HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The HVAC system is part of the infrastructure in your home and is, in fact, one of the most important parts of the infrastructure.
Having a good HVAC system means that your house can be kept comfortable for a reasonable price while having a poorly designed or poorly functioning HVAC system can result in a drafty house, hot spots and high electricity bills.
Because the HVAC system has such a major impact on the livability of your house, it is essential that you work with an HVAC professional in Long Island to design and maintain your system.
The Components of Your HVAC System
Your HVAC system is made up of many different components, which can differ from house to house or person to person. In general, however, your HVAC system consists of:
• A furnace:- A furnace produces heat for your home to keep it warm during the winter months. Furnaces can run off of oil, natural gas, propane or electricity depending upon how your home is set up and the type of furnace that you have.
• An air conditioning unit:- Many people today have a whole-house air conditioner that keeps their entire home cool, rather than simply having a window air conditioner. The air conditioning unit is actually located outside of your home but delivers conditioned air using a motor that blows the air into your ducts and throughout your home.
• Ductwork:- Ducts are the metal or fiberglass tubes that deliver conditioned air throughout your home.
• Vents:- Vents allow for air to blow out into your home and also allow for the return of air that has become too hot or cold. Vents should be strategically placed to allow for air returns in appropriate locations and should be able to be closed off if there are rooms that you do not need to provide conditioning for.