HVAC (pronounced h-vack or spelled out) stands for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning.
The three functions of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning are closely interrelated. All seek to provide thermal comfort, acceptable indoor air quality, and reasonable installation, operation, and maintenance costs. HVAC systems can provide ventilation, reduce air infiltration, and maintain pressure relationships between spaces.
Usually, all manufacturers recommend service and checking for the safety device yearly. A gas furnace can produce carbon monoxide and could be dangerous if not maintained properly.
However, we believe that the ideal time for your furnace to be serviced is in the fall, which is before you switch it on the furnace. The refrigerant (R-22, 410A) levels need to be checked to make sure it’s operating efficiently. Whereas, heat pumps should be serviced in both the spring and the fall every year.
A fan draws indoor air in through vents called return grills located throughout your home. The air then travels through ducts that run to your systems’ air handler, where it is returned into the conditioned space through supply vents or registers in your wall, ceilings or floors.
If your HVAC system requires constant repairs, is 15 years or older, or can’t heat or cool your home properly, we recommend you replace it.
When an HVAC system ages, it doesn’t operate as efficiently and could actually end up costing you more money than it should.
A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and cooling system. Instead of two separate systems, like a furnace and an air conditioner, a heat pump can cool your home during the summer and heat your home during the winter.
We recommend changing your air filters every one to three months, depending on how often you use your HVAC system. If you have pets or run your systems frequently, you may want to consider changing your air filters every 30 – 45 days.
Call us today and we’ll come to your home and evaluate its size, heating and cooling needs, environment, and the work we’ll need to do. Then, we can recommend the best system for you and install it quickly.