Dismantle Split Air Conditioner

Air conditioning is a needed commodity in a world where the summer sun can cause temperatures to spike into the 100’s and cause the humidity to make dry heat seem like a pleasure. An air conditioner is designed to regulate both the temperature in a room and the humidity taking care of summers two worst issues. If only the outside could be as comfortable. One type of air conditioner, the split, works by providing air from a wall mounted cooling unit or vents in the floor (which will be discussed in another post).

  • It is called a split air conditioner because it has an inside and an outside part.
  • Most central heating units are of this type.
  • The reason for the split is that, like other models (especially window units) it keeps the hot outside and the cool inside.
  • The compressor and the condensing coils are on kept on the outside of the house and the evaporator coils and blower are on the inside of the house.

How a Split Air Conditioner Works
  • Gas, a refrigerant, is fed into the compressor where it is pressurized. This also causes the heat in the gas to rise.
  • The pressurized gas then goes through a succession of tubes that are meant to condense it into a liquid.
  • The liquid is still pressurized and travels through the condenser tubes until they come to an expansion joint.