Highly skilled AC engineers covering Exeter, Plymouth, Devon and the South West Region
With over 20 years experience, Ftec are highly skilled and efficient in the design, installation, repair and maintenance of air conditioning systems for clients across the South West.
Our team of experts are qualified to deliver bespoke air conditioning services that are designed to the individual clients requirements whilst helping to reduce energy consumption by up to 30%
Ftec are experienced in installing AC systems within multiple sectors including education, healthcare, retail and hospitality.
Our team are proficient at working in critical and sensitive areas such as server rooms and will adapt their approach to work around the clients day to day activities whilst ensuring minimal disruption.
Regular maintenance will not only extend the lifespan of an AC system but will also reduce lifetime costs.
Working in partnership with our clients, Ftec offer bespoke maintenance programs to ensure that air conditioning systems are maintained for maximum efficiency and performance as well as meeting regulatory compliance.
How Air Conditioning Works
Air conditioning is a modern and efficient system designed for heating and cooling rooms in both domestic and commercial buildings.
As well as the potential to reducing energy costs, air conditioning is an excellent option for replacing electric heating systems or when radiator pipe work isn’t available. They are also an efficient heating source for rooms such as conservatories.
Air conditioning can change the temperature, humidity or general quality of the air. As well as heating your building, they are also used to cool spaces by drawing heat energy out of the building and then replacing the air inside with cooler air.
In a split system, the compressor condenses and circulates the refrigerant through the outdoor unit, changing it from a gas to a liquid. The liquid is then forced through the indoor evaporator or cooling compartment.
The indoor unit’s fan circulates the air to pass across the metal evaporator fins which exchange the thermal energy with the air around it.
There, the refrigerant turns from liquid into vapor, removing any heat from the surrounding air. As the heat is removed from the air, the air is cooled and blown back into the house.
From that point, the condenser or outdoor unit then turns the refrigerant vapor back into a liquid, removing any heat. By the time the fluid leaves the evaporator again, it is a cool, low-pressure gas, eventually returning to the condenser to begin its cycle all over again.
This process is repeated until the room reaches the desired temperature, as programmed by the thermostat setting.