Air Conditioning has become an important part of our everyday lives. Productivity in offices and factories is increased dramatically thanks to conditioned air at just the right temperature. Who can rest comfortably in the middle of a sweltering July without air conditioning? If you are considering adding air conditioning or replacing your existing system there are many options available.
Air Conditioning systems are rated based on a SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. New systems must meet a 13 SEER minimum but can go up as high as 23 SEER. With such a large range in efficiency available the criteria for choosing the right right system will include budget and compatibility of your current system.
Another option available is to replace your existing outdoor condenser with a heat pump and get the added advantage of a duel fuel system! If you go with this option you most likely will have to replace the indoor coil to match up to the heat pump but the advantages would be that the heat pump will offer high efficiency air conditioning in the summer and all the advantages of heat pump technology and a back up heating system as well.
Absolute Mechanical Systems is a Cool Smart approved vendor which means we have the tools and expertise to design and install the right system for you and sort out all of the rebates and credits available. We know how to get the job done right and save you the most money. Give our office a call and we can schedule a free estimate for one of our staff to come and meet with you and help you design the best solution to meet your needs and budget. Absolute Mechanical installs and services a wide range of air conditioners.
How an Air Conditioner works
Taken literally, air conditioning includes the cooling and heating of air, cleaning it and controlling its moisture level: conditioning it to provide maximum indoor comfort An air conditioner transfers heat from the inside of a building, where it is not wanted, to the outside. Refrigerant in the system absorbs the excess heat and is pumped through a closed system of piping to an outside coil. A fan blows outside air over the hot coil, transferring heat from the refrigerant to the outdoor air. Because the heat is removed from the indoor air, the indoor area is cooled. An air conditioning system generally consists of five mechanical components:
1. A compressor
2. A fan
3. A condenser coil (hot)
4. An evaporator coil (cool)
5. A chemical refrigerant
Most central air conditioning systems include of a “hot” side, outside your home, and a “cold” side, inside your home. The “hot” side generally consists of a condensing coil, a compressor and a fan. The “cold” side is usually located within your furnace. The furnace blows air through an evaporator coil, which cools the air, and routes this cool air throughout your home using a series of air ducts. The cleaning function of air conditioners is performed by filters, which remove dust from the air.