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A PTAC showing it's evaporator coil on the right side.

An evaporator is a device used to turn a liquid into a gas through evaporation.

Air conditioning and refrigeration[change | change source]

Air conditioners and refrigerators use a compressed liquid with a low boiling point that vaporizes inside the system and cools it, while releasing the thermal energy into its surroundings.[1][2] The cooling liquid, or refrigerant is pumped into the cooled compartment (the evaporator coil) inside an air handler. Low pressure then causes the refrigerant to evaporate taking the heat with it. After this, it will continue back to the compressor.

References[change | change source]

  1. Tomczyk, John; Silberstein, Eugene; Whitman, Bill; Johnson, Bill (2016). Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology (8 ed.). Cengage Learning. pp. 518–519. ISBN 9781305856622.
  2. "How Does an Air Conditioner Work?". Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2012.