You may have a central air conditioning system installed in your Binghamton, NY home, or you may be considering it. But one thing you may not have thought about is how your system works. While you probably don’t need (or want) to know all the technical particulars when it comes to your home’s air conditioner, it can be helpful to understand the basics of how it works. The American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) helps describe central air conditioning in layman’s terms.

ASHRAE explains that the main function of the central air conditioning in your Binghamton, NY home is to move the heat from inside the house out, keeping you and your home cool. Air conditioning systems work by removing the heat from the air and blowing the cooled air into the home. The air is cooled when it moves over the evaporator coil of the system, which is a series of cold pipes filled with refrigerant. Refrigerant changes from liquid to gas when it absorbs heat.

The heated refrigerant gas then goes through another coil located outside, called the condenser, where the heat is removed and the refrigerant is converted back into a liquid. The compressor of your central air conditioning system is the pump that moves the refrigerant between the two coils, and makes sure it is at the right pressure to evaporate or condense in the appropriate coils. Of course, the system needs a motor to run the compressor.

It’s important to know these fundamentals so that if you need services, you can understand what your HVAC technician is repairing on the central air conditioning system in your Binghamton, NY home. Common problems include refrigerant leaks and airflow obstructions across the coils. Often, your technician easily remedies these concerns. Some other problems can occur with motors or compressors within your system, and that can mean a more labor-intensive, more expensive fix.

The best way to keep the central air conditioning in your Binghamton, NY home running perfectly is by making sure you maintain your system on an annual basis. Air conditioning maintenance generally involves changing the filter in your system, cleaning coils, adding refrigerant if necessary, tuning your system and making any small repairs needed (before they become larger – and more costly – repairs.)

For instance, when you call Petcosky & Sons to maintain the central air conditioning in your Binghamton, NY home, you’ll be able to choose from a number of protection plans that best meet your needs as a homeowner. When you call us, we’ll be able to help you find the right protection plan for your air conditioning system and your lifestyle. No matter what plan you choose, you’ll have the benefit of peace of mind knowing that your system is in good hands.

Of course, if you need central air conditioning for your Binghamton, NY home, Petcosky & Sons can assist you as well. We offer new central air conditioning systems that provide you and your family with cool comfort all season long – and energy efficiency at the same time. Our highly trained technicians and sales force will help you understand all your options when it comes to central air, as well as the rebates and incentives available that can make installing central air more affordable for you.

Petcosky & Sons provides central air conditioning installation, maintenance and repair in Binghamton, NY and the surrounding areas. You can count on us for all of your needs – simply call us at (607) 797-0160, and we will be more than happy to assist you.