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Why Does My Air Conditioning Need a Compressor?

How is your AC working these days? During the summer months, your AC endures a lot of wear and tear, and much of that is directed at your compressor. It’s critical to keep your system clean and well maintained at all times so that you can avoid unnecessary repairs and premature replacement. But in order to do so, you first need to recognize the importance of your air conditioner’s components. Knowing a little bit more about how your AC works goes a long way towards being able to identify problems when they are small, before they balloon into major issues. You can depend on Celco Heating and Air Conditioning for comprehensive air conditioning services in Bridgeport, CT. Call us today to find out more about what we can do to improve the comfort and convenience of your home.

All air conditioners operate on the same basic principle: heat transfer through the use of a refrigerant. In certain applications, that refrigerant is actually water, while most residential systems use the latest fluorocarbon chemical known officially as R-410A. This is the most ozone-friendly of refrigerants, though it still impacts the environment. In order for such refrigerant to work effectively–that is, to absorb and dissipate heat–it needs to undergo certain temperature changes and the most effective way to do so is by changing the pressure of the refrigerant as it circulates throughout the cycle. The most important part of this cycle is the compressor. You are probably familiar with the term, as it is a general term used in a wide variety of mechanical applications. The compressor specific to air conditioning is not unlike these others, and it has a basic function, which is to pressurize and thus circulate refrigerant throughout the condenser, expansion valve, and evaporator coil. It is the engine of the air conditioner.

Maintaining the health of your compressor is often as easy as keeping your system clean. The best way to do is by enrolling in a professional routine maintenance program. Call Celco Heating & Air Conditioning today if you’d like to learn more about our air conditioning services in Bridgeport, CT. Let us take care of your cool air.

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