What is an Air Conditioner Condenser?

Ever notice that big bulky box on your property that you know is part of
your air conditioning system, but aren’t quite sure what it’s
called or what it does? This component actually plays a vital role when
it comes to keeping your home comfortable during the warmer months of
the year, and without it, well, you’d basically be a puddle of sweat.

So, what is that outdoor unit called and what does it do? It’s a
called the
condenser, or the AC condenser, and its job is to release or collect heat depending
on the time of year.

Here’s what goes on in the condenser component of your air conditioning
system as it works closely with the compressor to do the following:

  • The compressor pressurizes the refrigerant that is used to heat or cool the air.

  • As the refrigerant then passes through the condenser coils, any heat remaining
    in the refrigerant liquid escapes in order to keep it cool.

  • The liquid then leaves the condenser through a small valve in a mist state
    and is transferred into a gas as it passed through the evaporator coils.

  • Finally, the cool air is blown out by a fan where it enters your ducts
    and is transported to the rooms of your house through the air vents.

If a condenser coil isn’t working properly, this could potentially
cause major issues with your AC unit. In fact, if you notice your system
is blowing warm air, it could be the result of a malfunction in the condenser unit.

Having problems with your air conditioner condenser? You’ve come
to the right place. Call on the experts at
Uptown Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today and we’ll get the problem fixed fast. After all, we’ve
been serving the Twin Cities for over 100 years so you know you can count on us!

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