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The Anatomy of an AC System July 20, 2020

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The Anatomy of an AC System, Perry, Ohio

During the summer months, you depend on your air conditioner to provide your home with comfortable temperatures. However, if you’re like many homeowners, you not may have given much thought to all of your air conditioning system’s components. It’s important to familiarize yourself with these components so that you can be aware of the system’s maintenance and repair needs.

4 Components of an Air Conditioner

1. Compressor

The compressor sits in the outside unit of your air conditioner and is considered one of the most important working parts of the system. The component ensures there’s enough pressure for the system to release heat properly. 

The compressor can experience several issues, including dirty coils, electrical problems, and inadequate oil lubricant. If the compressor fails, you may likely need to replace your entire air conditioning system.

2. Refrigerant

Refrigerant is the fluid that runs through your air conditioning system. It absorbs heat from the inside of your house and brings it outdoors. Refrigerant leaks and contamination are common issues this component has and should be repaired immediately.

3. Evaporator Coils

These coils remove heat from the refrigerant as it moves inside your home and loses pressure. The refrigerant is then prepared to absorb more heat from inside your house and bring it outside. This component can have problems absorbing heat from the air if dirt and dust get trapped inside it.

4. Condenser

The condenser is also located outside and transfers heat back outdoors through the air conditioner’s vented fins. There is a fan behind the condenser that pushes the heat outside. The condenser can experience dirty coils, refrigerant leaks, and fan issues that should be addressed right away.


If your air conditioning system needs servicing, turn to the professionals at E Dake Ltd The Plumbing & Heating Doctors in Perry, OH. The company provides reliable and affordable HVAC and plumbing services and always puts their customers first. From air conditioner and furnace repairs to drain cleaning, they offer a wide range of services and always provide honest advice. For more information about their services, call (440) 259-5997 or visit their website.


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