What You Need to Know About HVAC
The home HVAC system is a vital component of your property that helps keep your family comfortable throughout the year. Without it, loved ones would not only suffer through heat waves, but also be at risk of freezing during cold weather. It pays to be more aware of this important system, so you can know how it works and when it's time to call an expert HVAC professional at Command Service Center. Let's take a look at some things you need to know about your heating and cooling system.
Your Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling System Contains Separate Equipment
While the HVAC system is often treated as one cohesive unit, it's actually made up of two separate pieces of equipment that work together. The furnace helps keep you warm in winter, while the air conditioner keeps you cool in the summer. Both units use the same air handler to circulate air throughout the duct work.
The air conditioning unit is located outside the home, while the furnace is inside the home. Usually, you'll find the furnace in a utility room, at the base of your air handler unit.
You Can Pick from Many Types of Heating Systems
Homeowners have many options when it comes to using heaters units in their properties. A common heater used in modern homes is the natural gas furnace that has a flame burner to warm up the air as it passes through the system. Of course, there are other kinds of heaters you may choose, such as:
- Electric Furnace
- Heat Pump
- Combination AC/Furnace Unit
The air conditioner for your home is pretty standard equipment. It usually contains metal coils filled with refrigerant that cools air as it flows over them.
HVAC Lasts Longer with Regular Maintenance
It's easy to ignore this system for long stretches of time, but you might want to make an appointment to have it inspected and maintained. Regular maintenance is essential to extending the lifespan of your heater and air conditioner.
During an appointment your HVAC professional will clean the inside of the unit and replace any small parts that look like they are wearing out. They will also let you know about any potential damage that needs repairing before a breakdown. It will save you money on more costly repairs and help avoid unwanted breakdowns.
If you are interested in learning more about our maintenance services, give Command Service Center a call at (847) 558-7780. We'll be happy to arrange an at home appointment for you.