How It Works
he basic concept is that as a gas moves from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure, it gets colder high pressure is high temperature, and low pressure is low temperature.
Your AC compressor circulates refrigerant at high pressure through a tiny hole into a larger area, thereby dropping the pressure and temperature rapidly.
Fans then blow this cold air out into your house. Since warmer air holds more moisture than cooler air your air conditioner will also act as a dehumidifier and produce water. This water collects in a drain pan and the excess water is drained out of the home.
proplerly working air conditioner will cool the temperature of the air between 16-22 degrees.
A properly sized, and properly working unit should cool the air 3-5 degrees per hour of operation. If a home is ducted properly and insulated sufficiently every room in the home should be within 2 degrees of each other.
Does your air conditioner have any of these symptoms?