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An Air Conditioner Condenser is the outdoor unit of a split HVAC system. It can be paired with a coil and air handler to make a split AC system or with a furnace and coil to create a complete central heating and cooling system.
We are proud to offer AC condensers from Goodman, one of the most popular brands in central air conditioning and HVAC systems. Goodman AC condensers are equipped with sound-dampening, quality construction to ensure quiet operation and efficient performance. We also offer AirQuest condensers, which are high quality central air units containing the same technology as other top brands at more affordable pricing.
AC condensers, being the heart and soul of any air conditioning system, contain many parts to handle the heat-absorbing refrigerant within them:
- The heat exchanger section cools down and condenses incoming refrigerant vapor into liquid.
- The compressor is a pump with a powerful motor that raises the pressure of the refrigerant and keeps it moving. There are three different types of compressors to choose from, which is discussed in further detail below.
- The fan blows outside air through the heat exchanger section to cool the refrigerant inside.
- The suction line is a tube that carries vapor refrigerant from your home to your condenser.
- The liquid line is another tube that carries liquid refrigerant from your condenser to your home.
Each condenser has one of three different compressor stage options: single-stage, two-stage and variable speed.
- Single stage is the most common compressor type for central air systems and turns on at 100% when your home temperature goes above your thermostat setting.
- Two stage (or dual stage) compressors have two capacities, one at 100% and one at 50%. Having the extra capacity means the condenser has fewer on and off cycles, allowing it to operate more efficiently than single stage but less than variable speed models.
- Variable speed compressors have many different settings that give you extremely precise control over your condenser. This will allow your home to cool even more efficiently, reducing indoor humidity and moisture, and create a more even and continual temperature in the home.
To learn more about condensers, read our How Air Conditioner Condensers Make A Difference Article.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an air conditioner condensing unit?
A condenser is located on the outside of the home. The condenser’s main function is to remove heat from the home.
How long does an AC condenser last?
An AC condenser lasts approximately 15 years. At that point, either refrigerant leaks, reduced performance, or overall system failure will signal the end of the unit’s lifespan.
How much does an AC condenser cost?
Buying an AC condenser from your local installer will cost between $3,000 and $7,000 plus labor. You can expect labor to be nearly half the cost of the purchase price. When you buy from HVACDirect.com, you are buying the condenser at wholesale prices and saving thousands of dollars on your replacement cost. For more on how much condensers can save, visit our Information Library to read our article on How Air Conditioner Condensers Save You Money.
Can you just replace AC condenser unit?
Depending on the age of the overall system, condenser repair might be your best option. It’s not a minor undertaking, but it still costs less to pay for a single part rather than a full condenser replacement. The usual source of trouble is usually the compressor. If you need a specific part to fix your condenser, we have a wide selection of them for sale, from leading brands such as Goodman and Trane. AC Condenser Repair Guide - Fixing Condenser in AC | Information Library
If condenser replacement proves to be the best option, we have a lot of options for you to choose from. Goodman condensers are among the most popular AC condensers while AirQuest condensers feature the same technology as other ICP-brand condensers, but at a lower price. It is important to have an understanding of the different types of condensers to ensure you purchase the right one. Different Condenser Types and Goodman Air Conditioner Condensers | Information Library
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