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What Does HVAC Mean?

Written on: February 6, 2023

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meaning of HVAC maine When you think about your home, what do you think of?

You may think about that one particular window that lets in beautiful afternoon light. You may think about the fireplace that gives you cozy warmth and a place to hang the Christmas stockings. Or perhaps you think about the kitchen, where family and friends gather for holidays and just hanging out.

What you may not think of is your home’s HVAC system that keeps your home comfortable and safe all year round. AFC is here to take care of all your HVAC installation and service needs.

What does HVAC mean?

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning: the systems responsible for providing warm air in winter, cool air during summer, and ensuring a balanced temperature all year round. Whether it’s a home, apartment complex, or commercial building, HVAC is essential to creating an indoor atmosphere that maintains comfort throughout any space.

HVAC systems generally operate on the same principle. They take in the fresh air and use technology to adjust it to whatever temperature is desired.

What equipment falls under HVAC?

There are several options for home heating, including furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps.

The most common equipment for whole-house cooling are central air conditioning systems and heat pumps, also referred to as ductless mini-splits.

Your home’s heating and air conditioning systems are controlled by thermostats. A programmable or smart thermostat can help you get better control of your heating and cooling, making it more efficient so you can keep energy costs down while keeping your home comfortable.

There’s another component that is often a part of an HVAC system: indoor air quality equipment. These include air cleaners that help rid your indoor air bacteria, spores, viruses, pet dander, and odors. There is also indoor air quality equipment to control the humidity levels in your home, whether you need to add humidity or remove it.

AFC can help make the air in your home cleaner and safer with our indoor air quality equipment services, including iWave air cleaners and Aprilaire humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

How do I take care of my HVAC equipment?

Your HVAC equipment is a major investment in your home’s value, as well as the comfort of you and your loved ones. Taking care of it helps protect that investment.

It is recommended that you get annual maintenance tune-ups of your HVAC equipment. Regular, professional maintenance helps to keep your HVAC equipment running at its peak efficiency, meaning your energy costs are better controlled. These tune-ups give the licensed, skilled service technicians at AFC the chance to detect and fix problems before they get worse. This helps prevent not only breakdowns and repair bills, but also prevent excessive wear and tear that can shorten your HVAC equipment’s life expectancy.

Our affordable Comfort Plans give you peace of mind because your HVAC equipment gets annual maintenance, and many parts and labor repair costs are covered. Also, all of our HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair work is backed up by the AFC Comfort Guarantee.

You can trust AFC for your HVAC installation and service needs. Contact us today for a FREE quote!