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Central Air Conditioning: How it Works

If you’re ready to install a new cooling system in your home you may want to consider a central air system. Central air conditioning systems offer many features and benefits for your home’s comfort, but it is important to get the facts before deciding if central air is right for your Gaithersburg home. Here is some information on how central air conditioning systems work to get you started.

Central air conditioning systems circulate cool air throughout a system of supply and return ducts. Supply ducts and registers, which are the grate-covered openings you see in floors, walls and ceilings, carry this cooled air throughout the home. The air, which has become warmer during circulation, is then returned to the central air conditioner through the return ducts and registers.

If you have a furnace already and require only an air conditioning system, a split-system air conditioner can be a very economical choice. An outdoor metal cabinet contains the noisy compressor and condenser components, while an indoor unit contains the evaporator. This cabinet may also include a furnace or the indoor components of a heat pump if you are also heating your home with this central system. The evaporator coil is often installed in this cabinet or in the main supply duct of the furnace or heat pump component.

When replacing or upgrading your current cooling system in Gaithersburg, central air conditioning is certainly worth your consideration. They are much more efficient than running individual window units and even systems manufactured just 10 years ago pale in comparison to the efficiency of newer models. If you think that central air conditioning may be right for you, call Tuckers today. We have the answers to any additional questions regarding the benefits and operation of central air conditioning systems that you may have.

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