HVAC heating and cooling systems closely regulate humidity and temperature and maintain safe and healthy conditions within a home or building. HVAC equipment not only provides climate control for residential, commercial and industrial buildings, but also makes long distance transportation of food and medicine possible. These systems are commonly used in residential homes because of their quiet running and efficiency.
HVAC systems combine three functions into one system: heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Depending on the construction and location of your home, you will have one of two systems:
With the HVAC system (as with any heating and cooling unit), problems can arise that can cause the need for troubleshooting. HVAC troubleshooting is often a simple thing such as a loose wire, a dirty filter, poor duct sealing or improper thermostat settings. It is advisable to call a licensed contractor if the problem seems to involve more than a dirty filter or improper thermostat settings. Most HVAC problems can be prevented with regular maintenance.
To use the HVAC system efficiently and avoid maintenance issues, frequent checks should be done on the system, such as:
A central HVAC system is the most quiet and convenient way to heat and cool your home, and can play a big role in reducing environmental impact. Well-designed HVAC systems use minimal non-renewable energy, minimal air and water pollutant emissions, and avoid chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons that are a major cause of damage to the ozone layer.