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HVAC stands for: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.
It’s quite the mouthful when said in full, but it refers to the different systems available to you. The basic structure and uses for any HVAC system is the same, no matter which one you go with, but it is the details of what you need–whether it be for residential or commercial–that make knowing exactly what you need so important, so that you can be matched with a system that is perfect for you.

How does a HVAC System work?

Essentially, they all take air from outside, and the system either heats or cools the air to the temperature you require before it is pumped into your home or business. Using specialised fans, furnaces, and heat pumps, these systems allow for you to control the temperature all year round with a simple click of a button. Repairs and maintenance on these systems is also a service you will be able to find through professionals.
HVAC systems are also capable of improving the overall air quality in your home or place of business by using air filters which are used to capture microscopic bacteria or spores in the air and even virus sized particles. A HVAC system can also be used to control humidity levels.

Which HVAC is right for me?

Your system can be as large or as small as you need it. They can be used to heat or cool a single room, an entire house, building, airplane, vehicle, or even stadiums and shopping centers. Whatever the need, a HVAC system can do it, which is why knowing what type you need is so important. In order to find out the size and details of the system you need, it is a good idea to speak to a professional, such as the ones at Midcoast Air, who will be able to provide you will all the information you need to make an informed choice.

Did you know?

Did you know that all air conditioners are of a HVAC system, but not all HVAC systems are air conditioners?
Confused? No worries, a lot of people are, but the explanation is actually quite simple. It’s just like knowing all Land Cruisers are Toyotas, but not all Toyota’s are Land Cruisers.
Are you getting it? Just in case, let’s go into a little bit more detail.
Air conditioners may fall under the same umbrella term as HVAC, but all an air conditioner does is cool down a room, that is their one use. A split system or a reverse cycle is a different matter. A HVAC system can include air purifiers, filters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, thermostats, ductwork, and furnaces.
As stated above, depending on what you need will depend on what your HVAC system will consist of.

Talk to a Professional

Hopefully you can walk away from reading this knowing a little more about HVAC systems and what they are and how they differ from a regular air conditioner. If you require more information or assistance, be sure to reach out to a professional, like the team at MidCoast Air, to get properly informed on the subject so that you can make the right decision on which system is best for you.

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