Do It Yourself Air Conditioning Repair

As the summer gets closer, it is becoming extremely important to know a little bit of some DIY air conditioning repair. The best time to do this is in the winter because it's very hard to do some extra work when its 120 degrees outside. So, where do you learn how to do this? The internet obviously. Do some research and try to find a good air conditioning repair guide.

Now before you even touch one of these machines, you need to know the parts. The four main parts that make up an air conditioner is the condenser, compressor, expansion valve and the evaporator. These parts are there to determine the direction of the air (indoors or outdoors). The condenser is the part that condenses something from the gas to the liquid form to historically cool it down.The evaporator is the exact opposite of the condenser. The expansion valve controls the refrigerant that will eventually go into the evaporator. Lastly, the compressor essentially makes the refrigerant more stronger.

How does an air conditioning system work? Well it is just like a refrigerator. The refrigeration cools the air, which is the reason why we have global warming. It eliminates all of the heat.

If you are planning on installing one of these machines yourself, then you need to read this paragraph. By the way, this article is a great air conditioning repair guide for beginners. There are many types of air conditioning installations. For the first one, lets talk about split systems, which has two kinds; mini and central systems. The central air conditioner is duct-ed and the mini air conditioner is ductless. If you have a larger home, then you might want to go with a central air conditioner because the are made for larger spaces. Another obvious part on these machines is the thermostat. The thermostat watches the temperature of the air that's being released.

Another type of conditioner to look into is a portable unit. I can save you a lot of time. A portable unit can be placed easily in any room to make you more comfortable. The two types of portable units is the refrigeration and the evaporation.

These machines can have both a positive and a negative effect on your health. Air conditioners can save your life during a heat wave, preventing a heat stroke. Also, the cold air from an air conditioner can be a plus for people who have asthma.