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How Do HVAC Systems Work?

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At Climatemakers, we know that choosing a new HVAC system can seem overwhelming. This can be especially difficult without knowing the difference between the many types of systems. Even if you are not planning to replace your equipment but simply wish to understand more about your system's operation, we can help. Our Virginia Beach HVAC specialists believe in educating our clients and can answer any questions you have about your system.

This includes providing resources on how the following systems work:

  • Geothermal energy systems
  • Split system heat pumps
  • Split system air conditioners
  • Warm air heating systems

Understanding What an HVAC System Consists of

HVAC is an acronym which stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Typically, these systems carry out those functions through a single interface. Many modern systems also include an air cleaning or filtration element in addition to an indoor and outdoor unit. With one thermostat, you are able to control your system without the various components working against each other.

Typically, a boiler or furnace is used for heating, which includes a pipe system or ductwork for forced air systems. Often times, heating systems are connected to residential water systems. This allows the same device to supply warm water and fluid for a radiator. Air conditioning works in the reverse of the heating process, removing heat from inside the house. Ventilation can be natural or forced, depending on the application.

What Is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is different than most HVAC systems. This unique type of HVAC equipment works in a similar manner to an air conditioner. Heat pumps have the ability to both heat and cool and are often more efficient than other types of HVAC systems. Simply put, heat pumps pull warm air out of the ground or air during the winter to heat your home. During the summer, they work to do the opposite, pulling cool air from the air and using it to cool down your home. The reason they are so efficient is that they are able to move heat from one location to another without using much energy.

Hire Climatemakers for Your HVAC Needs

While this may seem simple enough, a complete, efficient system must be installed and maintained by trained professionals. Our goal at Climatemakers is to help you select a system which will work well for your family in the long run and be optimized to your needs. We serve clients throughout Chesapeake, Norfolk, and the surrounding areas.

Contact our Virginia Beach HVAC specialists at (757) 600-0422 to learn more about how different heating and AC systems work.

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