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Central Air Conditioner Installation & How It Functions

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Do you believe that a central air conditioning system is an expensive investment that is unnecessary because a portable fan can serve the same purpose? If you have to run one or more fans all day just to achieve a temperature that can be coped with, you are not only running up energy costs, but the air is not likely as cold as you desire it to be. The worst thing about using portable fans is that they don't actually produce any cold air but circulate warm air that is already in the house. If you desire air that is actually cold and doesn't require using a fan that consumes a lot of energy, central air conditioning is the way to go. If you have questions in regards to installation and how a central air conditioning system works, the content below might be helpful.

How Does a Central Air Conditioner Make Cold Air?

Unlike a portable fan, a central air conditioning system is actually able to create air that is cold before it is circulated into a house. The system is able to make cold air with several components, such as coolant and an evaporator coil. What the coolant does is take the warmth out of the air, while the evaporator coil provides further cooling. Basically, what the evaporator coil does is cause the air to get cold, as the metal is freezing. Warm air can simply touch the metal coil and cool down to a cold temperature.

Where Does the Warm Air Go That Was in the House?

Rather than simply recirculating into the house as with a portable fan, warm air will be removed from your home when the central air conditioner is running. When the coolant removes heat from the air, it is then routed to an area of the system that is called the condenser coil. What the coil does is send the warm air outside into the environment. Keep in mind that the condenser coil will also be located inside of a unit that will be installed on the outside of your house.

Will the Installation Process Take a Long Time?

The duration of installation can be different for each homeowner based on certain factors. For example, if you don't have a ventilation system already installed in your house, a contractor will have to spend some time installing new air ducts. If there are already air ducts that are too old, the contractor might have to replace them. They will also have to install other parts of the system, such as a thermostat. You can get a price quote and ask about the duration of installation by contacting an HVAC contractor.

For further information, reach out to air conditioning installation services in your community.