How An HVAC System Works
The HVAC system is the core of cooling and heating your Prescott home. A high-quality, working system means you will never feel uncomfortable during the extremes of any season. Prescott Air Conditioning hopes an explanation of how the different cooling and heating distribution systems work will give you a better understanding of your home’s HVAC system.
Forced Air Systems
A forced air system uses a blower to force hot or cold air through metal ducts. Depending on whether you are using your air conditioner or furnace, cold air is forced through one set of ducts while hot air is forced through another set of ducts.
Radiant systems cannot be used in conjunction with your home’s air conditioning system. These systems heat the floors, walls or ceilings of a room…though it doesn’t seem very efficient to install a radiant system in the ceiling since heat rises.
Despite various models having special features, the differences between their core components are comparatively few. The operation is fairly simple:
- The furnace utilizes natural oil or gas to heat your home’s air. The heat exchanger, a part of the furnace, is responsible for heating the air to the right temperature.
- The air conditioner uses electricity and coolant liquid to reduce the temperature of the air.
- Ductwork is the means by which hot and cold air is forced throughout your home.
- The thermostat turns your HVAC system on and off, controls the temperature and operates any other special features belonging to your system.
If the age of your air conditioner has you thinking of installing a new system, make sure you do your research first. For inspection, repair or replacement of your Prescott home’s HVAC system, call the heating and cooling experts at Prescott Air Conditioning today for a free quote. Call us at 928-308-1254.