Get to know the basics of how your HVAC system works with these common HVAC terms! In this article we discuss four of the most common terms every HVAC owner should be aware of:
The condenser is the part of your HVAC system that sits outside. The condenser’s job is to either release heat (when you are running the A/C) or collect heat (when it’s cold outside). When looking for a HVAC condenser for your air conditioning system, you’ll want to consider things like size, energy savings (SEER rating), noise level, warranty, and more. Gilman Cooling and Heating can walk you through each of these important parameters to help you choose the air conditioner that’s right for your space.
Another HVAC term that’s important to be aware of is refrigerant. Refrigerant is a chemical that absorbs heat and easily changes between a liquid and a gas. This means it can easily be used to heat or cool a space. There are a few different types of refrigerant but it is recommended to use environmentally friendly refrigerants rather than freon (R122).
Condenser coils regulate the temperature of the refrigerant in your HVAC system. Without coils (or with coils that are damaged), your air conditioning will run but only warm air will come out. To avoid issues with your condenser coils, regular maintenance is recommended. If you notice issues with your air conditioning system blowing in warm air or would like to schedule a regular maintenance check up, schedule a maintenance appointment with Gilman Cooling and Heating.
Compressors are the motor and pump responsible for running refrigerant through your HVAC’s coils. It’s important you purchase a compressor for your HVAC system that is built to perform— cheaper compressors could lead to a compressor overheating and inefficient cooling of your space. That’s why Gilman Cooling and Heating uses compressors like the Copeland Scroll Compressor from Emerson, a company with 30+ years of experience crafting reliable compressors.