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HOW A HOME AIR CONDITIONER WORKS 

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How a Home Air Conditioner Works

Similar to how a refrigerator works, air conditioners transfer heat from a home’s interior to the warm outside environment.

 

How an Air Conditioner Works - AEvaporator

Cooling coils remove heat and humidity from the air using refrigerant.

How an Air Conditioner Works - BBlower

A blower (or fan) circulates air over the evaporator, dispersing the chilled air.

How an Air Conditioner Works - BCondenser

Hot coils release the collected heat into the outside air.

How an Air Conditioner Works - DCompressor

A pump that moves refrigerant between the evaporator and the condenser to chill the indoor air.

How an Air Conditioner Works - EFan

A fan blows air over the condenser to dissipate the heat outside.

How an Air Conditioner Works - FFilter

Located in the air conditioning unit to remove particles from the air.

How an Air Conditioner Works - GThermostat

A control system to regulate the amount of cool air that is distributed.

How an Air Conditioner Works

How an Air Conditioner Works

How an Air Conditioner Works - 20-50%

Did You Know?

 

You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

How an Air Conditioner Works

SOURCES:

Energy Saver (www.energy.gov/energysaver), the Energy Department’s Building Technologies Office (www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-technologies-office), Energy Star (www.energystar.gov), Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center (www.waptac.org)