What Is HVAC?

by Editor on May 3, 2013

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The excitement of finally moving to your own home can be overwhelming. Of course, having a house to call one’s own is one of life’s biggest milestones. And it’s practically normal for such people to get so excited that certain matters would take a backseat.

If it’s your first time to buy or move to a new house, you will probably be more concerned about how it looks – how spacious it is, how cozy the furniture are, or if it has a patio where you can have those warm, lovely breakfasts that you’ve always dreamed of. It’s unlikely that you will mind so much that it does not have a working HVAC system. In the first place, you don’t even understand the importance of having a good, energy-efficient HVAC system in the house.

It may seem funny, but it’s actually true: we know of air conditioners and heaters, but don’t really understand why we should fuss so much about them just as we would about chandeliers and sofas and carpets. It’s probably because our understanding of HVACs is so limited. If you believe you haven’t fully grasped the importance of HVAC in a home, you should read the succeeding paragraphs.

HVAC — defined

HVAC is the acronym for heating, ventilation, air conditioning. Overall, HVACs are in charge of keeping the quality and temperature of the air inside a home at a comfortable and healthy level.

Heating

In regions that experience winter or cold seasons at least once a year, heaters play a crucial role. Basically, heaters provide warmth when the climate is too cold to be comfortable.

Ventilation

The importance of ventilators might not be as clear to everyone as much as that of heaters and air conditioners are, but ventilators play just as essential a role as with these two. Ventilators are responsible for the exchange of indoor air with outdoor air – which is crucial in keeping the air inside the house healthy. Without proper ventilation, a room would stink, would be dirty, and could cause diseases brought about by mold, fungi, and dust.

Air Conditioning

Come summer months when the heat is just ridiculously high, air conditioners are a pure breath of not-so-fresh air. Excessive heat can cause heat strokes and incredible discomfort, and that is why air conditioning units were invented.

Why it’s important to invest on quality HVAC

HVACs generally have a gigantic role in keeping your house livable, and if you make the right decisions you can be sure that they’re a worthy investment. First, these devices will probably be running all year so durability is a must. Second, any failure in any of its functions at a certain time can be a huge inconvenience for those affected. Third, it can be costly to have major repairs time and again just because your unit keeps on breaking down. And fourth, a one-time investment on HVACs will definitely go a long, long way as long as you are a responsible owner; whereas a bad model will just keep on letting you down regardless of what you do and how well you take care of it.

About the Author

This article was written by Cedric Loiselle for Keefe’s AC. If you want to know more about the best services for HVAC New Orleans has to offer, read more of Loiselle’s articles for tips and advice.

 

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