The average heating and cooling system has multiple parts and components that work together to help provide you with the highest possible level of home comfort. Often, furnaces work alongside your air-conditioning system, using parts like compressors to circulate refrigerant throughout your evaporator coils and expel hot air outdoors. Without the right compressor, your HVAC system couldn't properly cool your home.

How Compressors Work

Air compressors work to remove heat from a system. They do so with a refrigerant, a liquid that is then converted into a gas. This conversion ensures that the refrigerant absorbs the hot air from within a designated area.

A return air duct welcomes the warm air leaving a room. The refrigerant evaporates into vapor, extracting the heat. It then goes through an insulated pipe towards the compressor. The vapor is about fifty degrees Fahrenheit at this point in time.

Compressors are located in the outdoor condenser unit. The device compresses the refrigerant during the process by reducing the space between the molecules before it leaves through the condenser coils. This pressurizes the vapor, increasing the temperature to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Armstrong is one of our reliable brands for this. We like the Armstrong R38867B005 as an example of a prime model from the brand. Other options include Carrier and Copeland.

Please note that R22 compressors are being phased out gradually, but we still sell them. R22 is a refrigerant that is a type of freon, a gas that affects the Earth’s ozone layer. If you buy a compressor that uses R22, make sure that you have an EPA-certified technician installing it. One model that we can recommend is the Carrier R22 Compressor. After 2020, new compressors that use R22 won’t be sold but the freon will be. The prices will go up.

Upgrade Your HVAC With Compressors

A compressor is just one of the many components in an HVAC system that works to give you the versatility that you need when it comes to choosing the perfect temperature for your family. After you’ve selected the right heat on your thermostat, your compressor is the part that maneuvers both hot and cold air around your heating and cooling system, dispensing cool air into the property, and sending warm air outside through an exterior vent.

Improve Your Indoor Unit With Furnace Part Source

At Furnace Part Source, we stock a wide collection of durable, and efficient compressor parts for any homeowner, including solutions by Carrier, Armstrong, and Copeland. No matter what size or style of compressor you’re looking for, we’re sure to have the part that suits you, available at an incredibly low price. Our stellar customer service will lead you in the right direction for making a purchase.

Reach out to us today to get recommendations on particular furnace compressors, condenser coils, and heat pumps. We want to help you purchase brand-new parts for your outdoor unit. On top of that, our international delivery and same-day shipping mean that you can get your components faster too! Browse our vast selection today!