What is HVAC?
Often time’s people don’t know exactly what an HVAC system is or even what it means. HVAC stand for Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. A heating and cooling system most often referred to, as a HVAC system is one of the most important aspects of your home. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are the three main functions that are involved with your homes comfort system. One complete system can control the air temperature in your home, the humidity level, the amount of fresh air intake, and maintain the indoor air quality of your home.
Central Heating and Cooling System
A central heating and cooling system is designed to produce warm or cool air depending on what season it is, in one central area and distribute that air throughout your home. There are many different types of systems that will work as central HVAC systems such as a traditional split system, to a packaged product system. The most common products for a HVAC system are heat pumps, air conditioners, gas furnaces, fan coils, evaporator coils, controls and thermostats.
Most central heating and cooling systems are forced air systems meaning that they send air through ductwork in order for it to be distributed. You can install special products that will filter and clean the air as it flows through the ductwork. Another type of HVAC systems is a radiant system. A radiant system creates heat from a source such as a boiler and then delivers it throughout radiators in your home.
A whole home air conditioning system is a central system that relies on ductwork to deliver cool air throughout your home. An air conditioning system provides cooling, ventilation, humidity control, and if using a heat pump even heating.
Controls and Thermostats
Controls and thermostats play a big role in HVAC systems, they control the temperature inside your home. Thermostats turn your heating and cooling system on or off in order to bring your home to a set temperature chosen by you. As technology advances more and more types of thermostats are being developed that allow you to customize more and more things. A programmable thermostat is compatible with most HVAC systems and they give you pretty much complete freedom over your HVAC system. They allow you to set different temperatures throughout the day and allow you to set different times for your HVAC system to cut on and off throughout the day. Advanced technology has shown that the evolution control which is just a control that runs your HVAC system helps you conserve energy and reduces the cost by giving you complete control over temperature, humidity, air treatment, scheduling, and even more. Whether you have a thermostat or control for your HVAC system they all pretty much work the same way.
HVAC Systems Save Energy
HVAC systems will save a significant amount of energy and even you some money if they are taken care of. Just like everything else in life an HVAC system requires maintenance. If you do not maintain your HVAC system properly it will cause your system to lose efficiency costing you a ton of money. You should always listen for any sounds that don’t sound normal while your heating or cooling system is running, You should also make sure that no dirt or debris clogs up on your heater or air conditioner. Changing the air filter in your HVAC system is also very important because they determine what kind of air that flows throughout your home. The best part about an HVAC system is that if something were to mess up that you couldn’t fix yourself you can always call an HVAC contractor to come and do the job for you.