How Does An Air Conditioner Work?
Air conditioners (AC) have become fundamental necessities for us due to the year-round warm and humid weather in Philippines. Air conditioning systems keep our home and office cool, but have you ever wondered how it works?
AC comes in various models, types, and sizes, but they operate on the same principle. One interesting fact you might not know is that your AC and refrigerator work primarily the same way!
Both use a specialized chemical known as 'refrigerant', the main difference is the spaces they cool. A fridge cools a small, insulated space, while an air conditioner keeps a larger area at a comfortable temperature.
The basic working principle of AC is that they draw the humidity and heat from your home or office, transferring them to the outside air and ultimately making your house colder. The cooled air is then returned to the interior space to maintain its cold temperature.
With that being said, let's take a detailed look at how air conditioning helps in keeping your house cool.
Air Conditioner Types
Air conditioners are consumer electronics, and there are few main types of them:
A split unit air conditioning system is the standard type we use in our house. A split AC consists of an indoor and an outdoor unit. The outdoor unit is installed on or near the room's exterior wall. Meanwhile, the sleek-looking indoor unit blows out cooled air inside the room.
The working principle of cassette units is similar to a wall-hung split system unit. Cassette differs from split as it is installed into the ceiling instead of on the wall.
A portable air conditioner is way more convenient as it can be carried around. You can also purchase it at a lower price compared to other types of AC. A portable air conditioner is more suitable to cool a smaller space.
How does an Air Conditioner cool your home?
There are three major components in an air conditioning system that you need to know before understanding the working principle of air conditioners:
The three components work together for the air conditioner to work. First, refrigerant, the main chemical in an AC system, is converted from gas to liquid and back again. The compressor will then increase its temperature and pressure, which then sends it to the condenser.Condenser and evaporator
The condenser converts the refrigerant into a liquid. When the refrigerant is in liquid form, it goes back indoors to the evaporator coil.
As the name suggests, the evaporator coil evaporates the refrigerant, which performs cooling the indoor coil.Cooled air out
The heat from the house is absorbed into the refrigerant and undergoes the steps above repeatedly. The fan then blows the cooled air out, and your home will reach the desired temperature.How Does An Air Conditioner Remove Hot Air And Blow Cold Air?
In short, the refrigerant or coolant carries out the main working principle of the air conditioning system.
First, the refrigerant absorbs the heat from the surroundings and increases its temperature. It then rises from the compressor to the condenser in the form of high-pressure and high-temperature gas.
The cooled air produced is circulated outwards through a fan, which helps it distribute all over the desired places. In this way, the desired ambient temperature is achieved.
How Does Sharp's Plasmacluster Ion Technology Air Conditioner Work?
Plasmacluster ions are surrounded by water molecules and are released into the air. The ions form hydroxide (OH) radicals that will be highly oxidizing when they adhere to the surfaces of airborne microbes. The microbes including suspended allergens, bacteria, mold, and viruses.
Also, it removes hydrogen from the surface proteins, breaking them down. The hydroxide (OH) radicals combine with hydrogen(H) to form water (H20) which is returned to the air.Advantages of SHARP Air Conditioner Plasmacluster Ion Technology
One of the unique features of SHARP Plasmacluster air conditioners is the production of positive and negative ions similar to those occurring in nature. These ions help combat many airborne viruses, mold, and other contaminants.
In addition, these air conditioners have a self-cleaning option which makes sure that your air conditioners are never dirty.
What makes SHARP Air Conditioner Plasmacluster Ion Technology different from others?
SHARP's Plasmacluster air conditioners take a massive intake of hot air, which speeds up the cooling process. Through this, the temperature can be increased up to 5° in 5 minutes.
In addition, it also provides an extended (Coanda) airflow, which is about 15 meters. This makes sure that all the areas of your room are getting equal airflow.Why should you choose SHARP Air Conditioner Plasmacluster Ion Technology?
SHARP air conditioners use AI and IoT integration. Motion detectors are used, which determine if someone is present in the room or not.
In addition, SHARP's Air Conditioners can also work through Smart Control Apps on your phone. You can control your air conditioner via a smartphone even when you are away from home. What's exciting is, you can walk right into a comfortable home by turning on the air conditioner just before arriving home.
Also, you can easily adjust the air volume, wind direction, and timer settings at your fingertips.
Sharp Air app enables you to observe the temperature and humidity of the room anytime and anywhere to help you find the most suitable setting for your room.
The app allows you to view and monitor your air-conditioner operational usage to get better use out of your air conditioner. It even lets you know when to perform the cleaning service.
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