Everyone knows what an air conditioner does, but do you know how they do it? In case that doesn’t matter to you, we’ll cut to the chase: We’re your beset choice for Chattanooga air conditioner service. It’s a no argument, hands down fact. You will love the services and solutions we provide! But, if you’re a little geeky and would like to hear more about how an air conditioner actually cools your home, it’s all below.
Keeping your home cool is actually about heat energy (as is keeping your home warm in the winter). An air conditioner does not blow cold air into your home. It facilitates the removal of heat energy. How? Keep reading…
Refrigerant is a gas that condenses down to a liquid when chilled. And air conditioner compresses refrigerant which dissipates the heat energy from the gas into the outside air. The gas turns into a chilled liquid at that point (this is why you’ll hear us Chattanooga air conditioner contractors call an air conditioner a “compressor” or “condenser”). The chilled fluid is then pumped inside your home, to the indoor coil. The coil is comprised of metal tubing that sits in a box on top of your furnace. The furnace fan motors kicks on and pulls warm air from the home. The air is then forced through the chilled indoor coil. The refrigerant absorbs heat energy from the air and turns back into a gas, which is then sent back out to the air conditioner. The now cooled air is then pumped back into the home.
The above is a high level overview of the air conditioning process. As you can imagine, there are many potential things that can go wrong over time. Inexperienced contractors often make the wrong call over a problem, and that can cost a homeowner a lot of money. When you call Ted Fugunt for any Chattanooga air conditioner service, we give you sound advice that protects your pocket book. Sometimes a homeowner calls us up thinking they need a new air conditioner, when in reality it’s just a dirty indoor coil. Much cheaper! You can count on us to do the job right.
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If you read the second and third paragraphs above, you now have a better understanding about how an air conditioner cools, and why we Chattanooga air conditioner techs call them condensers and compressors. But what about a heat pump? What are they for? A heat pump is essentially and air conditioner that can also heat. It does this by reversing the cooling process. Remember how an air conditioner moves heat energy? Well imagine that reversed, and you have a heat pump. Heat pumps are good choices for hybrid heating systems, because a heat pump is more efficient at heating in mild winter temps than many gas furnaces. Especially if you’re out of the city limits and using propane. Call us today to learn more about the right system for your home!
You come home from work on a muggy summer day only to find out the AC has tanked. “Come on!” You exclaim while staring at the thermostat. So who do you call for air conditioner repair in the Chattanooga area? Ted Fugunt is the answer. We’re fast, accurate and honest. Our work is done the right way, even down to the smallest details. If you want to spend as little money possible, and invest it in best right way, then give us a call. All of our work is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. You simply cannot go wrong with Ted Fugunt. Call us now at (423) 894-3723.