What You Need to Know About Your HVAC System

Lora Davis
 


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For your average homeowner, residential heating and air isn’t something they want to trouble themselves with unless they have had a major HVAC system breakdown. For such people, the HVAC system will work tirelessly keeping the house warm during winter and cool during summer without any deliberate interventions. Such homeowners will only call an HVAC contractor in Las Vegas if the house becomes too cold during winter or hotter than usual in summer because the system has a problem. What such people should know is that there is a better and more affordable alternative that is more dependable that will ensure their central air conditioner doesn’t let them down at the most critical hour. This is a method that doesn’t depend on quick fixes but instead looks at preventative maintenance of residential heating and air.

You residential heating and air system basically operates on some three basic components; the first one is the source of cool or warm air as the weather may require, then a system that distributes that cooled or warmed air and finally something that controls and regulates the system which is the thermostat. The source of the warm air is known as furnace while the air conditioner provides the cool air; both these systems use the same distribution and control systems in many homes. If for example your home has a central air conditioner, both the warm and cool air will flow using the same ducts and you will also use the same thermostat to regulate them between the lower and the levels of each side. Whenever there is a problem with the residential heating and air conditioning, it will be as a result of any of these three parts malfunctioning.

All residential heating and air conditioning units operate by burning some fuel; the air conditioning system runs of electricity while the furnace will use gas or fuel oil but today there are newer systems that also run on electricity. Some of these systems work by heating pumps; this is an electrically operated HVAC system that can heat or cool air; it works by extracting hot air from your house during summer but when it comes to winter it pulls heat from outside air which it warms and circulates throughout the entire house. Even though this may sound like a simple operation, such a residential heating and air conditioning system requires regular air conditioning services Las Vegas if you are going to avoid expensive repairs.

Every time you turn on the residential heating and air conditioning system it will consume the fuel which powers it whether it is electricity, gas or fuel oil. Heat is produced when the fuel is burned and channeled throughout the house through a system of ducts, wires and pipes before it is blown out from radiators, registers or heating panels. There may be older residential heating and air that generate heat by heating some water which is in turn used to heat that air in your home; such systems operate on a boiler that heats and stores the water which it circulates using pipes placed on the floor, walls and ceiling.

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