Most of us have heard the acronym “HVAC.” It stands for residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning. HVAC is also known as climate control, and it includes one or more indoor air treatment components. A well-designed and properly maintained HVAC system provides a comfortable and cost-effective year-round indoor environment by maintaining consistent temperatures, balancing humidity levels and delivering a steady flow of fresh air.
What’s Included In An HVAC System?
A basic HVAC system generally includes heating, cooling and humidity control components. It can also include an air purification component. It can be a central system with an air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork, or it can be a ductless system, like a heat pump, with indoor and outdoor components. HVAC systems can be configured to suit any environment, from single-family homes to buildings where sensitive electronic equipment is housed.
What Do A/C And Heating HVAC Contractors Do?
A/C and heating HVAC contractors install, repair and maintain HVAC systems and components including:
- Window and through-the-wall air conditioners
- Central air conditioners
- Ductless and mini-split A/C systems
- Heat pumps
- Duct work
- Indoor air cleaners
- Humidity control systems
Efficient HVAC Systems Save Money
HVAC systems can represent 50 percent or more of your total monthly energy usage. In severe climates, it may be even more. The good news is that heating and cooling products get more efficient every year. The more efficient the system, the less energy it consumes, and the lower your utility bills will be.
Another improvement in HVAC technology is that of taking a whole-house approach to indoor heating and cooling systems. By combining energy-efficient products like a furnace with a high AFUE rating, an air conditioner with a high SEER rating and a programmable thermostat, monthly energy bills can be cut by up to 50 percent.
Why Work With An Experienced Contractor?
Proper equipment sizing is an essential part of any HVAC installation. Without right sizing, the components won’t function efficiently. Sizing is the most difficult part of a heating or cooling installation, so the job should always be performed by a reputable and experienced HVAC contractor. If the sizing is wrong, even the most energy-efficient products won’t save you money, and they could even cost you money in the bargain.
At Cox Air Conditioning & Heating, we’ve been installing heating and cooling systems for over fifty years. We’re a Factory Authorized Carrier Dealer, and our NATE-Certified technicians have the professional expertise to properly size and install high-efficiency HVAC systems in any residential or commercial setting. To learn more about energy-efficient Carrier air conditioners, furnaces, split-systems and heat pumps, or to find out how you can save money on a heating or cooling installation, contact the HVAC specialists at Cox Air.