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Whether you’re concerned about staying warm in the winter or cool in the summer, it’s your home’s HVAC system that’s going to be doing the work of keeping your home a comfortable temperature.
HVAC might seem like a mysterious set of letters if you don’t know much about how these systems work, but the basics aren’t actually that complicated.
Read on to learn the ropes about how HVAC systems work, so you can be prepared in the event something goes wrong with your own HVAC system.
If you have an urgent problem, you can call Plumbers 911 at any time, day or night, to access a whole network of skilled HVAC technicians in Washington DC that can respond immediately.
To accomplish this, your HVAC system actually does three different things:
- It warms or cools the air in your home
- It distributes the heat or cold air throughout your home
- It measures and regulates the temperature.
If your system fails at accomplishing any one of these three things, the whole system could stop working properly, so it’s important to maintain all the parts of your system. If you notice a problem with any part of your system, it might be time to have a professional do an inspection.
What Parts Make Up an HVAC System?
The three main jobs of the HVAC system described above are accomplished by a number of interrelated parts. Every home’s HVAC system might be a little bit different, but, in general, they all have the same main components, including the following:
Freon: also referred to as refrigerant, is what moves through the system of your air conditioning unit to keep things cool.
Line Sets: this is what the refrigerant runs through.
Compressor: If there’s a large, box-like thing in your backyard that you know is part of your air conditioning system, that’s the compressor. The refrigerant is pumped from the compressor throughout the whole system and eventually returns here when it’s done.
Condenser: Here is where the refrigerant is cooled down. If you hear a fan running in your air conditioning system, the fan is keeping the condenser cool while it does its job.
Drain Line: It’s natural for there to be condensation as part of the air conditioning process, and the drain line is how this condensation is being disposed.
Furnace: This is the part of your HVAC system that produces heat to warm your home. It can be fueled a variety of ways, but commonly runs on gas, electric, or oil.
Blower Motor: This helps circulate air through your home. You’ll find it inside your furnace.
Evaporator Coil: This pulls warm air in from your home, absorbs heat and moisture from the air to cool it down, and returns it to the house. It’s often found in the attic.
Thermostat: The command center of your whole HVAC operation, this is the thing that communicates between the different parts of the system to make sure that the temperature of your home is regulated correctly.
What are some common HVAC problems?
If your home is either too hot or too cold, and you can’t regulate the temperature as well as you’d like to, then it’s likely there’s part of your HVAC system at fault. Some HVAC problems can require simple, DIY fixes, but some are more complicated. If you think that you require a professional to work on your HVAC system, don’t hesitate to call Plumbers 911 Washington DC for fast and reliable service.
Your air conditioner’s exterior fan is blowing hot air: This could be caused by one of the several things. It’s possible that a motor, such as the one that runs your blower or condenser fan, requires replacement. Another problem could be that the system is low on Freon. If this is a problem in your home, call a professional to have them diagnose the problem and fix it quickly.
Your air conditioner is not cooling your home adequately: This might not be due to an urgent problem, but could simply be a lack of regular maintenance. Even if there isn’t a problem right now, it’s good to have a professional perform routine maintenance on your HVAC system before problems arise!
Your home is not adequately warm: As with the air conditioner, your heating system can stop functioning optimally if it doesn’t receive regular maintenance. This can particularly be true when first turning it on as temperatures start to dip.
The pilot light is out: This is a common problem with gas furnaces. If this happens, it’s possible that the mechanism will need to be replaced. Problems like this can also be avoided through regular maintenance.
The heating system isn’t warming the house at all: This could be a problem with your thermostat. Thermostat issues can also manifest as insufficient or intermittent heat. If you think that your thermostat needs to be replaced, contact a professional immediately for diagnosis and replacement.
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