Air conditioning is an important home maintenance task that should be done as regularly as any other appliance or structure. When properly maintained, air conditioning systems can save you money on energy bills, provide comfort, and add value to your home. You may be wondering what parts you will need to install an air conditioner in your home. Keep reading to learn more about the most frequently used air conditioning parts.
The most common form of cooling a home system for cooling less than 1 acre is the split air conditioning system. This type includes an indoor unit and an outdoor unit that connect to the central air conditioner system. The indoor unit contains the evaporator coil as well as a compressor. The outdoor unit houses the compressor, fan, and condensing coil. It is important for you to know that evaporators cannot cool water. The condensers must cool water-filled areas such as a bathroom, kitchen, or other public spaces.
The chilled air conditioning part is an alternative to split air conditioning units. This type is very popular in commercial and industrial applications, such as water treatment plants, manufacturing plants, and chemical plants. These ACs can be cooled with liquid refrigerants, which are pumped through ductwork. These refrigerants can be cooled by a compressor on the back of the building, or on a separate floor. These ACs do NOT require a compressor. However, they do require a cooler fluid (and a fan) to cool them. These AC parts can run long distances from the building that they are cooling, and don’t need to be connected with an existing HVAC system.
Another type of cooling is the extractor chilled system. These units extract chilled indoor air and pump it outside to a condensing system. You can choose from single or multi-stage extraction cooling units. These types of cooling units require cooling fan control components and a compressor or condenser to draw in coolant from the outside. A drain line must be present to discharge waste gas.
A third type of cooling system uses a hybrid system. This design combines both the indoor air conditioner unit (IAC), and the outdoor cooling unit (ORCA). The indoor main air conditioning units, the compressor, condenser and condenser, are located within the building. While the outdoor evaporative device (UVAC), is outdoors, they both contain the outdoor compressor. The indoor air conditioning parts of this style are sometimes referred to as “heated doors.”
All three styles of cooling systems use three different components. These components include fans, heat exchangers, and air conditioners. Some models also use other hardware, such as control panels or thermostats, in addition to the three components. A number of manufacturers produce air conditioning systems, but most of these companies only offer their products through licensed dealers. Other manufacturers offer their equipment directly for end users.
The thermostat is an important part of any air conditioner. Most air conditioning units contain a thermostat to set the temperature. There are four types of thermostat controls. There are three types of thermostat controls: pilot-controlled thermostats and variable-speed thermostats. Your air conditioner’s thermostat is called a compressor. It releases air through a tube.
The heat exchangers are other parts of an air conditioning system. The most common parts of an air conditioning unit are the expansion valve which expands or contracts water and air, and the heat exchanging fan which draws heat from the environment to heat the system. You can purchase these parts individually but it is better to purchase a complete HVAC system kit. The kit includes all necessary parts for replacement and all documentation.