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What’s the Difference Between an A/C Compressor and A/C Condenser?

Difference Between an A/C Compressor and A/C Condenser

While most people know that their A/C unit contains a few different components, they may not know how these parts work together to cool their home.

If you’re one of those people who can’t tell the difference between an A/C compressor and a condenser, you’re not alone! In this article, we’ll explain the difference between these essential A/C components and how they work together to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer.

What Is an A/C Compressor?

The A/C compressor is the heart of the air conditioning system. It’s a pump that compresses refrigerant and circulates it throughout the A/C system.

When the refrigerant reaches the compressor, it’s in a low-pressure vapor form. The compressor raises the pressure of the refrigerant and pumps it to the condenser.

What Is an A/C Condenser?

The A/C condenser is a heat exchanger that removes heat from the refrigerant and releases it into the outdoors. The A/C condenser is typically located outside the home, where it can release the heat collected from the refrigerant. The compressor’s high-pressure vapor cools and turns into a liquid as the refrigerant passes through the condenser.

How Do A/C Compressors and Condensers Work Together?

As the refrigerant circulates through the A/C system, it alternately passes through the compressor and the condenser. The compressor raises the pressure of the refrigerant, and the condenser releases the heat that the refrigerant has collected.

A/C compressors and condensers are essential components of any air conditioning system.While they perform different functions, the A/C compressor and condenser are necessary for your home’s air conditioning system. If one of these parts fails, it can cause the entire system to fail. That’s why it’s essential to have both parts regularly inspected and maintained.

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