Frequently Asked Questions
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So, what exactly is HVAC? To begin, its shorthand for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. But let’s move beyond definitions. HVAC is what’s behind the comfortable atmospheres in our businesses and workplaces. HVAC comes to mind when we think of comfort from a warm Summer’s day; a cozy night indoors after a bold winter’s breeze; it’s what we think of when imagining refreshing air, safe from dust and unhealthy microorganisms. It’s also related to good air quality – something important to us all. It’s what makes our homes comfort zones for us and our families. HVAC is the term for the technologies that make up indoor heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.
An HVAC system has a fairly intricate design. It includes virtually every aspect of heating – this means hot-water heaters, heat pumps, furnaces and boilers are on the list. This system also includes air conditioners and a means of preventing cool air from escaping (or warm air from entering). And of course, it includes practically any form of air ventilation a building stucture has in place. As hinted at earlier, this system can become fairly complex with only a minimal survey. For instance, many aspects of a home’s HVAC system are interfaced with electrical circuits. This requires a vast knowledge of electronics as they relate to HVAC technologies to configure, or even scratch the surface on. Hopefully, this gives insight on some of the (many) items that comprise an HVAC system.