How Does Freon AKA Refrigerant Works In An Air Conditioner?

Many people believe that their air conditioners work by propelling hot air out of their rooms and propelling in cool air. That is not right. What actually happens is that the hot air is processed back in as cold air. This process goes on and on until the thermostat drops to the indented temperature. Your air conditioner controls this just like your refrigerator handles the coldness, but without the protected box. Freon, a nonflammable gas, goes through an evaporation process over and over in most refrigerators to maintain low temperature. The same cycle applies to air conditioners.

Freon, which is a cooling agent, is used in most air conditioning systems. All air conditioning system requires a refrigerant also known as a coolant to basically generate the cool air in any given room or building.

What's Inside AC Compressor

What’s Inside AC Compressor

This is how things works:

Foremost, a compressor in your air conditioner condenses cool Freon gas. The Freon gas is mixed with a small amount of oil to grease the compressor. Then the Freon gas is condensed, its pressure mounts, making it extremely hot. After that, the hot Freon gas runs through a chain of coils, which lowers its temperature and changes it to fluid. The Freon fluid then runs through an expansion valve, causing it to turn cold until it dissolves. This leads to Freon gas with low temperatures.  The cold Freon gas is then guided to a different set of coils a process that allows the gas to suck up high temperatures and lower the air in the room.

Your air conditioner sieves and clears out dust, smoke, toxins, pollen allergens and other kind of dirt from the air in the room. Air conditioners are designed to frequently take in surplus water from the air, to cool down the system, as it pushes it out through a hosepipe reducing the humidity of the air inside. In some air conditioning systems, the condensed moisture can be used as cool water again and again.

Just as much as Freon is the backbone of a good performing air conditioner, avoid handling possible Freon setbacks yourself. I would advise you call an expert to do it, if you really think that your air conditioners refrigerant lines need servicing. Actually, it is a good initiative to contact an expert to check your air conditioning system prior to each cooling season. Nevertheless, there is minimal air conditioning maintenance you can do yourself, therefore it is sensible to involve an expert to check your AC before any serious cooling especially in the hottest season.