Ever wondered how an air conditioning system works?
· The first component in any cooling system is always the thermostat. The thermostat is often an electronic circuit board that sends an electronic signal to the air handler circuit board after you turn it on.
· The air conditioner circuit board then sends electronic signals to the fan motor inside the air handler, and energizes the air conditioner circuit board.
· The air conditioner circuit board then turns on the outdoor fan and compressor motor.
· The compressor motor moves the refrigerant in a loop between the condenser coil outside, and the evaporator coil above your air handler.
· The outdoor fan on your air conditioner, like a giant vacuum, pulls air through the condenser coil and out the top of the air conditioner at a specified rate of air flow that is specific to the size of your air conditioner, evaporator coil, furnace blower motor/wheel, and properties of the refrigerant.
· Inside the air handler, the fan is pulling the warm air out of your home through the air filter, and blowing it through the evaporator coil. The air is cooled, and humidity is removed. The humidity that is removed, is collected in the evaporator coil drain pan, and funneled out through a plastic drain pipe
into an appropriate floor drain.
· The cooled, dehumidified air is then pushed through your duct work, and back into your home.