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An air conditioner (often referred to as AC, A/C or Air con) is a system or a machine that treats air in a defined, usually enclosed area via a refrigeration cycle in which warm air is removed and replaced with cooler and more humid air.

An air conditioner contains the compressor, condenser coil and a fan

Air conditioning can be used in both domestic and commercial environment, typically for humans

Air conditioner is also used for cooling and dehumidifying rooms filled with heat producing electronic devices like computer servers, power amplifiers, etc

An air conditioner is also used in ice cream / ice Popsicle machines. The ice popsicle machines generate heat which needs to be blown out of the room similar to the heat that is blown out of the room by an air conditioner.

It is an exchange of heat where air conditioning steals heat from the room and cools it, then throws the unwanted heat out. In an ice cream / Popsicle machine, the air conditioner is placed at the bottom of the machine itself.

There are different types of air conditioning systems:

* Split air conditioner: This means that the condenser (or sometimes referred to as the outdoor unit) is separated from the indoor unit, thus the term split.

* Window air conditioner: The term window AC describes a type of AC in which a single unit contains all the components of air conditioning unit. It is the most commonly used air conditioner for single rooms.

* Central air conditioning: In central systems a common unit is producing cooling for many rooms or apartments. So it is recommended for cooling big buildings, households, offices, entire hotels, gyms, movie theaters, factories e.t.c.

While many problems with your air conditioner will require a professional technician to prepare the issue, we at BenMatt Refrigeration Services, we service, repair and maintain air conditioners. It is important to note that many common problems with air conditioners can be caused by inadequate maintenance. So to help avoid any further issues, we recommend that you get set up on an annual maintenance plan for your heating and cooling systems.

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