A home’s HVAC, or heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is what keeps the air fresh and keeps the rooms warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is supremely uncomfortable to live in a home where the HVAC system isn’t working the way it should. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a reputable company such as Chrismon Heating & Cooling troubleshoot the heating and air Greensboro NC system at the beginning of the cooling season and the beginning of heating season.
The Heating System
There are several ways to heat a home, including through furnaces powered by oil, gas or electricity. A heat pump is a way to both heat and cool a home. In the summer, the machine removes heat from the air and discharges it to the outside. In the winter, the machine pulls in heat from the outside. An HVAC professional can clean these appliances, check to see if blowers and burners are sound, readjust their thermostats and give them an overall tune-up.
The Cooling System
The house’s air conditioning system is more complicated to run than the heating system. This makes running the A/C more expensive than running the furnace. When the air conditioning starts giving trouble it will more often need a professional to see to it. For example, only a licensed HVAC professional can replenish the refrigerant in an air conditioning system.
Ventilation refers to the air that circulates around the house. If air is too dry, moisture can be added with a humidifier. If it is too damp, moisture can be removed with a dehumidifier. Furnaces and air conditioners have filters that clean the air that blows through them. A professional can install and adjust these items to make the air comfortable for the household.
There are lots of things a homeowner can do to keep their HVAC system running well, but more complicated adjustments and repairs should be left to a professional. With that in mind, the homeowner and professional can work together to make the system last for decades.