Some General Information about HVAC System
There is a tiny box for our HVAC system in our homes that gives us a cooler and warmer environment in our house and we do not take notice of it not until we have a problem of the temperature inside our homes. The initial HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning where the system’s main purpose is to give the environment inside our house where it is installed is comfortable. There are two types of HVAC systems, the residential which is for day to day air and heating of our homes, and the commercial systems which are generally more complex and customized according to the needs of the business.
Further, for the homes or residential, there are also two basic systems that you can choose to install. One is the radiant system also termed as radiator, and water is used which flows through pipes in the unit and heat or cool air is radiated. The second type is the forced air system, which pushes air through a fan and into the ducts, and is the more common type used nowadays, and it can also be heated during wintertime through the furnace coils. In the forced air system, either electricity or gas is used as fuel.
As to life expectancy, a typical HVAC unit would last about fifteen years on the average. 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.
Whether or not you need to repair or change to a new unit of your HVAC system, the best person who can answer is a licensed repairman. There are some considerations to help you decide if you need to have a new unit or not, and these are the length of time you had the current unit, if the current unit has sustained damage due to some incidents or weather, if the present unit is faulty to begin with, 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.
Cannot be emphasized enough that the more you learn about your HVAC system, the easier it will be for you to decide if you need to change to a new unit or just have the present unit repair, and talking to a local repairman would do more good too.
There are reliable heating and air conditioning services that you can hire so that you are ensured of a comfortable and regulated home conditions.