As a business owner, the more you know about and understand the inner workings of your building, the better. That’s why today on the blog, your friends at Quality Plumbing and Heating Inc. are explaining everything you could ever need to know about your HVAC system.
What Does HVAC Stand For?
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air condition. This system includes both the outside air condition as well as the furnace or heater inside the building. Not only is the system responsible for keeping the temperature in your building at a comfortable level, but it also filters the air and removes humidity to keep your building from becoming humid and dirty.
How Does it work?
As you can see, the HVAC is responsible for a lot in your building. So, we’re breaking it all down for you, piece by piece.
- Air Conditioner: In the summer, the comfort of your building relies on the air conditioner to cool and dehumidify the air. It does this by compressing freon gas through copper pipes, then blowing the air through the coil and into the building. As the freon gas is cooled, the moisture from the air is drained outside the building using a condensation line.
- Furnace/Heater: In the cold months, your furnace or heater takes over and basically does the reverse of your air conditioner. When freon gas expands, it heats, is blown through the hot copper coils, and warms your building.
- Filtration: The final piece of the puzzle is air filtration. When air is pushed through the air handler in your system, it passes through a filter to remove debris and clean the air. This filter should be replaced regularly in order to achieve clean air.
Other HVAC Information
Now that you understand the basics of what HVAC stands for and what it does, there are a few more things to know. Generally, HVAC systems can last 10-15 years, but require regular maintenance to perform efficiently and avoid costly breakdowns. Any time your commercial HVAC system needs maintenance or upgrades, you should always work with a trusted HVAC expert such as QPH. Our technicians are knowledgeable in all industrial heating and commercial furnace repair.
Are you in need of HVAC, refrigeration, or plumbing services? Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. gladly serves Indianapolis and the surrounding Indiana communities. Request service online or contact us today at (833) 235-9260.