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How residential HVAC systems work and why you need one
January 27, 2022 at 7:00 AM
How residential HVAC systems work and why you need one

Keeping the air in your home both at a comfortable temperature with clean air flowing through is important. Your HVAC system is designed for both. Having an understanding of how residential HVAC systems work can make it easier to understand what problems you might have with the system and how to explain it to a maintenance technician. At Caldwell Mechanical Services, we can give a brief overview of how the system works and why you need one in your home.

How does an HVAC system work?

Your HVAC system works to regulate the temperature in your home by circulating air throughout it. Whether it's the air conditioner or the furnace, the system will pull air from inside your home through a filter, heat or cool the air with evaporator coils, then pump it back into your home. A thermostat will help to help the system run efficiently, so your home never gets too hot or too cold.

Why do I need an HVAC system?

An HVAC system serves many purposes in your home, so it's not only important that you have one but that it's operating properly. If you've never considered the need for one, read more below, where we outline a few reasons why you do.

Improve air quality

Circulating clean air throughout your home is important to ensure that everyone stays healthy. Not only will it keep disease-causing pathogens from lingering after anyone has been sick, but it will also help to keep dust particles or pollens from exacerbating conditions like asthma or allergies. You can your family can breathe much easier as cleaner air circulates throughout your home.

Climate control

Your home should be comfortable. It's a place to be sheltered from the elements and be comfortable. The HVAC system provides a level of climate control that you won't get from space heaters or window air conditioning units. Rather than running the system and remembering to turn it off when you're comfortable, your HVAC system is regulated with a thermostat that will shut the system off or turn it on automatically.

Reduce humidity

Humidity can make your home incredibly uncomfortable. It magnifies the heat on hot days and makes things even colder during the winter. The evaporator coils in the system will help to reduce the humidity in your home by creating condensation that's contained within the system and removing moisture from the air. The air that's pumped into your home from the system will have lower humidity, which makes it easier to regulate the temperature.

Energy efficient

We previously mentioned that an HVAC system is regulated by a thermostat. The thermostat has a built-in thermometer that reads the temperature of the room. It will turn the system on if the air temperature of the room deviates even a degree from the temperature you've set it. An automated HVAC system is an energy-efficient way to control your home's climate as a space heater or window air condition unit will often run until it's turned off manually. While you might be able to create a comfortable environment in a specific room of your home, it's easy to let the unit run too long and run up your energy bill.

Contact us for a consultation

If you need maintenance performed on your HVAC system, would like a system installed, or simply want more information about how residential HVAC systems work, get in touch with us at Caldwell Mechanical Systems. Schedule a consultation by calling 580-490-2453 or 580-220-0932. You can also send a message using our online contact form.

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