No air conditioners FAQ page would be complete without an answer to the most elementary question. The best description of how they work is as a fridge does but backwards. In the same way that fridges and freezers use heat transfer coils, piped refrigerant and a compressor, air conditioners take heat from inside and transfer it to the outside, and have a fan to ensure that sufficient air (therefore heat transfer) is pushed through the cooling fins.


An air conditioning system is designed to provide and distribute cooled (and, in some cases, heated) air throughout a room or building. Modern equipment uses filters to remove particulates from the air and the cooling process also helps to dehumidify it. Air conditioning can improve air quality, providing a comfortable, environment for the occupants in the building and ensuring the smooth operation of sensitive equipment.
Modern units that include heat pumps provide heating in addition to cooling. This is often very economical to run when compared to other forms of heating systems.
Before air conditioning equipment can be installed, planning permission will usually have to be obtained. However, as there are a vast number of potential installation settings and circumstances, it is advised that you discuss the proposals with your Local Planning Authority before appointing an installer.
One of the most misinformed air conditioning facts is that it is expensive to run. Although costs can vary drastically from installation to installation and are dependent upon a number of factors, including the running time of the unit and the heating and cooling loads, air conditioning is generally very economical. For additional information on running costs, please contact us today.
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This can happen if a precharged unit and condenser is connected with refrigerant lines that are longer than the standard supplied and not topped up with extra refrigerant to fill the additional volume. What would tend to happen is that the condenser will over heat leading eventually to failure.