There are a number of ways to keep your home cool during those upcoming hot summer days. The least of these include natural breezes or motorized fans, but they have very little effect on the hot air in most homes. Another, more useful product is the portable air conditioner. These come in the common window mounted unit or a roll around model that vents through a window. Either one works fine for smaller rooms or limited areas, but portable air conditioners are notorious for using a lot of electricity. Even modern models can’t sustain the efficiency of larger air conditioners like the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems used in many homes.
The HVAC is usually rated in tons with the typical air conditioner being two to five ton systems. They consist of one cabinet placed outside the home and the rest of the system located somewhere inside the house. The external cabinet contains the condenser system which compresses and circulates a coolant into the home. It also contains a coil and fan system that allows the refrigerant to release heat into the atmosphere. This unit is one of the most common reasons for Air Conditioning Repair in Norman, mostly because the condenser is under a lot of stress as it cycles on and off.
The internal cabinet houses both the remainder of the air conditioner as well as the furnace. It also houses the blower that forces air throughout the home. When the A/C is cooling the house the refrigerant circulates through an evaporator coil located in this unit. The blower pushes air through this coil and picks up the chill that builds up as the refrigerant runs through it.
One other area that may require Air Conditioning Repair in Norman is the thermostat controls. Depending on the age of your air conditioner the thermostat could be a manual device or an electronic system. Either way, this little control can take a lot of abuse if family members are constantly adjusting the temperature settings. It is often the first place to look when you have trouble with your HVAC. If you begin to notice problems with your air conditioner or think it’s time to replace the system you should Visit Excel Mechanical Plumbing, Heating and Air for some excellent advice.