The typical HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system requires a lot of effort to generate the cold air that gets distributed through the building. One reason for this is the need to condense the refrigerant. Condensing this chemical forces a state change which, in turn, allows the refrigerant to accumulate heat from around the evaporator coil. If this coil gets blocked or dirty, then it may be time for Air Conditioner Service in Wichita Kansas.
It is a common misconception that the AC simply generates cold air. In fact, the air conditioner only cools the metal of the evaporator coil by lowering the temperature of the refrigerant, and that chill is then transported with the help of a large blower, colloquially termed a squirrel cage. The refrigerant also serves another function, and that is to carry the lubricant required for protecting the condenser. Without lubrication, the condenser would overheat and, eventually, burn out or lock up. The condensing unit is one of the most expensive components to replace on any AC and its most important one as well.
One reason to consider air conditioner service in Wichita Kansas is improving the efficiency of the appliance. Comfort systems with a bit of age, typically ten years or more, lose their effectiveness, and one reason for this is poorly maintained mechanical components. Another is the quality of the refrigerant after years of use. AC service can reduce these problems and improve the way the system cools the building.
Another thing to think about is how modern air conditioners are adapting to environmental needs. For example, all current models are required to use the refrigerant known as R-410A. This means that when an older system begins to fail, those made before 2006, it may be necessary to replace the appliance. This is due to the higher pressure requirements that R-410A over the earlier refrigerants such as R-22. Because it is not possible to simply replace the refrigerant, the appliance owner may prefer keeping their current system functioning as long as possible. This means regular maintenance on both aspects of the appliance and quick repairs when something fails. Contact the experts at Kelley And Dawson for more details about HVAC maintenance, repair, or replacement.