Our Phoenix Air Conditioning Contractors Help You Understand Common AC Terms

The Phoenix air conditioning contractors from Chas Roberts want to help you understand the ins and outs of all things AC. Arizona residents know better than anyone what real heat is and our experts in Phoenix heating and air conditioning want to help enrich your AC vocabulary.

Here are a few air conditioning focused words:

Airflow: The distribution or movement of air.

Dry-charged unit: An air-conditioner or heat pump that is shipped dry and charged with refrigerant at the place of installation. Dry-charged units are appropriate for homeowners who need a replacement unit compatible with R-22 refrigerant.

Programmable Thermostat: A thermostat with the ability to record different temperature/time settings for your heating and/or cooling equipment.

Thermidistat: Monitors temperature and humidity and adjusts heating or cooling system to maintain desired levels.

Thermostat: Usually found on an inside wall, this device operates as a control to regulate your heating and cooling equipment, allowing you to adjust your home comfort at the touch of a switch.

Upflow: When an air handler or furnace is installed in an upright position and circulates air through the side or bottom and out through the top. Typically used in basement, closet and attic installations.

Now that you know a little more air conditioning vocabulary it is time to discuss how an AC unit works. Essentially air conditioners blow cool air into your home by pulling the heat out of that air. The warm air is cooled by a series of cold pipes called evaporator coil. The process is similar to what happens when water evaporates from your skin!

At Chas Roberts our goal is to make Phoenix heating and air conditioning as simple as possible for our customers. For more tips and information about our services visit our website and speak with one of our Phoenix air conditioning contractors.