Thanks to technology advances, multiple heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems work together to keep the air in your home comfortable. Several systems are needed to keep your home at an ideal temperature. Heating and cooling are part of the same system.
The ventilation portion of your heating and cooling system is also important. The ductwork, air returns and fans all keep the heated and cooled air moving. HVAC systems use the same ductwork, and that means that the systems are connected.
How It Works
A furnace warms your home by burning fuel and generating heat for your home. A heat pump absorbs heat from the outside and moves it into the house, and it can absorb heat from inside your home and move it outside to cool the air in your home. Central air conditioning also absorbs heat from the air, cools it, and then the cooled air is blown into your home.
Right Size System
If you are replacing your furnace and air conditioner at the same time, your air conditioner needs to be the right size for your home. When an air conditioner generates more cold air than is needed, that air does not cool your home more quickly. When too much cold air is produced, it is wasted. Your technician will make sure your air conditioner is the right size.
One of the problems that can affect both systems is a broken thermostat. If your thermostat is turned on and on the right setting but your system is not working, it may be time to call a professional.
Your filter is also essential for both systems and can cause problems with both heating and cooling if it is dirty or clogged. A clogged filter will reduce airflow with both the air conditioner and the heater. If replacing your filter does not make your home feel more comfortable, you may have a more serious problem and need a professional.
For more information on how your HVAC systems work together, contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling.
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