Ever notice that big bulky box on your property that you know is part of your air conditioning system, but aren’t quite sure what it’s called or what it does? This component actually plays a vital role when it comes to keeping your home comfortable during the warmer months of the year, and without it, well, you’d basically be a puddle of sweat.
So, what is that outdoor unit called and what does it do? It’s a called the condenser, or the AC condenser, and its job is to release or collect heat depending on the time of year.
Here’s what goes on in the condenser component of your air conditioning system as it works closely with the compressor to do the following:
The compressor pressurizes the refrigerant that is used to heat or cool the air.
As the refrigerant then passes through the condenser coils, any heat remaining in the refrigerant liquid escapes in order to keep it cool.
The liquid then leaves the condenser through a small valve in a mist state and is transferred into a gas as it passed through the evaporator coils.
Finally, the cool air is blown out by a fan where it enters your ducts and is transported to the rooms of your house through the air vents.
If a condenser coil isn't working properly, this could potentially cause major issues with your AC unit. In fact, if you notice your system is blowing warm air, it could be the result of a malfunction in the condenser unit.
Having problems with your air conditioner condenser? You’ve come to the right place. Call on the experts at Uptown Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today and we’ll get the problem fixed fast. After all, we’ve been serving the Twin Cities for over 100 years so you know you can count on us!