Controlling the air temperature and humidity in your home and maintaining high air quality are the basic functions of all HVAC systems. But how?
There are several types of HVAC systems that you may choose from to achieve these results. Some systems are more effective than others, depending on the climate where you live. Let's look at how several different types of HVAC systems work.
The energy consumption of your HVAC system depends on its efficiency, the area of the country in which it's being installed, and the kind of fuel the system will be using. This can also make costs vary.
Energy consumption for an HVAC system is determined by several contributing factors, the most influential among them being: the efficiency of system components, whether or not the system is appropriately sized for your home, the climate where you live, and what you or your family consider ideal indoor comfort.
Let's start by examining some industry-standard efficiency rating systems and which are the most important when evaluating an HVAC system component and its expected energy consumption over time.
While today's HVAC systems are built to deliver years of dependable service, inevitably problems with air conditioning ranging from the simple to the complex can and will arise. Here are several of the most common issues reported by homeowners and their HVAC service professionals...
Like any other piece of machinery, HVAC systems require periodic servicing to ensure proper performance and the unit's longevity. There are routine maintenance tasks that practically any homeowner can perform, and there are more sophisticated, scheduled maintenance measures that most homeowners should leave to a licensed HVAC professional. We recommend having your system professionally serviced twice a year, ideally in the spring and fall before peak usage seasons.