Air Conditioning

Air Conditioner Condensers

An air conditioner’s condenser is a component which turns gas into liquid via a cooling process. Warm gas in the form of refrigerant vapour from the compressor enters the condenser coils at the top end; as it is condensed, it drains down to the bottom of the coils and into a receiver unit.

The receiver unit holds any surplus liquid refrigerant. The condenser’s function in an air conditioner is to release the heat from the refrigerant to the air surrounding the coils. Split system air conditioners have a separate condenser unit located outdoors.

Evaporative Cooler Problems

Evaporative coolers, also known as Swamp Coolers are becoming increasingly popular to energy conscious United States citizens (mostly in western states). They can be up to 75% more efficient than an air conditioner when used to cool your home. Unfortunately, more evaporative coolers equals more evaporative cooler problems. That is the topic of this article. We will cover some common evaporative cooler problems and tell how to fix and prevent them.

Unsolved Problem

Cooling Upstairs Rooms

Cool Upstairs RoomWe all experience the hottest months of summer at different times of the year in different countries. Those of you with multi-floor dwellings are likely to have problems cooling upstairs rooms no matter what part of the planet you reside.

This article focuses on tips and tricks you can use during the hotter months to help keep those upper rooms at a cooler, more comfortable temperature. We will discuss tips related to air conditioning, fans, windows, cross breezes and more.

Blocking Solar Heat

Two Stage Evaporative Coolers

There is a semi-new type of air cooler on the market. These coolers are called two-stage evaporative coolers. Evaporative coolers cool air through the simple evaporation of water.

Whole House Fans

Whole house fans work by pulling cool outdoor air into your house. They also push warm indoor air out of your house. They can replace the need for an air conditioner in milder climates. They can be used in conjunction with air conditioners in hotter climates. The use of whole house fans will cut your energy bill. Another benefit is that they cool very rapidly by taking in large amounts of air.