As this summer’s heat wave proves, Portland can experience blistering hot days like anywhere else in America. That being said, it’s probably hard to imagine not having A/C during the spring and summer. But have you ever wondered how that noisy box in your backyard or on top of your roof blows cold air into your home?
The basic principle behind every air conditioner is evaporation. When a liquid evaporates, or transforms from a liquid to a gas, it cools down. The liquid inside an A/C unit, also known as refrigerant, evaporates inside coils which then become very cold to the touch. Air blows over these super-cold coils, thus cooling down your home. The gas is turned back into a liquid in the compressor and the cooling cycle repeats itself.
Watch this video to learn more about how air conditioners work. Even if you aren’t an A/C expert, you can find one in Portland to keep your cooling system in tip-top shape all year long. Schedule AC maintenance and repair before spring rolls us to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the warm weather ahead.