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Back to Basics: Heating and Air Conditioning

Air quality is a significant factor that should be considered to maintain the productivity health and comfort of the workers. If air quality or temperature is compromised or is not maintained, you may experience an effect directly on productivity, health, and comfort. 

Homes today would not be a home without a Heating and Air Conditioning system, but what goes into the system that keeps your home fresh in the summer and warm in the winter? 

Let’s discuss the basics of Heating and Air Conditioning equipment, purpose, benefits, what steps to be taken to maintain these systems, etc. 

What is HVAC?

HVAC stands for – heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. It is an essential part of homes, apartment buildings, hospitals, vehicles, etc. and its goal is to provide thermal comfort and maintain air quality. 

Let us discuss the purpose of Heating and Air Conditioning in detail.

As we know that a Heating and Air Conditioning system is used in a commercial and domestic environment, it helps to provide the following support to the occupants-

1: Control Temperature (Thermostats)

The individual wires of thermostats are connected with the system that automatically adjusts the room temperature. You can also manipulate the thermostats sensor and set accordingly. This whole system can save you money, time, and energy. 

2: Supply fresh air

The Heating and Air Conditioning system helps to supply fresh air to the occupants in the room. The clean exterior air is introduced inside, and the carbon dioxide is dramatically reduced. This allows occupants to stay comfortable and productive.

3: Air filtration

In the heavily air-conditioned environment, the conditioned air can carry contaminants that can contribute to respiratory illness. This is again where Heating and Air Conditioning plays a very crucial role by removing these contaminants or dust from the air with the help of filters. This feature is very vital in homes that have members with asthma or respiratory problems.

4: Economical 

The Heating and Air Conditioning system is energy efficient. 

These systems may include the use of:

Variable air volume VAVDigital control systemComponents created to operate in low-pressure ECM fan motors claimed heating and cooling mechanisms.

There may be some other systems, but all those systems are designed by keeping energy efficiency in mind. Now, by learning the purpose of Heating and Air Conditioning, we can make understand the significance of the system. 

Heating and Air Conditioning Components

The Heating and Air Conditioning system includes the following components

You may want to note that these components or equipment are all necessary, which helps to contribute fresh air supply and maintain the temperature of the indoor environment.

  • Mixed-air plenum Air filter
  • Supply fan
  • Outdoor air control
  • Outdoor air intake
  • Exhaust Ducts
  • Return air system
  • Terminal devices
  • Self-contained heating and cooling unit
  • Heating and cooling coils
  • Boiler
  • Cooling tower
  • Control
  • Humidification and dehumidification equipment
  • Water chiller

How to maintain a Heating and Air Conditioning system

Air Conditioning Service and Heating Repair can save you replacement cost plus it can also help to make the occupants happy, comfortable, and productive. At last, it is not about the equipment but people. So, here are some common ways that could help you maintain your Heating and Air Conditioning system:

  1. Visually inspect the entire Heating and Air Conditioning system.
  2.  Change your filters every 2-3 months. 
  3. Do not clean your condensing unit or try to A/C repair with a pressure washer, as it will damage your unit permanently.
  4. Air Conditioning Repair can be tricky, so avoid cleaning it yourself and call for professionals. 
  5. Keep a check on the settings of your thermostat.
  6. Heating and Air Conditioning systems have a furnace, circulation units and compressors which require lubrication from time to time to reduce friction, do not skip it.

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