UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HVAC SYSTEM AND A/C SYSTEM?
There’s a lot of arguments and confusions about HVAC and A/C and it can be hard to know exactly what it really means. Although they’re similar, the whole idea of heating and air conditioning is to keep our homes and businesses comfortable all year round. So, it’s important to know the differences between the two.
WHAT DOES HVAC STANDS FOR?
Let’s start straight off, with the most significant question: What does HVAC stands for? HVAC is an acronym for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. It’s become an almost generic term for air conditioning, used synonymously by people in all environments. A system may be comprised of various heating and cooling components, such as a gas furnace, electric central split air conditioner or heat pump, ductless mini split units, or geothermal heat pump system. HVAC is also responsible for heating and cooling a building and it’s a source of proper ventilation, allowing for moisture to escape.
WHAT A/C MEANS?
The term A/C is generally referred to as “Air Conditioning” or A/C System is designed specifically to cool or heat the air. It is a process of removing moisture and heat from the interior of an occupied space to improve the well-being and comfort of occupants. Air conditioning is also used to cool and dehumidify rooms filled with heat-producing electronic devices, such as power amplifiers and computer servers, and to display and store some delicate products, like artwork. Any system that works to cool or heat up the air while pushing out moisture via air vents would be referred to, specifically, as an HVAC unit.
VARIOUS TYPE OF EQUIPMENT THAT NEEDS TO HAVE A PROPER MAINTENANCE
All modern air conditioning systems, even small window package units, are equipped with internal air filters. Regular preventive maintenance is vital in keeping any sort of comfort equipment working reliably and perfectly, so all the common components of your HVAC system should be inspected properly, cleaned and repaired by a skilled technician on a twice-yearly basis. If you don’t clean and maintain the system, its performance will start to slip and eventually the entire system will fail. This will force you to spend money on heating system replacement.
According to technical experts, “Regular maintenance ensures the HVAC delivers consistent performance and lasts after a long time.”
The best way to ensure your system works well is to hire a professional to handle the job. You can opt for annual HVAC maintenance contracts at an affordable cost. This are few components in your home’s HVAC system that needs to have a specific maintenance tasks performed, such as:
- Cooling equipment: It is important to have a proper maintenance in the condensate drain in your air conditioner and should be free of clogs and debris. Clogs can block the flow of condensed water and cause moisture accumulation within the system. Excess moisture can cause complications like water damage, mold, uneven temperature regulation, high levels of moisture or humidity in the property, compromised air quality, and bacteria. A professional maintenance technician will flush and clean the condensate drain to ensure all excess moisture flow off from the system.
- Heating equipment: This compose of boiler units, pumps, pressure-reducing equipment, heat exchangers, control air compressors, and miscellaneous equipment. Same as cooling equipment, it requires to have a visually inspected at least twice a year to make sure all the systems are working well. This inspection is an important aspect of HVAC maintenance. The gas burner should be cleaned and tested, and the venting system and heat exchanger inspected.
- Ventilation components: This component removes excessive moisture, and unpleasant smells, it allows air movement between outdoor and single zone, it keeps interior building air circulation, and prevents stagnation of the interior air. The exhaust outlets allow all dangerous gases to escape your property so there’s no risky buildup of carbon monoxide and other such gases. If the exhaust outlets are clogged, they can lead to a dangerous build-up and compromise your safety. In every preventive maintenance visit, your professional maintenance technician should assess all of these aspects of your system and vent stack as well. They should clean and lubricate the blower assembly, check for proper system airflow, and install a fresh air filter. If there’s any problem during their maintenance runs, they require to repair and fix it.
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