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AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS
AGE of AIR CONDITIONERS & HEAT PUMPS
AIR CONDITIONER TYPES, ENERGY SOURCES
AIR FILTER EFFICIENCY
AIR FILTERS, FIBERGLASS PARTICLES
AIR FLOW MEASUREMENT CFM
BLOWER FAN OPERATION & TESTING
BOOKSTORE - Air Conditioning "How To" Books
CAPACITORS for HARD STARTING MOTORS
CIRCUIT BREAKER SIZE for A/C or HEAT PUMP
CLEANING & Legionella BACTERIA
COOLING LOAD REDUCTION by ROOF VENTS
CRITICAL DEFECTS on A/C SYSTEMS
DEFINITION of Heating & Cooling Terms
DEW POINT TABLE - CONDENSATION POINT GUIDE
DIAGNOSE & FIX AIR CONDITIONER / HEAT PUMP
DUCTS - Asbestos
DUCT INSULATION, Asbestos Paper
DUCT INSULATION for SOUNDPROOFING
DUCT SYSTEM NOISES
DUST, HVAC CONTAMINATION STUDY
ELECTRIC MOTOR OVERLOAD RESET SWITCH
EVAPORATOR COIL or COOLING COIL
EVAPORATIVE COOLING SYSTEMS
GAUGE, REFRIGERATION PRESSURE TEST
HEAT LOSS (or GAIN) in buildings
INSPECTION CHECKLIST - OUTDOOR UNIT
INSPECTION LIMITATIONS, A/C SYSTEMS
LOST COOLING CAPACITY
LOW VOLTAGE TRANSFORMER TEST
MOTOR OVERLOAD RESET SWITCH
MOLD in AIR HANDLERS & DUCT WORK
OPERATING COST, AIR CONDITIONER
OPERATING DEFECTS, AIR CONDITIONING
REPAIR & DIAGNOSTIC FAQs for A/C
RETROFIT SIZING for A/C or HEAT PUMPS
WATER COOLED AIR CONDITIONERS
HVAC heating, ventilation, air conditioning & refrigeration system component identification guide: this article lists and explains the function of the basic components of an air conditioning or heat pump systems and provides detailed inspection, diagnostic, and repair advice. We include photographs to assist readers inrecognizing cooling system defects.
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1. A/C COMPONENT LIST - Basic Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Components Inspection List, Photos, Sketches
Example home inspection report language is provided to describe common air conditioning system components and their defects.
If your air conditioning or heat pump system has lost its cooling capacity or won't start see REPAIR GUIDE for AIR CONDITIONERS. See How to determine the cooling capacity of air conditioning equipment if the system seems to be working but is inadequate to cool your building. Contact us to suggest text changes and additions and, if you wish, to receive online listing and credit for that contribution.
At What are the Parts of an Air Conditioning System and How do Air Conditioners Work? we explained the main parts of an air conditioning system and we described the sequence of steps that make an air conditioner work to cool indoor air. Below we begin a more detailed A/C system inspection list of air conditioning system components. If your air conditioning system is not working properly, see REPAIR GUIDE for AIR CONDITIONERS
Conventional cooling systems include the following components:
The air conditioning system (and heat pump) components introduced here are discussed in detail and are illustrated by photographs and drawings throughout this website using the links at the left of these pages. We explain how to inspect, diagnose, repair, or select, purchase, and install air conditioning systems or their individual parts and components.
List of Indoor Components of an Air Conditioning or Heat Pump System
These components are discussed in detail and are illustrated by photographs and drawings throughout this website using the links at the left of these pages.
Above we show two typical compressor/condenser units outdoors. The main internal components of the compressor/condenser unit are listed below:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Questions & answers or comments about the components that are found on heat pumps and air conditioners.
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Technical Reviewers & References
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