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Knowing What the Heating and Cooling system entails

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 12 June 2019 03:57

The heating and cooling systems are defined by its HVAC equipment. You might have seen HVAC on several web pages or maybe on and advert and wondered what it means, the acronym stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning. However, HVAC equipment is in control of the temperature and quality of the indoor environment and coziness of the house.

We have various types of heating, ventilating and cooling equipment that can be used. The climatic factors of a location need to be consider when deciding on the type of equipment to be used. The hotness and duration of the summer and the coldness and duration of the winter are the major factors in determine what is needed. Also, the moisture levels can influence your decision in choosing the equipment you need. Even if you haven’t attend any of the best trade schools for HVAC in Lincoln Park Michigan before, the breakdown below will let you know some things you need to know about HVAC.

Hating Systems

Just as it sounds, heating a home is a systematic way of adding heat to the indoor environment of the house by increasing the temperature. During the winter, the thermostat temperature might be set to around 68F being the average. That is quite a reasonable temperature for efficiency. However, let’s talk about the most common heating system you can installed in your new house.

Heat Pump

We have different types of heat pumps you can use, but one of the popular one is the air-source heat pump. Pumps provide heating and cooling needs to a home.

Forced Air

Forced air is another popular heating and cooling system used by homeowners. It has a blower that circulates air across a heat exchanger to the heat the home. Thus, A/C systems can also be classified under these systems.

Electric

One can also heat the indoor environment through electric or resistance heaters when electricity is passed via the device.

Ventilation

Ventilation of a home controls the quality of the indoor air as well as the humidity levels. It is good to control the ventilation through the heating and cooling system of the home. The bathrooms and kitchens have ventilation systems that helps in removing the odors and moisture. If they are ducted through unconditioned areas, they should be insulated to prevent condensation from forming. Clothes dryers are also a type of ventilation where the moisture is vented to the exterior of the house. The ducting need to be made of metal pipe for proper fire protection and its joints are to be taped together as screws will collect lint and clog the duct at last.

Thus, clothes dryers should not be vented to the interior as it will increase the indoor humidity levels seriously and contribute to poor indoor air quality and mold growth. Some homes are built much tighter therefore allowing less infiltration of outdoor air. This will reduce the air exchange rate of the house and air can become stagnant and unhealthy if nothing is done about the air exchange rate. With this condition, even with your heating and cooling units as well as forced air heating system, fresh air cannot enter the house. However, you can directly install a duct on your HVAC return plenum from the outside to put the house under good pressure and draws the air through the duct instead of the cracks in the home.

Cooling System

The cooling system of the house are the air conditioning systems that removes heat to cool and dehumidify the air in the interior. Some of the most popular A/C systems installed are; Forced air: It has a compressor that circulates a refrigerant between two coils (one outdoors and the other indoors) then a blower blows through the indoor coil that remove heat from the home and then circulate to the outdoor to disperse the heat that was absorbed to the air. Forced air used the ductwork system to distribute the conditioned air. We also have a ductless split system which are mini-split air conditioning system. – it doesn’t use ductwork.

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