How Central Air Conditioning Systems Work
Standard central air conditioning systems come with a number of components that work in unison to provide a pleasant temperature inside your home. The compressor unit is placed outside the dwelling while an indoor coil is usually installed on top of the home’s furnace or heat pump.
As the compressor uses electricity to generate its power, coolant is pumped through the system; the purpose of this function essentially collects the heat and moisture from indoors and dispels it from the home. The indoor coil cools the forced air inside the home within minutes.
The heat being transferred to the coil is then pushed outside of the home through reverse ventilation, while the cooled air is pumped back inside, which is how maintaining a desirable indoor temperature is achieved. The indoor thermostat has built-in digital sensors that are designed to keep the inside temperature relatively consistent.