Air conditioning works to warm or cool your house making a comfortable living environment for everyone by filtering the air and eliminating the moisture that causes humidity.
The idea behind air conditioning is pretty simple. A couple of coils are linked by pipes that are filled with refrigerant. Such fluid possesses the property of absorbing and rejecting heat easily. A compressor pumps the circuit of pipes. Two fans will pass the air over such coils.
When the cooling process takes place, warmed refrigerant will circulate through the outside coil releasing heat. This moves back inside. Through the indoor coil, the air is circulated through. A home’s inside air is blown over the cold coil where it is expected to cool down. In turn, this will cool your house when this process takes place, the refrigerant will warm up and move back outside in order to repeat the process.
As you heat your home, reversing the air conditioner’s operation will generate warmth. Thus, the process should not be expelling hot air and circulating cool air.
- Finding your climitisation unit-To guarantee optimum performance, the outdoor part of split systems or a single pack unit must have enough ventilation. Also, it must be put in a shaded area if possible. Restriction of air access and direct sunshine will decrease the performance of the air conditioner. Enough clearance from obstruction is important to avoid the re-circulation of exhaust air back through the outdoor coil.
- Saving Energy- In general, the right temperature to set your air conditioning to is about 24 to 25 degrees in the summer and 17 to 19 degrees in the winter. A household will be able to save on the amount of energy to use for every degree of heating and cooling that people do without.
In the summer, windows must be shaded with curtains, shutters or awnings to minimize heat absorption by as much as 80 percent. Heavy linen curtains that have pelmets can be helpful in trapping heat in the winter.
- Caring for the AC Unit- Maintaining the air conditioning unit is often based upon individual use. However, generally filters must be checked once every fortnight and remote control batteries must be replaced once every year. Also, make sure that the outdoor unit is free of shrubs, leaves and dirt build up.
- Filters- Filters are mainly for protecting the air conditioner’s indoor coil from dust buildup that could decrease the overall performance of the unit. You need to check and clean the filter on a regular basis. Most service calls are due to a blocked or dirty filter and usually a service fee is charged despite the warranty of the AC unit.
The majority of climatisation in the split range today has an extra filter that is especially treated to trap fine pollens that helps those who are suffering from allergies. Systems that are ducted can have electrostatic air filters that perfect in office and home filtration.
Air conditioning maintenance is only a simple fortnight operation. As the air filter in ACs screens out pollen particles and dust, it must be removed on a regular basis and washed. Such operation is covered in the instruction manual of any AC unit.