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HVAC 101: AIR CONDITIONERS

How an air conditioner works

When it’s a hot summer day outside, but a brisk 68 degrees in your home, you might find yourself wondering, “How do air conditioners work?” To sum it up, air conditioners remove heat and humidity from the air inside and place it outside to ultimately cool down your home.

To complete this process, a lot of different parts of the air conditioner need to work together, and let’s not forget there are multiple types of systems that all fulfill the same goal of cooling your home. Let’s dive into the specifics so you can understand how your air conditioner really works and discover which system is right for you.

Trane air conditioner

How AC works: central air and split systems

Air conditioner types

Understanding the different types of air conditioners will help you determine which is right for your home.

Air conditioner components

Now that you know about all the different types of air conditioners, let’s look at the major parts that make them up.

Air conditioner zoning

Take even more control of your home comfort with air conditioner zoning.

Trane air conditioner system - XV20i TruComfort™ variable speed

AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM

Trane ductless mini split - ST series air conditioner

DUCTLESS MINI SPLIT

Trane Smart Thermostat - ComfortLink™ II XL1050

SMART THERMOSTAT

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