Some General Information about HVAC System
You may or may not give so much about the HVAC system in your home not until you have some problems in your living comfort, whether your home is getting hotter or colder. The official description of HVAC is heating, ventilation and air conditioning, of which the system serves as the instrument that gives us environment comfort in our home. Available in the market are two types of HVAC systems and these are the residential and the commercial HVACs where the everyday air and heating of our homes would use the residential system, and businesses would use the more complex and customized commercial systems based on the needs of a business.
As we look at the residential needs, the system is further categorized into two basic kinds which homeowners would decide which one would install based on their needs or preference. The first kind is that system where the water flows through the pipes in the unit and then heat or cool air is radiated, and thus it is called radiant system or radiator. The other kind is the forced air system, the kind that can be heated in wintertime by furnace coils, and this is the more common type used today which a system that pushes air into the ducts. In the forced air system, either electricity or gas is used as fuel.
The average life expectancy of a typical HVAC unit would last up to fifteen years. This length of life expectancy of the unit is supported of course with a regular maintenance of changing duct filters ever few months so that the quality of air in your home is kept high.
A licensed repairman is the best person to advise if you need to change to a new HVAC unit or just repair your old one. Other deciding factors that you can consider to support whether you need a new unit or not are the length of time you had the current unit, if the current unit has sustain some damages because of the weather and other circumstances, or if to begin with the unit was already faulty, and others. Once your unit does not work, or it shuts down arbitrarily, or if it blows cold air instead of warm and vice-versa, then these issues should make you suspect of the current condition of your system.
It is thus advisable that aside from talking to your local repairman about your unit, that you are also know some things about your HVAC system so it will be easier for you to make a decision of whether buying a new one or just repair the current unit.
The best people who can ensure that the conditions in your home are controlled and thus making your home comfortable are those in the heating and air conditioning services.