Air Conditioning

Trust the experts at Bainbridge Heating and Air with our 40-point tune-up to prolong the life of your AC unit and avoid costly repairs. Like regular maintenance for your vehicle, your air conditioner requires periodic tune-ups to ensure everything is functioning correctly and operating as efficiently and safely as possible.

Air conditioners come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all operate on the same basic premise. An air conditioner provides cold air inside your home or enclosed space by removing heat and humidity from the indoor air. It returns the cooled air to the indoor space and transfers the unwanted heat and humidity outside.

A standard air conditioner or cooling system uses a specialized chemical called refrigerant and has three main mechanical components: a compressor, a condenser coil, and an evaporator coil. These components work together to quickly convert the refrigerant from gas to liquid and back again. The compressor raises the pressure and temperature of the refrigerant gas and sends it to the condenser coil, where it is converted to a liquid. 

Then, the refrigerant travels back indoors and enters the evaporator coil. Here, the liquid refrigerant evaporates and cools the indoor coil. A fan blows indoor air across the cold evaporator coil, where the heat inside the home is absorbed into the refrigerant. The cooled air is then circulated throughout the house while the heated evaporated gas is sent back outside to the compressor. The heat is then released into the outdoor air as the refrigerant returns to a liquid state. This cycle continues until your home has reached the desired temperature.