (usually called an evaporator coil). This cools and dehumidifies the air before it is distributed back into the home ductwork.
Air Conditioner Efficiency
The efficiency of an air conditioner is measured with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the air conditioner. The indoor components such as the coil and fan motor also play a role in cooling efficiency. Variable speed fans are quiet, offer more comfort control and operate for less money.
Air Conditioner Brands We Recommend
AirXperts is committed to providing the finest West Virginia air conditioning solutions by using industry best equipment, and providing technical excellence in installation, repair and maintenance services. Although we are experienced and capable of working on any brand of equipment, we have found that Goodman, Rheem, York & American Standard air conditioning products have some of the highest efficiency ratings and performance capabilities in the business! As a leader in West Virginia air conditioner solutions, we encourage you to give us a call today at (304) 562-7300!