Air conditioning apparatus and installations are mechanical systems designed to regulate and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature and humidity level in a building or enclosed space. These systems use various methods to remove heat and moisture from the air, such as refrigeration, evaporation, and ventilation. The basic components of an air conditioning system include a compressor, condenser, evaporator, and expansion valve. The compressor pumps refrigerant gas through the system, while the condenser releases heat from the refrigerant into the outside air. The evaporator absorbs heat from the indoor air, while the expansion valve regulates the flow of refrigerant through the system. Air conditioning systems can be classified into two main types: central and unitary. Central air conditioning systems are typically used in large buildings and homes, and consist of a central unit that distributes cooled air through ducts to various rooms. Unitary systems, on the other hand, are self-contained units that are installed in individual rooms or spaces. The benefits of air conditioning systems include improved indoor air quality, increased comfort and productivity, and reduced risk of heat-related illnesses. However, these systems can also have negative environmental impacts, such as increased energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
mechanical systems, indoor temperature, humidity level, refrigeration, ventilation, compressor, condenser, evaporator, expansion valve, central air conditioning, unitary systems, indoor air quality, energy consumption
CITATION : "Brian Hall. 'Air Conditioning Apparatus And Installations.' Design+Encyclopedia. https://design-encyclopedia.com/?E=410272 (Accessed on February 28, 2024)"
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