An HVAC system may, at first glance, seem complex and hard to understand. While they are high-tech pieces of equipment, there are some basics that will give you what you need to get the most out of your heating and cooling systems. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about HVAC systems.
What is HVAC?
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. You might sometimes see an R added to the end, which stands for Refrigeration. Most homeowners’ main exposure to HVAC will be through their air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump.
What is HVAC sizing?
HVAC sizing is the process of determining how much heating or cooling your home needs, then choosing an HVAC system with the functional capacity to provide it. Load calculations, which are sophisticated analyses of residential characteristics and residents’ comfort needs, are an important part of sizing.
How can I improve HVAC system function?
The best way to improve HVAC equipment function is through regular preventive maintenance. You should have your local trusted HVAC pro do maintenance on your systems at least once a year–in the spring for cooling systems and in the fall for heating equipment.
Are high-efficiency HVAC systems really worth it?
The short answer is yes, they are. They can slash monthly heating and cooling bills by a substantial percentage. Homeowners can often recover the cost of the system in these monthly savings along by about the halfway point of the system’s expected life.
Should I care about air filters?
Air filters help keep the air in your home clean by capturing and holding particulates such as dust, pollen, and dander. They also contribute to maintaining the airflow your HVAC system needs to function. Dirty, clogged air filters can’t do these jobs and can even contribute to damage to your HVAC equipment.
CCAC, which is Constantly Concerned About Customers, provides professional HVAC sales, maintenance, and repair to customers in Corpus Christi and the nearby communities. Contact us today for more information on your HVAC system and for help choosing the right heating and cooling equipment for your home.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495.
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