Have you ever wondered how your central air in your Dallas, TX home works? Central air works in the same way as a refrigerator does. Instead of conditioning cool air in a small, insulated space like in the inside of a refrigerator, central cooling will cool a room, whole house or an entire business. Central air uses chemicals that are easily converted from a gas-state to a liquid-state and back again. This chemical is used to transfer heat from the warm air inside of a house to the outside air.
The central air unit has three main parts. These three main parts are the compressor, condenser and the evaporator. The compressor and condenser are typically located on the outside unit of the central cooling unit. The evaporator will be located on the inside of the home, sometimes as part of a furnace. The fluid, known as Freon or refrigerant, arrives at the compressor as a cool, low-pressure gas. The compressor then squeezes the fluid. This compresses the molecules of the fluid closer together. The closer the molecules are in relation to each other, the higher the energy and temperature output.
The refrigerant leaves the compressor as a hot, high pressure gas and then it will flow into the condenser. If you have ever looked at the central cooling outside unit, you will have noticed a part that has metal fins all around it. These fins act just like a radiator in an automobile and helps dissipate heat more quickly. When the refrigerant leaves the condenser, its temperature is much cooler and it will have converted from a gaseous state to a liquid due to the high pressure. The liquid state will then flow into the evaporator through a very small, narrow hole. Once inside the evaporator the pressure will begin to drop. Once again, the refrigerant will convert from a liquid state to a gas state.
As the liquid transforms, it extracts heat from the air around it. The heat in the surrounding air is needed in order for the molecules of the fluid to separate which is what assists in converting it from its liquid state to a gaseous state. The evaporator, like the condenser also has metal fins that assist in the exchange of thermal energy within the surrounding air. By the time the refrigerant leaves the evaporator, it has become a cooled, low-pressure gas. The process then repeats itself.
A fan is connected to the evaporator; this fan circulates the air within the home which is blown across the evaporator fins. Warm air is lighter than cold air, so this heated air will rise to the top of a room quicker than cooled air will. There will be a vent where air is distributed into the central cooling and will go through ducts. The warm air that is drawn in is used to help cool the gas that is within the evaporator. As the warm air is removed from the area, cool air is brought in. This cool air is brought in through ducts that are usually located on the floor.
This process will continue over and over until the desired temperature is reached within the area. This is monitored by a thermostat that will sense when the temperature reaches the desired setting and then the central cooling will shut itself off until temperature levels reach a point where it needs to turn itself back on to bring the areas desired temperature levels back down.
Our Cooling Services
- Air Conditioning Installation
- Air Conditioning Maintenance
- Air Conditioning Repair
- Air Conditioning Systems
Why Choose K&S Heating & Air
When you choose to use K&S Heating & Air for your central air system needs you can rest assured in your decision as we are one of the leading experts in the field within the Dallas, TX area. All of our professional technicians go through a rigid screening process, drug and alcohol tests before they are hired. Our technicians also stay up to date by continuing their education in the HVAC field by taking ongoing classes to help them stay on top of emerging technologies, techniques and innovations in the field. All of this helps K&S Heating & Air provide you with the service you want and need. You can count on us to get the job done correctly, professionally and with your safety in mind.
Additional Air Conditioning Services
K&S Heating and Air’s professional technicians can take care of all of your air conditioning needs. From providing general repairs to installations, you can count on K&S Heating & Air to provide you with what you need. Some of the following air conditioning services provided are as follows:
- Central Air
- Duct Systems
- Ductless Systems
- Evaporative Cooling
- Forced Air
- Mini Split Systems
- Zoned Systems
Contact K&S Heating & Air
K&S Heating and Air provides indoor heating, air and indoor air quality solutions for both residential and commercial customers in the Dallas, TX metropolitan area. We offer a full line-up of professional indoor air quality services. There is no job to big or too small that we cannot handle. If you are in need of service for your home or office then give us a call today. K&S Heating and Air is available twenty four hours a day and seven days a week for your convenience.
We are a family owned and operated business that has been providing heating and cooling service solutions for many years in the Dallas area. K&S Heating and Air is also a proud member with the Better Business Bureau where we maintain a solid A+ rating. If you are in need of service and have questions or concerns then you can give us a call and one of our professional and friendly HVAC technicians will assist you.