HVACHVAC means heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Do you know what components make up an HVAC unit? If you are not sure then here are a few important things you need to know.

The Heat Pump

To put it simply, a heat pump is like a heat transporter that always moves warm air from one place to another, to a place where it is or it is not needed, according to the season. Heat energy can be found even in the coldest air. If it is could outdoors, a heat pump will extract the available heat outside and moves it inside. If it is warm outside, it will reverse directions and then act like it is an air conditioner, taking out heat from inside your home.

The Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil takes care of a different job. The refrigerant, which is a fluid that triggers cooling) will run through the evaporator coil, the coil will then absorb the heat that is passing over it and the cooled air will blow through the air ducts inside your home.

The Condensing Unit

The condensing unit is much like an evaporator coil but this time, it’s for an outdoor Myrtle HVAC unit. The condensing unit is found inside the unit that is cube in shape. It exchanges heat with passing air. Compared to the evaporator coil, the condensing unit will produce heat.

The Refrigerant Tubes

These are metal tubes that connect the outdoor and indoor HVAC units. They contain the cooling refrigerant under different temperatures.

The Thermostat

The thermostat is the part of your HVAC unit that most homeowners are familiar with. This tiny appliance is located on the wall of your home’s main level. Depending on what temperature you’ve set, you can switch on the heating and cooling system. A programmable thermostat, or a smart thermostat, will adjust the temperature inside your home automatically. This can greatly help you in your efforts to save money on your electricity bill.

The Ductwork

The air ducts are responsible for moving air throughout your home. Air enters the HVAC system through specific parts of the ductwork. It is circulated to the rooms through other parts.

The Vents

As air moves through the ductwork, it gets inside the room using vents. Rectangular covers on your floor or the ceiling could take and direct air.

All HVAC units have all these parts. Every component depends on the others to function correctly and efficiently.

In case you need professional help in dealing with your HVAC unit, call DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc. now.

DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc.
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North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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