HVAC systems are vital to any home or commercial space as they warm indoor spaces in the winter and cool them in the summer. In addition to your air conditioner and furnace, HVACs in Texas include combined systems like heat pumps and air-quality equipment like air purifiers. HVAC systems also include control systems and smart thermostats that help everything work together. Read on to learn about HVACs and services in Texas.
What is an HVAC?
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that work to regulate and move heated and cooled air throughout residential and commercial buildings. While there are many options for HVAC systems, they all work similarly by taking in the fresh air and using a mechanical ventilation system to heat or cool it to the desired temperature.
In addition, HVAC systems improve air quality through air purifiers and cleaners that capture bacteria, spores, and virus-sized particles. Experienced HVAC companies, like Caldwell Mechanical Services, can help you determine which systems and options are best for your home and business.
What does an HVAC system do?
HVAC systems are responsible for taking in outside air and cooling or heating that air and blowing it inside a residential or commercial space. In addition to moving air and improving the temperature, HVAC systems can enhance air quality by drawing it through filters to remove particles, dust, spores, bacteria, and viruses. Some HVAC systems also include humidifiers and dehumidifiers that can add or remove humidity to keep the dew point of your home or office at an ideal level.
Your HVAC system is also linked to a thermostat, which can control your home's temperature. If your HVAC comes with a smart thermostat, you may be able to reduce the overall costs of heating and cooling in your home because they help maintain the temperature within a designated range.
Types of HVAC systems
There are several different types of HVAC systems that heat and cool your home or office. But the system you need for a particular space will depend on where it’s located, its age, its existing ductwork, and its heating and cooling needs. As a result, HVACs can take any number of forms, which we’ll discuss in further detail below.
Split systems, also referred to as forced-air systems, have one unit inside the home and one outside. This setup can include a furnace and air conditioner, an air handler and heat pump, or a furnace and heat pump.
Hybrid Heat Pump
In this type of HVAC unit, the central heating system includes an electric heat pump that works in conjunction with the furnace. During the spring and fall seasons, the heat pump heats the home. During weather that’s too cold for heat, the furnace takes over and does all the work. This dual-fuel system can save money because it costs less to heat the home with a heat pump than with a furnace.
A ductless mini-split system has an outdoor unit with a compressor and condenser and an indoor air handler mounted in the room that blows air directly into the room. It’s best for small spaces like garages and workshops.
A ducted mini-split system uses tubes instead of larger ducts to move air into a room from an outdoor compressor and condenser. This is a solid option for homes where there isn’t room for traditional ductwork.
Reach out to Caldwell Mechanical Services for your HVAC needs in Texas.
Caldwell Mechanical Services provides skilled HVAC maintenance and repair backed by a hundred years of experience. Our team prides itself on delivering industry-leading service while providing exceptional home and business climate control solutions. We work with residential, commercial, and industrial clients in Oklahoma and Texas to deliver innovative, energy-saving solutions for heating and cooling. We also provide predictable energy costs to make running a business or heating your home reliable and straightforward.
If you’re dealing with skyrocketing energy costs or a home or business that isn’t the right temperature, we can help with preventative HVAC maintenance.
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