How much do you really know about the HVAC system for your home? Chances are, you probably take it for granted until something goes wrong. While you might know how to switch out the air filter, for most homeowners, trying to diagnose what is wrong with their residential HVAC is almost impossible. Here is what you should know!
The thermostat is one of the most important parts of your home’s entire HVAC system. It tracks the temperature level inside your home. It then balances out how warm or cold it is inside. It also controls the rest of the unit, again depending on the conditions inside your house. Along with the filter, this is probably the one part you are the most familiar with and use the most often. One thing you should know is that there many different kinds of thermostats that are easy to find, so you’ll have to speak to your HVAC technician to find out which one is the right fit for you!
The Fan’s Motor
Think of the engine in your car. Without it, your vehicle wouldn’t be able to run. In other words, it can’t get you from point A to point B. The motor inside your residential HVAC systems works much the same way. The fan motor moves the air through the ductwork connected to your HVAC unit. It doesn’t matter if the air has been heated or cooled – it still needs to be distributed wherever you and your family need it most. Once the air reaches the temperature where you want it to be, the motor powers the fan and the air goes where you want it to – either on the first floor, the second floor, or in the basement!
The Compressor or the Condenser
You probably see compressors attached to homes everywhere you, even if you can’t figure out what the name for the machinery is. The compressor is responsible for injecting refrigerant into the HVAC system. This is how you get cool air inside your home.
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