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HVAC – The facts you need to know.

You’ve probably heard the term HVAC but do you know how it applies to heating and cooling your home? It always pays to be smart about your home’s most vital system. That’s why we’ve put together this list of quick facts that you need to know about HVAC.

What does HVAC mean?

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HVAC is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. This covers the different systems used for heating, cooling and moving air between indoor and outdoor areas throughout your home. Whether each of these heating and cooling components are separate, like using window AC units, or combined like having central or ductless AC along with your heating system, HVAC is the term used for the entire system in your home. Your HVAC system also filters and cleans indoor air to maintain healthier air quality and control humidity levels.


How does HVAC work?

Ventilation is the first step. This replenishes oxygen, removes odors, carbon dioxide, and excessive moisture from the home. This happens when fresh air intake comes from the outside or within the home, which transpires in two ways.

  • Natural ventilation occurs when air moves in and out through windows, doors, vents, and other openings.
  • Mechanical ventilation - the V in HVAC – uses equipment or system to move air in and out of the home.

Once air is brought inside the home, it is drawn into an air handling unit then through filters to remove dirt, dust, allergens, and other particles. After that, air is either sent to be heated, cooled or lower the humidity then directed into the home. Central heating and cooling systems do this by circulating it through a network of ducts and registers to different rooms. Other heating or cooling systems do it by pumping it directly into the room or living space.

That’s what HVAC is and how it works!

As your local heating and home service experts, you can rely on our team to help with all of your HVAC installation, service and repair needs. For more information or get more answers to your HVAC questions, give us a call today!

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