Sacramento Heating And Air

Long term investing will usually involve the home in which you live. This is especially true where home improvements such as heating and air conditioning systems are concerned. When it comes down to buying or selling a home in Sacramento, the operation and quality of the HVAC system may become a buying or selling point to take into consideration. In order for the occupants of the home to live comfortably, the HVAC system needs to be in optimum running order. Here are some things you need to know about Sacramento heating and air:

HVAC is a term that every Sacramento homeowner needs to know. It stands for Heating, Ventilation, and air conditioning, which are the primary functions of this type of system. In addition to this, air quality, humidity levels, and indoor temperatures are controlled by the HVAC system. There are several different types of HVAC systems. For instance, the ‘central heating and air conditioning’ system type generates warm or cool air from a central location, hence the name of the system.

Additionally, every Sacramento HVAC system is comprised of numerous components, all of which are critical to the operation of the system. These components include:

  • The air conditioning unit itself
  • Evaporator coils
  • Fan coils
  • Gas and oil furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Thermostats
  • User controls

HVAC central air systems are also referred to as ‘forced air’ systems because they push the air through the duct work. Most of the ducts in the ventilation system contain air cleaners and filters to help control the quality of air that circulates throughout the house.

There are radiant systems available that were designed and developed to create warm air and then circulate it throughout the home using radiators instead of central air systems. Along with wood burning stoves, boilers are the older and more conventional heat sources. Surprisingly, there are still many of these in use in older homes today as well as in less industrialized areas of the world.

There are also combination units (split system heat pump units) that circulate cool air in hot weather and warm air in cold weather periods. This is accomplished by simply flipping a switch that reverses the operation of the system.

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