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Heating and Cooling Split System


The split unit system is definitely the most common air conditioning system being used today. This includes an indoor evaporator coil and an outdoor cabinet that contains a compressor and condenser coil. It is usually installed in juxtaposition with the air handler or the furnace. The compressor usually pumps a chemical popularly known as a refrigerant. It is ideal, but what actually is the functionality of the split unit system.

Now, when the warm air that is inside your home gets across the indoor evaporator coil, what happens is the heat energy gets transferred into the refrigerant in the coil. The transfer that occurs is what turns the air within the room into cool air. The refrigerant is then pumped back into the compressor and the cycle mentioned above starts all over again. The heat that is sucked up by the refrigerant is transferred outside the house and the cooled air blows inside the house.

Also, the moisture which adds to the humidity in the home is sucked out of the air. More often than not, the cooling system is pooled with the central heating system. This is because they normally use the same ductwork for dispensing conditioned air all over the home. The central heating system is majorly used for keeping the home warm. It has a heating appliance like furnace which is situated in the garage or basement in the home. The furnace is usually made up of four different components namely, heat exchanger, burners that distribute and burn gas, a blower and a flue that operates as a drain for gaseous by-products.

Depending on the region, situation and needs, you can pick between heating systems running on either oil or gas as fuel, or possibly a hybrid packaged system that can employ the two fuel types. The next stride is to determine how the heating system works. Normally, the combustion gas is generated by the burner in the furnace and is passed over the heat exchanger. The air from the home then blows over the heat exchanger so as to get warm. This air is blown via a system channel to disperse the warmth around the home. During the warm period, the heating system operates with the central air conditioning. The air gets cooled when it blows over the cooling coil of the air conditioning unit which is usually attached to the exhaust of the furnace in the home.

Posted in: Latest News - On: 1st of October, 2011