Air conditioning can be described as a mechanical process which regulates the temperature of an interior area. Air conditioners are a well-known invention that has been around for many decades. However, most people don’t realize how far they’ve come in recent times. Air conditioners are extremely useful, and most people consider them to be an essential part of staying comfortable in the home. However, the fact is that most homes aren't air conditioned. There are many reasons why air conditioning systems might not be installed in your home. Here we will discuss some of these reasons and offer suggestions for how you can get the most out of your air conditioning system. * Heat Exhaust: As your home cools down, central air conditioning systems release warm air from the house. Warm air is the most economical form of energy. Air conditioning (in most cases, also known as air con or ac) simply takes warm air and replaces it with cool, dry air - it's not difficult to imagine why people opt for air conditioning in the first place, as having a constant state of high temperature around your household is incredibly uncomfortable. The problem is that the warm air is often too much, which can cause your central heating system to work harder than it should. This can lead to higher bills. * Heat Transfer: Heat can be transferred by convection. This is the movement or heat transfer of heated air from one place to another. The majority of air conditioning units are equipped with what are called "split" systems - where the air conditioning units are split into two separate units, and the heated air then moves from the separated units into the rest of your home. While this system allows some of the cold to move around the house, it is susceptible to leaking into other rooms of your home if it isn't maintained properly. In extreme cases, the leaking cold air could also cause serious damage to items such as furniture. It is important to maintain your split system regularly. * Heater: An air conditioner system is composed of an evaporator as well as a condenser. An evaporator collects heat and sends it out into your rooms. Condenser - Hot air is compressed and pushed from the condenser into your rooms. The thermostat regulates the temperature in the air that circulates around your house. A thermostat controls the temperature in your home. There are many things you can do to ensure your heating system is working at its maximum potential. Not following a proper thermostat maintenance routine can result in your system working extremely hard - and could even make your house unbearable. * Compressor. All split systems have a compression unit that stores the warm, liquid refrigerant. These compressor tanks will run out of cool gases over time and will need refilled with cool gas. The compressor may not be capable of providing adequate cool gas to the inside units if it runs low on gas. This will make your air conditioning system work harder, and could result in your system being unbalanced, and having to work overtime. * Heater: The fan will circulate the warm air through your home. The fan is not drawing warm air from the house when it's working overtime. Instead, it blows in the warmer outside air. Your air conditioner is drawing heat from outside the home when it comes in contact with the outside air. As a result, your air conditioner is working harder - and not nearly as efficiently as you'd like. When trying to determine if their air conditioning system is working properly, the most common problem is that people tend to only focus on the cold part of the problem. Many people don’t realize how easily warm air can escape their ducts and into the living spaces. Your ducts could be leaking if your air conditioner suddenly stops working properly. Ducts with leaks are typically going to be cooler than ducts with open doors. So, when the air is escaping efficiently, you don't always realize it's not working properly - until you try to turn the heat on in the home. When you have an efficient system, and you keep it that way by making sure that your air conditioners stay plugged in, your warm air is escaping efficiently and very quickly. Once the warm air escapes, you will notice a difference in the comfort level of your home. That means that you've saved money - and that means that you've saved the environment. It doesn't matter whether you need to replace the AC or upgrade your whole system, it is worth looking for energy-efficient AC units.