A compressor is the driving component in an air conditioning or refrigeration unit. It operates on very simple principles of physics. An air conditioner uses a fluid called refrigerant
to cool the air because it flows freely, it heats and cools rapidly, and it can change from a liquid to a gas just as quickly. Yet, in order for these changes in temperature and state to occur, it needs to be put under great pressure.
The compressor is what creates the pressure. As the refrigerant is fed into the compressor, it is forced to the sides of the tank by rapidly spinning fan blades. When this happens, the refrigerant becomes pressurized and is shot out the other end of the compressor and into the coils where the cooling, heating, and state changes occur over and over again in a cycle.
Unfortunately, compressors don't last forever. If the air conditioner in your property or establishment has stopped functioning properly, it may be because this important piece of equipment is damaged.
Rainforest Plumbing & Air technicians are trained to replace and install air conditioner compressors. Give us a call today at (480) 615-7766
to schedule service!
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| Air Conditioning
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