HVAC is an abbreviation for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that are used in the cooling and heating of living spaces as Price Industries explain in their video, “HVAC Training – Basics of HVAC.” They are often placed strategically to ensure they perform efficiently. Here are some of the basics of what goes on in an HVAC system.
It’s one of the largest parts of an HVAC system and takes up the majority of its space. The furnace is the most important part and is usually placed in a basement. The purpose of a furnace is to move air from a heat exchanger and into respective air ducts. Sometimes, the furnace is mistaken for a boiler but boilers belong to a different category of HVAC systems.
The heat exchanger is located in the interior of a furnace but it doesn’t mean that it is a part of it. Its main purpose is to add heat to the air coming from the furnace.
This can also be found inside the furnace and absorbs heat when air passes over it. It then uses a refrigerant to cool the air and lets the cold air blow out through air ducts to cool your home.
All HVAC systems have different parts that perform different duties. Each part depends on the other to function correctly and efficiently.