As the heat of the summer beats down upon your home, you’re likely dreaming of the perfect, cool space to relax. If you don’t have an air conditioning unit or you need a new one installed, there’s no better season to bring one into your abode. However, there are some important factors that you should consider before installing domestic air conditioning in your house.

1. What is domestic air conditioning?

Air conditioning aka AC or A/C refers to the usage of a device to remove heat and moisture from a room in order to give comfort to the occupants. Domestic air conditioning systems are of several types — ranging from central air conditioning systems through outdoor compressors to small plug-in units that you can place on the floor or mount in a window.

2. How does home air conditioning work?

Air conditionerPhoto by Santeri Viinamäki from wikimedia commons [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Whether central air conditioners, split systems, or wall-mounted ones, AC systems have similar working components. They have a refrigerant, a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and a condenser coil. All these components work together to transfer heat and moisture from the inside of your home to the outside.

So basically, all types of air conditioners use energy to take away the heat from any space. 

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