Get the 101 on Heating and Cooling in Broward

Posted on Air Condition Info December 17, 2009 by John Brescia

It is a fact that heating and cooling systems are major factors for those looking to purchase homes, and are a critical part of living comfortably in a home. You may frequently hear the term “HVAC,” which is used to describe home heating and cooling systems. The acronym stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning–which are the 3 primary functions of a home system.

Heating and cooling systems are classified as either central or local. Central heating and cooling is the most standard method, and is defined by a system that produces warm or cool air in one central area and then distributes it throughout the home. Some of the products typically used in central heating and cooling systems are gas and oil furnaces, controls and thermostats, air conditioners, heat pumps, and evaporator coils. Local heating and cooling, on the other hand, produces warm or cool air at the location where it is needed and serves small spaces.

Heating systems keep your home warm and comfortable. If you live in a particularly cold climate, the function of your heating system is a high priority. Most central heating and cooling systems are classified as forced air systems, because they send air through ductwork for distribution. Some of the typical heating products include: fan coils, gas and oil furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers.

Make sure to get your air conditioning system regularly checked so that it doesn’t fail on you when you need it most.

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