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Common Heating and Air Conditioning Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Heating and Air Conditioning

 

Got some questions about heating and air conditioning? Whether a user is looking to install ventilation systems in their commercial property, or they require a new heating system at home, there is a lot to learn about HVAC systems.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about heating and air conditioning.

 

What is HVAC?

 

HVAC is short for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and it is used to refer to the wider industry. HVAC can also refer to duct repair work, air filters, and humidification controls. It is a term that refers to all forms of air filtration and temperature control, and an HVAC professional will be able to help with both commercial and residential properties.

 

Should I Expect Sound from HVAC Systems?

Some heating systems are completely silent, like radiant heaters. Others, however, will create sound. The sound created by heating, filtration, or air conditioning systems depends entirely on the unit that is chosen. The more expensive a unit, the less sound it is likely to create.

 

Age also plays a factor, as does the size of the system. A large commercial air conditioning system will create more noise, but this should be less noticeable given the size of the building it is housed in.

Why Might My AC System Stop Working?

 

There are three common reasons why an air conditioning unit may stop working.

 

  1. Defective blower motor

 

A blower motor that is running at the wrong speed (or not at all) can cause an AC system to freeze. The same is true if the user experiences a defective relay.

2. A dirty evaporator coil

 

Over many years, the evaporator coil will become dirty. The effect of a dirty coil is the same as a dirty filter, causing a gradual loss of airflow until eventually the AC system doesn’t work at all.

 

What is a Zoning System?

 

A Zoning System is used to separate the duct work in a property into different

comfort areas. This means that a user can control the temperature in one room while changing the temperature in another room.

 

Why Do I Need a Zoning System?

A Zoning System is ideal for any home that experiences drops or increases in temperature in the home. In an area that is typically colder than the rest of the home, a Zoning System makes it possible to more accurately change the temperature, so that the atmosphere is consistent throughout the building.

A Zoning System is particularly great to install at the beginning of the process of building a new property. Zoning Systems make it easier to tackle heating issues from day one.

Who Needs an Air Filter?

An air filter in a HVAC system can reduce the amount of pollen, bacteria, and pollutants that come into a home or office. This means a property has clean air for the user’s family or colleagues to breathe.