If you know anything about heating and cooling, you know that indoor comfort is all about one primary thing: moving heat energy. In the heat of a Tallahassee summer, your home air conditioning system moves heat out of your home. How does it do this? Keep reading…
An air conditioner compresses a gas called refrigerant. When compressed, refrigerant condenses down to a chilled liquid. You’ll hear air conditioners also referred to as condensers for this very reason. Once the refrigerant is condensed and cold, it is pumped inside the home to the indoor coil. Any guesses what houses the metal coil containing the refrigerant inside? You got it, an evaporator coil.
When the evaporator coil is full of cold refrigerant, the fan motor in the furnace pulls air from the home and forces it through the chilled coil. The refrigerant absorbs heat energy from the air, and is then sent back outside to the air conditioner, where the process repeats.
Pretty cool right? One thing to know about an evaporator coil: As heat energy is transferred and the air is cooled, moisture condensates on the coil. This can cause mold to grow which will hurt coil efficiency (and air quality). A UV lamp installed in the coil will keep things clean and efficient!
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