What is HVAC?

What is HVAC

When it comes to your home, keeping the temperature comfortable for you and your family is a priority. To combat the intense summer heat and surprisingly chilly Florida winters, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) provide important benefits.

HVAC is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. It is important in the design of medium to large industrial and office buildings, such as skyscrapers.

The History

In the early years of heating and cooling systems, the invention of the components for HVAC systems went hand-in-hand with the Industrial Revolution, and with it, new methods of modernization.

Components of the HVAC System

The largest component in an HVAC system is the outdoor unit. There is also an indoor unit, where the cooling tools and blower are located. You will also find the filter located on the indoor unit. Another main component of the HVAC system is the ductwork. These are the lines that bring the conditioned air to each room of your home. Usually, the ductwork will be either under the home or in the attic, keeping the lines out of sight. There are many parts to your ductwork: the main supply is the main trunk that carries the highest volume of air. Side branches allow each room in your home to be heated or cooled.

Different Types

HVAC systems also come in different models and styles. Those that include a heat pump is currently the most popular option. However, there are also AC and furnace types that can be used. There are even hybrid gas furnace/heat pump systems that can be used to attain better savings on utility bills. However, not all HVAC systems are created equal. While all of them have to fall within federal and state guidelines in terms of performance, that does not mean that they are all of the same quality and efficiency.

With roles including operation and maintenance, system design, construction, equipment manufacturing, sales, education and research, the HVAC industry is a worldwide enterprise.

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