Air conditioning is the process taken to remove excess heat or moisture from the room to give a comfortable and favorable atmosphere to the occupants. Air conditioning is ideal for use in residential homes as well as in commercial buildings.
How does air conditioning work?
Before you call Toowoomba air conditioning installation by VDK Group, you have to know the basics of air conditioning. A good air conditioning unit system acts as a central cooling and heating system that draws heat energy out of a room when it is too cold inside and transfers heat energy from the outside air when the interior temperatures are extreme. An air conditioner can change the temperatures and the humidity of a room as well as improve the general quality of air inside a room. The ductwork inside your room provides appropriate moderated air quality for you to enjoy the comfort from inside even when the weather outside is extreme.
In a split air conditioning system, the compressor condenser the refrigerant and circulates it through the outdoor unit, thus changing it from gas form to liquid form. After changing to liquid, it then forces it through the indoor evaporator compartment. The fan then circulates the air inside to pass across the evaporator metal fins. It is here then the metal fins exchanges thermal energy with the air surrounding it. The refrigerant is turned into vapor thus removing heat from the air; cooled air is blown back to the house. Then the outdoor unit turns the refrigerant back to liquid form, removing any heat from the surroundings. When the fluid leaves the evaporator, it becomes cool again, and the circle continues again. The process is repeated until the temperatures inside the room reach the limit set by the thermostat, then the system is cut out until the temperatures reach the extreme limit again.
Types of air conditioning
Choosing the type of air conditioning depends on several factors, like how large is the area to be cooled and the total amount of heat to be generated in an enclosed area, among other factors.
Window air conditioner
They are the commonly used air conditioners for single rooms. All of its components – the compressor, expansion valve, evaporator, and condenser are enclosed in a single box. The unit is fixed onto the wall of a room and commonly on the window sill.
Split air conditioner
This type of air conditioner is composed of two parts; the indoor units and outdoor units. The outdoor part is on the outside of the room and comprises condenser, compressor, and the expansion valve, on the other hand, is the indoor unit, which comprises of the cooling fan and the evaporator. The wall slot is not required. The modern split air conditioning systems present aesthetics to the house and the outlook appearance and takes minimal space, less than the window size. Split air conditioners can cool one or two rooms, maximum.
Packaged air conditioner
If you want to cool more than two rooms or a large space, this type of air conditioner is ideal for you. It has two typical arrangements. In the first arrangement, all components are housed in a single box. Cooled air is thrown via a blower. On the second arrangement, the compressor and the condenser are housed in a single casing while the cooling coils are located at different rooms.
Central air conditioning
These are cooling systems for big buildings, multiple offices, gyms, restaurants, etc. Cooling big halls, huge spaces are only feasible with central air conditioning.