Central Air Conditioning by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

An air conditioner can change the temperature, humidity or general quality of the air.  More specifically, an air conditioner makes your home cooler by drawing heat energy out of the house and transferring that heat to the outdoors then replacing the air inside your home with cooler air.

The most common central cooling system is a split system which includes an outdoor cabinet containing a condenser coil and compressor and an indoor evaporator coil, usually installed in conjunction with your furnace or air handler.  The compressor pumps a chemical called refrigerant through the system.

Once warm air inside your home blows across the indoor evaporator coil; its heat energy transfers to the refrigerant inside the coil.  That transfer in turn cools the air. Your cooling system is usually combined with your central heating system because they share the same ductwork for distributing conditioned air throughout your home.

The air conditioner in a central heating and cooling system provides cool air through the ductwork inside your home by providing a process that draws out the warm air inside removing its heat.

In a split system, the compressor condenses and circulates the refrigerant through the outdoor unit, changing it from a gas to a liquid.  The liquid is then forced through the indoor evaporator coil or cooling compartment.  The indoor fan circulates the inside air to pass across the evaporator fins.  The evaporator’s metal fins exchange the thermal energy with the air around it.  There, the refrigerant turns from liquid into vapor removing any heat from the surrounding air.  As the heat is removed from the air, the air is cooled and blown into the house

Treat’s Heating & Cooling has been serving south King County and surrounding areas for over 40 years.  Call 360.825.0800 for more information on central air conditioning.

The Black Diamond, WA central air conditioning experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.