How Air Conditioners Work: What You Need to Know

Air conditioners are complex mechanical systems that depend on a wide variety of conditions to work correctly. When one part of your system malfunctions, it can create an array of problems and lead to your machine shutting down. Follow along as Easy Cool Air explains everything you need to know about air conditioners.

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Understanding How Air Conditioners Work

When understanding how air conditioners work, it can be helpful to look at their individual functions and common sources of problems. Air conditioning units must be the correct size to meet a certain “load” on the house. They are designed to have a certain amount of refrigerant, known as “charge”. They are also designed to have a certain amount of airflow across the coils. When any of these things change, the system will have problems. If you produce more heat indoors either from having more people or appliances on or because of other changes in the house the air conditioning may not be able to keep up.

If the refrigerant charge on the system leaks out it lowers the capacity of the system – you will simply get less cooling and the system will not work efficiently.

If airflow across the outdoor condenser coil is reduced, the ability to reject heat outdoors is reduced and again the capacity of the system may go down, especially at higher outdoor temperatures.

Fast, Efficient Service with Easy Cool Air

Easy Cool Air is experienced in most standard types of air conditioning units and is ready to jump in and assist. We understand during hotter Australian weather, time is of the essence when your machine is down. We work quickly and efficiently to get your machine up and running once again.

Contact the Air Conditioning Experts at Easy Cool Air

When you’re experiencing problems with your air conditioning unit, it’s best to contact the professionals at Easy Cool Air in Cairns. Self-diagnosing problems and attempting repairs on your own can leave your machine with further damage. Our experienced team knows how to select the correct air conditioning unit for your property, how to maintain these machines, and how to install them as well. For more information on any of our services, contact us today. A dedicated member of our team will be happy to assist you with any of your inquiries.