Table of Contents
- 1 How are condenser fans controlled?
- 2 What problems can occur if the condenser fan stays off too long?
- 3 What is a head pressure control?
- 4 How does a pressure type condenser fan cycling control work?
- 5 How to regulate or shut off electric current to condenser?
- 6 Why is a fan used in an electric furnace?
How are condenser fans controlled?
The fan speed control utilizes a liquid line temperature sensor or a high-pressure transducer to control the fan speed. As the condenser pressure or liquid line temperature starts to fall, the fan motor will slow down. As the temperature or pressure begins to rise, the fan motor will speed up.
What problems can occur if the condenser fan stays off too long?
What problems can occur if the condenser fan stays off too long? Air-cooled compressor motor overheating and erratic TEV operation result.
How does a condenser fan motor work?
How the Condenser Fan Motor Works. When hot gas moves through the condenser coil, the motor turns the fan blades and blows outdoor air over the coil, causing the gaseous refrigerant to turn into liquid. During this process, it also transfers the latent heat that comes from the refrigerant to the surrounding air.
How does a condenser fan work?
The condenser fan motor is what runs to turn the fan blades and blow air across the condenser coil, where it cools the refrigerant from a hot gas into a liquid. Maintaining the condenser fan motor can help to prolong the life of the AC compressor.
What is a head pressure control?
One means of reducing a compressor’s electrical consumption is to lower the discharge (head) pressure. The head pressure will be at its highest during the heat of summer, when the ambient temperature is close to design conditions.
How does a pressure type condenser fan cycling control work?
Fan cycling controls are pressure switches that sense high-side pressure, or temperature controls that sense liquid line temperature that turn the fan off when the condensing pressure-temperature falls, and on when the pressure-temperature reaches the upper setting on the fan cycling switch.
What happens when a fan motor overheats?
Telltale Signs Of Overheating Condenser fan motors overheat when they reach a temperature of roughly 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Upon overheating, the motor will stop running, halting the HVAC system and potentially damaging other vital components.
When to overheat or shut off a condenser?
To allow you to overheat the compressor to check for leaks To allow the freon to be saved when service work is being done on the unit. To regulate or shut off electric current to condenser
How to regulate or shut off electric current to condenser?
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Why is a fan used in an electric furnace?
A fan (or cooling) relay is used in an electric furnace to change the blower speed to the speed for cooling. High Medium Low Why is an electric furnace insulated?