How does my air conditioner work? - Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing

How does my air conditioner work?

Lots of people think that an air conditioner works by blowing cold air, in actuality it transfers heat from the inside of a building, where it is not wanted, to the outside. Refrigerant in the system absorbs the excess heat and is pumped through a closed system of piping to an outside coil. A fan blows outside air over the hot coil, transferring heat from the refrigerant to the outdoor air.  Because the heat is removed from the indoor air, the indoor area is cooled.

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