The components of your HVAC system work together to produce comfortable indoor temperatures for your Las Vegas, NV, home or business. Understanding the differences between an air handler and a condenser will help you manage your system’s repair and maintenance needs much more easily.
What Are Air Handlers?
You may know air handlers by another name, air distribution systems. This piece of your heating and cooling system moves conditioned air throughout your indoor spaces. You can usually find it inside your home. It transfers cool or warm air through your ductwork to all areas of your living space.
What Are Condensers?
While air handlers move the already-conditioned air throughout a space, a condenser produces cool air. A condenser is typically found outside and plays a key role in releasing hot air. This heat transfer makes it possible for your air conditioning system to produce cold air. Without it, your home would feel warm and stuffy.
How These Components Work Together
Heat transfer requires the use of a refrigerant. The refrigerant absorbs heat from the indoor air, turning it into a gas. The air conditioning system transfers the refrigerant to the condenser, where the heat is dispersed using a fan. After that, the refrigerant cools and condenses to form a liquid. Finally, it returns to the indoor evaporator to begin the process once more.
At Infinity Heating and Cooling, we serve homeowners and businesses throughout the local area with practical options for keeping things cool in summer and warm in winter. We’re a Trane Comfort Specialist and employ experienced NATE-certified technicians to ensure your satisfaction. If you need assistance with HVAC maintenance or have more questions about how your heating and cooling system works, please call us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to the chance to serve you.
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