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How hvac system works

An HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system is designed to control the environment in which it works. It achieves this by controlling the temperature of a room through heating and cooling. It also controls the humidity level in that environment by controlling the movement and distribution of air inside the room. Here’s a basic overview of how it works:

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  1. Thermostat Setting: The process begins with the thermostat. Once you set a desired temperature, the thermostat signals the HVAC system to distribute air at the designated temperature throughout the home.
  2. Heating: In the case of heating, the furnace, a significant component of the HVAC system, takes in air from the home via return ducts. The stove then heated the air, typically by gas combustion or electrical heating elements.
  3. Cooling: For cooling, the air conditioner or heat pump removes heat from the home’s air. An air conditioner cools the air by blowing it over evaporator coils that have been cooled by refrigerant. The heat in the air transfers to the refrigerant and cools the air. Then, the refrigerant is cycled back outside to dump the heat it pulled from home.
  4. Ventilation: Once the air is heated or cooled, the HVAC system’s fan blows the air back into the home through different ductwork. Vents direct this air where it needs to go. At the same time, the system takes stale air and either expels it or cycles it back through to be heated or cooled.
  5. Humidity Control: An HVAC system can also control the humidity level in your home through a humidifier (which adds moisture to the air) or dehumidifier (which removes moisture from the air).
  6. Air Filtration: Most HVAC systems also have filters that remove dust and other particles from the air to improve indoor air quality.

Remember, an HVAC system is a complex piece of equipment and regular maintenance is essential to ensure it continues to work effectively and efficiently.

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