Have you ever wondered what is going on inside your air conditioners. The basic idea behind any air conditioner is evaporation. When a liquid evaporates it feels cool. If you put alcohol on your skin you can feel the coolness as it evaporates.
-The Machine has three main parts. They are a compressor, a condenser and an evaporator. The compressor and condenser are usually located on the outside air portion of the air conditioner. The evaporator is located on the inside of the house, sometimes as part of a furnace. That’s the part that heats your house.
Air conditioner contains
-An Air conditioner contains a liquid that evaporates a lot like alcohol but evaporates at a much lower temperature. As the liquid changes to gas and evaporates, it extracts heat from the air around it. The heat in the air is needed to separate the molecules for the fluid from a liquid to a gas. The liquid evaporates inside the house. The evaporator has metal fins to help in the exchange the thermal energy with the surrounding air. It evaporates inside a set of metal coils and the liquid makes the coils extremely cold. A fan blows across the coils and that air is what cools your house down. It then returns to the compressor to begin its trip all over again.
-To turn that gas back into a liquid, you use a compressor. The compressor squeezes the gas and gets really hot in the process. Connected to the evaporator is a fan that circulates the air inside the house to blow across the evaporator fins. Hot air is lighter than cold air, so the hot air in the room rises to the top of the room. There is a vent there where air is sucked into the air conditioner and goes down ducts. The hot air is used to cool the gas in the evaporator. As the heat is removed from the air, the air is cooled. It is then blown into the house through other ducts usually at the floor level.
-It’s a continuous cycle with the gas turning into a liquid turning back into a gas while your house is getting cool the entire time. This continues over and over until the room reaches the temperature you desire. When your thermostat senses that the temperature has reached the right setting it will turn of the unit. As the room warms up, the thermostat turns the air conditioner back on until the reaches the temperature again.-
Imagine that you took an air conditioner and flipped it around so that the hot coils were on the inside and the cold coils were on the outside. This is how a heater works. A heat pump is an air conditioner that contains a valve that lets it switch between “air conditioner” and “heater.” When the valve is switched one way, the heat pump acts like an air conditioner, and when it is switched the other way it reverses the flow of the liquid inside the heat pump and acts like a heater.
-Heat pumps can be extremely efficient but one problem most heat pumps have is that the coils in the outside air collect ice. The heat pump has to melt this ice periodically, so it switches itself back to air conditioner mode to heat up the coils. To avoid pumping cold air into the house in air conditioner mode, the heat pump also lights up burners or electric strip heaters to heat the cold air that the air conditioner is pumping out. Once the ice is melted, the heat pump switches back to heating mode and turns off the burners or heat strips.-
Air conditioning units cool and heat your home year round.
coolness you feel
The evaporation of liquids to a gas into your home creates the coolness you feel. A simple automated switch installed in most units today switches your unit from cooling to heating making it effortless for residence to stay comfortable with the setting of a thermostat. Having your air conditioning unit maintained and checked by a professional annually is a must. Your unit constantly can be upgraded and or maintained for better energy efficiency, lowering your energy bill and ultimately leaving a much lower carbon footprint behind.
The Benefits of a Free Standing Air Conditioner
Free standing air conditioner, as its name indicates, is an independent unit with blower, compressor and other electric items. Free standing air conditioners are great for those who want to keep certain areas of their homes or offices cool.
Standing Air Conditioner
Every free standing air conditioner comes with a built-in washable filter that can easily remove up to 65 pints of moisture per day from a 400 square foot room. Some of these units have continuous on switch with 1 to 12 hour digital timer settings with remote control. So in entirety they are perfect for cooling the room any time of day. Additionally, their smooth rolling casters help make moving the unit from one room to another with fresh and cool air.
You must however remember that unlike split air conditioners and even window air conditioners they are noisier as the entire unit is inside your room. However, they are handy portable solution with no permanent installation. So they can be moved from one room to another and even place to another without any extra efforts.
self evaporating technology
Most of these free standing air conditioners work on self evaporating technology. They are designed to provide quiet and efficient cooling to any room, with no permanent installation. Technically, they too work on refrigeration cycle with fan and compressor. So during the cooling process, water is extracted from the air into the unit. Most of this water is then recycled and used to cool the unit and make it run more efficiently.
Another striking feature of such air conditioners is that every unit has a built-in water tank, mostly fixed, with a drain outlet and water tube. When the tank fills, the compressor stops operating and the power light will flash. This indicates that the tank should be emptied. Nevertheless, this does not happen with every model, as some units are automatic in operation, so you are free of any additional hassles to empty the tank now and then.