An air conditioner serves to cool down the temperature of a room. It is also used in cooling down objects containing heat, such as cars and computer processors.
There are several types:
1) Central Air Conditioner: The most common type that cools and dehumidifies an entire building or home.
2) Portable Air Conditioner: This is a self-contained air conditioner that is wheeled from room to room.
3) Split System Air Conditioner: Consists of two major parts – an outdoor unit and an indoor unit.
4) Window Unit Air Conditioners: Mounts inside a window or a wall and blows cool air into the room.
How Does an Air Conditioner Work?
The air conditioner works by filtering outside air, cooling it down before blowing it back into the room. The conditioned air is blown through a duct system where the air circulates throughout the house.
There are several internal processes of how this action occurs:
1) The evaporative coil removes heat from the area by allowing water through the tubing. When warm air blows over the tubing, it becomes cool and is blown into the room.
2) The blower pushes air past a set of tubes that are cooled down by refrigerant gas that flows throughout them. The refrigerant absorbs heat from the air.
3) Cold air is blown through the vent system into specific rooms or zones within the home.
What Modes Does an Air Conditioner Have?
There are three modes on an air conditioner:
1) Cool Mode – This mode circulates the cooled air throughout the room. It also removes moisture from the air.
2) Fan Mode – This mode only circulates air throughout the room without any cooling.
3) Dehumidify Mode – This mode cools down the temperature by removing moisture from the surrounding air. It can be used to supplement other modes on an air conditioner.
How To Make Sure Your Air Conditioner Works
The best way to make sure an air conditioner is functional is by checking that there are no leaks, clogs, or blockages.
Leaks can be easily detected because the evaporative coil will appear wet when water runs down its outside surface. Clogged tubes can be identified by noticing decreased airflow out of vents in use. Blockages can be discovered when the blower fails to work. But, it is still best to find an AC company to inspect your unit properly.
Selecting The Best Mode For Your Air Conditioner
The perfect mode will change depending on what your specific needs are at that moment.
1) Cool Mode – This mode is great for cooling down a room quickly before entering it. It also removes moisture from the air, leaving it feeling refreshed.
2) Dehumidify Mode – This mode cools down the temperature of the air and removes moisture from it at the same time. It is useful when you want to quickly cool a room after it has just been heated up and humidity levels are high. This is because cold air cannot absorb excess moisture from the surrounding area.
3) Fan Mode – This mode circulates air throughout the room without any cooling. It removes heat and moisture from the surrounding area, but not as much as either of the other two modes. This is most useful when you need to constantly circulate air in a room.
When an air conditioner has more than one mode, it is important to understand the differences between each model. Knowing which mode will be most effective for any given situation can save you money by preventing unnecessary cooling of a room or objects that need no further cooling.