Understanding Your Home’s Heating & Cooling System

What You Need To Know

If you are serious about keeping your home in its best condition, it’s good to know the basics about your heating and cooling system. Understanding your heating and cooling system is important so you can know how to keep things running smooth, when to call in maintenance, and when it might be time for an upgrade. With that said, here’s a quick guide to understanding your home’s heating and cooling system.

Definition of HVAC

First off, we’ll start with the definition. The term HVAC stands for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.” This system is responsible for keeping your home heated, cooled, and maintaining high air quality. Essentially, it’s what keeps your home comfortable.

What HVAC Includes

There’s a lot of components that heating and cooling will include. These components are most commonly your furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, and air handlers. Furnaces use fuel to create heat and distribute it around your house. Air conditioners gather the heat inside your home and push it outside using the home’s duct systems. 

Next, a heat pump is a convenient two-in-one system that provides heating and cooling without having to use fuel like a furnace normally would. Finally, air handlers are typically used in conjunction with heat pumps to circulate air. A standard HVAC system already has components to handle this task, so you won’t require one of these otherwise.

Maintenance & Repairs

It’s always wise to keep your heating and cooling system in nice condition. A great way to do this is by scheduling routine maintenance. Basically, you’ll want to consider scheduling annual maintenance before summer for cooling, and before winter for heating.


Another important aspect of your heating and cooling system is knowing when replacements are necessary. First off, if you are continually needing repairs you can count on this being a sign to replace your system. Next, if your system is troubled with poor performance such as low heat or being unable to keep your home cooled then it’s time to replace. Moreover, this can be in conjunction with rising energy bills due to poor performance. Finally, if your heating and cooling system is around a decade old then be sure to replace it as well.

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