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What starts the compressor in a residential air conditioner?

The outdoor unit is where the compressor is usually located on a standard residential air conditioning system. Is this true? The beginning of the air conditioning cycle refers to the time when the refrigerant is still in the compressor. The process can't begin when the AC compressor isn't on.

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