This Summer looks as if it’s going be another hot one in Geelong, so if your cooling system needs a service, now is the time to act with our expert air conditioning service Geelong technicians. If you leave it too late you could find yourself in a sticky situation, without cooling in a roasting hot summer. If last summer is any guide, you will definitely need your cooling system running at peak performance, so get it checked for minor problems and keep it maintained by having it serviced by a reputable Geelong plumber. During last season’s extra long heat waves many cooling systems didn’t keep up because they needed a good service. So, be ready to find relief in a cool space and a cool house by getting your air conditioner or cooling system serviced by Cats Plumbing, who service the greater Geelong area.
How do air conditioners and evaporative cooling systems work to cool the air?
- Air conditioning or ‘air con’ removes heat from a confined space with the use of refrigerant gases. The gasses in the air con unit easily convert to a liquid and back to a gas again. The heat is transferred from the air inside the space to the outside air by using this refrigerant gas. The air conditioner will have three main parts: a condenser, a compressor, and an evaporator.
- A simple example of evaporative cooling is when you hop out of the swimming pool and feel the air on your skin which cools you as it evaporates. Evaporative cooling works as follows: hot and dry air is pumped through water-soaked pads. When this happens the water in the pads is evaporated and the heat in the air is absorbed. This lowers the air temperature. This cool air is then pushed through the system by fans into rooms.
So, to cool the air in a confined space, an evap cooler pumps water onto a cooling pad, which then becomes very wet. The fan in the unit draws air from outside and through the wet pad, cooling the air as it passes through.
There are a lot of moving parts in the construction of cooling units. Just as other machinery suffers from wear and tear, or they are neglected or damaged from overuse, they can stop working unless they are serviced by a reputable tradesperson. Some people are under the misconception that cooling units clean themselves. They do not. They need regular maintenance and servicing like any other machine.
You can have problems with your unit if the cooling device has to work hard in rough conditions such as very high temperatures or strong winds. Because they have to work extra hard to keep us cool and refreshed in these conditions they can break down. If your evap cooling unit suddenly stops working and you live in the greater Geelong area you will need to call a cooling unit expert such as those at Cats Plumbing. We have the experience, training and expertise to come to the rescue.