Did you know that air conditioners are 4 times more effective at both cooling and heating the air in your homes and businesses? Modern air conditioning systems use Heat Pump technology to generate (heat) and remove (cool) thermal energy from a building in an efficient and cost-effective way. An air conditioner system draws the heat energy out of the house and transfers it to the outside air. This system is a renewable energy system, the installation of which receives a reduced rate of VAT at 5%.
An air conditioner system cools down a space by removing heat from a space and transferring it outside. The cool air gets circulated throughout the building through ventilation. Air conditioners are similar to a heat pump but work the other way round to cool the space down. How does the system work?
· The cold liquid refrigerant present in the system absorbs heat from the room in the evaporator.
· The compressor changes the refrigerant from gas to liquid.
· The liquid then passes through an indoor evaporator coil or cooling compartment and transfers the heat from the refrigerant to the outside air.
· The indoor unit has a fan that circulates the inside air to pass across the evaporator’s metal fins which exchange the thermal energy with the air around it.
· The refrigerant then turns from liquid into vapour and removes any excess heat from the surrounding air. Once the heat is removed from the air, it cools down and is blown back into the house.
· This process continues till the room reaches the desired temperature.
Air source heat pumps and Air conditioning units still require electricity to function. To further reduce their carbon eco-friendliness, a solar panel electricity system can be used to offset the running costs and potentially make the system completely independent.
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