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How Does It All Work?

At Wolff Mechanical we take pride in not only installing and repairing air conditioners, but we also like to keep our customers informed about everything related to our favorite thing. In Arizona, an air conditioner becomes a homes best friend during the summer. Have you ever wondered how an air conditioner saves your home from 115 degree heat during the summer? Here is how your air conditioning system works all summer long to help keep temperatures cool inside and rescue you from the heat outside.


The job of your home air conditioner is move heat from inside your home to the outside,thereby cooling you and your home. Air conditioners blow cool air into your home by pulling the heat out of that air. The air is cooled by blowing it over a set of cold pipes called an evaporator coil. This works just like the cooling that happens when water evaporates from your skin. The evaporator coil is filled with a special liquid called a refrigerant, which changes from a liquid to a gas as it absorbs heat from the air. The refrigerant is pumped outside the house to another coil where it gives up its heat and changes back into a liquid. This outside coil is called the condenser because the refrigerant is condensing from a gas back to a fluid just like moisture on a cold window. A pump, called a compressor, is used to move the refrigerant between the two coils and to change the pressure of the refrigerant so that all the refrigerant evaporates or condenses in the appropriate coils.

The energy to do all of this is used by the motor that runs the compressor. The entire system will normally give about three times the cooling energy that the compressor uses. This odd fact happens because the changing of refrigerant from a liquid to a gas and back again lets the system move much more energy than the compressor uses.

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At Wolff Mechanical, our Scottsdale air conditioning services are available not only to service your air conditioning unit, but to help keep you informed on everything air conditioning related. The temperatures will be rising shortly here in Arizona so make sure your unit is running smoothly. Visit our website https://www.azairconditioning.com// for more information on tune ups and repair services. Making sure your ac unit is properly pulling heat out of your home and cooling it off during hot summer days is crucial if you live in Scottsdale.

To read the whole article: How Air Conditioning Works

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