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Exploring HVAC Maintenance and Repairs

Hi there, my name is Michelle. I created this site to talk to you about maintaining your HVAC system on your own and with help from contractors. Your HVAC system controls the temperature and air quality in your home. When this system starts to malfunction, you may notice a decrease in your comfort levels. You can perform preventative maintenance to keep this system running year round. From these posts you'll hopefully be able to learn about DIY and professional maintenance tasks that need to be performed regularly. My site will also cover common faults and repairs for HVAC components. Thank you.

Your Central HVAC Introduction

If you've been thinking about having a central HVAC system installed in your home, then this article can be helpful. It will give you some information on the advantages of different types of heating and cooling systems, as well as other information that can help you make the right decision. 

Central HVAC system heats, cools, and filters air

One of the most popular types of heating and cooling systems is the central system. These systems can come in different styles and types, but they all share some things in common. A central HVAC system will replace the air already in the home with warmer or cooler air after pulling the air out of the home and passing it through an air filter. 

How a central HVAC system functions

There is normally an outside unit with a central system, although some systems have one inside as well. The outside unit is housed in a metal housing cover. There are vents on the sides, and these vents need to be kept free of debris. There are ducts that run from the unit to all the rooms in the house and to the air filter. 

The thermostat is usually in the hallway, and it lets you control the whole system. Once you set the system to heat or cool and set the desired temperature, the system will turn on when the temp inside is higher or lower than you want. It will pull in the air through the filter, take it through the system to be heated or cooled, and put it back into the home using registers that are located in the rooms. Since the air is filtered before it gets put back into the home, these systems help to improve the air quality inside the home as well. 

Many of the newer models can connect to a smart home system, so you can control the HVAC system while you are away from home, or you can set timers. 

Some benefits of central HVAC systems

Central HVAC systems make your whole house feel how you want. They are also energy-efficient, and they are very quiet. The improved air quality can help people with breathing issues and the home will stay cleaner since there won't be nearly as much dust flying around. Most units have a 'fan' option, so you can continue having the air in the home filtered, even when you don't want it to be heated or cooled.

Contact an HVAC dealer to learn more.