As a homeowner, you should become more familiar with the various systems of your home. When you understand how things work, you also start to understand the importance of proper care and maintenance of those components.

One of the most important systems in your home is your HVAC system. Your air conditioner requires special attention to keep it functioning efficiently, so you aren’t caught sweltering in the heat of the summer. Here we explain how an air conditioner works, to help you keep up with proper maintenance.

Three Main Components

Your air conditioner consists of three main components that work together to remove hot air from your home, cool it and return it back to your rooms:

1. Outdoor Unit or “Condensing” Unit

As the name implies this is the part of your air conditioner located outside. It consists of the following parts:

2. Indoor Unit

The indoor unit is part of your HVAC system usually located in the basement, depending on where you live. It consists of the following parts:

3. Living Space

This refers to the components that deliver and control the cool air to the rooms of the home which include:

How the Components Work Together

Here is how the three components work together:

As you can see the three components work in perfect unison to keep your home comfortable in the heat of the summer. But without proper maintenance, many issues can arise interfering with proper function and efficiency for your AC unit.

Proper Air Conditioning Maintenance

In order to keep your AC running at optimum performance, you can follow these maintenance tips:

For more information get in touch with us at Rudd Plumbing, Heating and Air today.