The Three Components of Your Air Conditioning

July 10, 2012

Your air conditioning isn’t a stand-alone operation – it works in conjunction with other components in your home to regulate the temperature and keep everything cool and comfortable. But what are the three air conditioning components and how do they work to efficiently and reliably cool your home all summer long – and what can you do when they’re not working properly? Rick’s Heating & Cooling has the answers you need!  Find out how the different systems in your home work together to keep your summer months comfortable.

Air Conditioning

Of course, the first thing on the list of air conditioning components has to be the AC system itself. Your air conditioning is what cycles chilly refrigerant into your home to cool the air that is being forced through your evaporator (the part of your air conditioning system that sits inside the house).

We’ve already covered how an air conditioner works in a previous blog post, so we don’t need to tell you how hard your AC works to keep your home comfortable! Unfortunately, all that hard work also means it is the air conditioning component that is most subject to breakdowns or other minor problems. However, this doesn’t have to be a constant source of summer-time stress for you! Regular AC maintenance and tune-ups will ensure your system is running efficiently and extend the lifespan of your equipment.

Ductwork

Your ductwork plays an important role in keeping your home cool during the summer. It is the air conditioning component that carries the air to and from your AC so it can be cooled and supplied back into the house. When your ductwork is properly installed, you should have very few problems with it – in fact, well installed ductwork will just need to be inspected annually to see whether or not it needs to be cleaned or sealed – this will ensure a healthy indoor air environment for your family.

Thermostat

One of the most commonly overlooked air conditioning components is the thermostat, but it has one of the most important jobs – telling your AC what to do! Your thermostat gives you complete control over how your air conditioning works and what temperature you want it to be in your home. This is particularly true when you have a programmable thermostat – then you can set it to have different temperatures during the day, such as having it a little warmer at night when you’re sleeping or during the day when you’re going to be out of the house. This lets you control your home’s energy efficiency in the easiest way! Most programmable thermostats require little service after they’ve been installed other than swapping out the batteries (if they’re not hard wired).

Who to Call for AC Services

If any of your air conditioning components aren’t working properly, Rick’s Heating & Cooling has you covered. We can repair and replace any brand, make, or model of air conditioner, install programmable thermostats, and perform indoor air quality checks to ensure your ductwork is clean. We provide the most comprehensive AC services in Cincinnati and can help you make sure your home stays cool and comfortable all season long. Contact us today!