Literally speaking, HVAC is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. But what exactly does that mean?
Most people associate a Central Air Conditioning System with HVAC. This is a system in which air is treated at a central location in a home or other building and distributed to and from rooms by one or more fans and a series of ducts.
The heating part of an HVAC system usually refers to the way air, water, or steam is heated using a boiler, furnace, or heat pump to distribute air – via ductwork – throughout the space. Ventilating is the process of removing or changing air in a space to create a different temperature or to reduce or remove moisture, odors, smoke, dust, or even airborne bacteria within a space by bringing air in from the outside to replace inside air. Air conditioning is simply the removal of heat from a space.
The largest component of your home’s HVAC system is the outdoor unit (a condenser) and an indoor unit (an evaporator coil). Another main component of an HVAC system is the ductwork.HVAC systems help control the environment (temperature, humidity, air flow, and air filtering) and keep occupants comfortable by regulating the temperature and air flow by using air distribution to deliver and remove air from different spaces. These systems are also important to the health of the occupants, because a well regulated and maintained system will keep a home free from mold and other harmful pollutants.
Because the HVAC system in your home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system in your home, it’s important that it’s sized correctly. Otherwise, the result will be an inefficient system that will not only cost more money in the long run, but won’t cool or heat a space properly. The efficiency of HVAC systems is rated by a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), typically ranging from 13 to 23, with the highest numbers indicating the most efficient units that offer the most energy savings year after year.
After one of John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling NATE certified technicians reviews your HVAC system, we’ll diagnose the problem, explain what needs to be done, and make sure you understand your options.
We’ll also present you with a guaranteed price before starting any work so there are no surprises later on. Equally important, our trucks are stocked with hundreds of parts, allowing us to complete most repairs during that initial visit to your home, which means a faster return to full indoor comfort. What’s more, we back all of our repairs, parts, and labor with a two year warranty.
John’s HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance services will make you feel comfortable, all the way around.