A Basic Guide to Residential Air Conditioning

Your air conditioner will probably be your most used appliance as the days become warmer. To ensure that you’re using the unit correctly and efficiently, there are a few essential things that you should keep in mind. McLay, a trusted air conditioning repair expert, discusses them below.

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

For central air conditioning systems, the furnace or air handler fan is usually responsible for drawing warm air in through the ducts. When the air is blown across the evaporator coil, heat is removed from the it, causing the air to cool down.

The removed heat is absorbed into the refrigerant, which is then pumped into the condenser. The condenser expels the heat into the outdoors, allowing the refrigerant to cool down as it’s sent back inside your home.

How to Save Energy While Using Your AC

One of the first things that your HVAC contractor will likely advise you to do is to be sure to get the correct size of air conditioner for your home. Some of the factors to consider when choosing an air conditioner are the size of your home, the number of rooms and windows and how much sun exposure your home receives.

In addition, you should also consider a smart thermostat that will allow you to control your air conditioner remotely. Smart thermostats are capable of learning your preferences, and they can also work out a schedule for when the AC should run. Of course, this means convenience and energy savings for you.

McLay Services is a family-owned and -operated company that specializes in air conditioning and heating services. We also handle plumbing projects and offer our expertise on indoor air quality, home energy performance and more. Call us at (909) 392-2202 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Pomona and Claremont, CA.