The Difference Between HVAC and AC

August 5, 2019

You might think of Healthy Home Heating and Air as the professionals who keep your air conditioner running in the hot and humid summers in Charlotte. Our technicians receive extensive training in all aspects of cooling technology. However, their expertise goes beyond just air conditioners. They are trained in the comprehensive climate control trade known as HVAC. HVAC is way more than just air conditioning.

What Is an Air Conditioner?

In North Carolina, you depend on an air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. Air conditioners vary in size and shape. As you go through Charlotte, you may see homes with a few window units and homes with a large central unit. You may also have seen the ductless split systems that are growing in popularity. Although the delivery system may vary, all of these air conditioners work in the same way. The AC creates an exchange of heat so that cold air blows into your home and warm air blows out.

What Is an HVAC System?

An HVAC system includes an air conditioner as part of a complete climate control system. That is what the “AC” in the name stands for. The “H” in HVAC stands for heating. The “V” stands for ventilation.

A traditional HVAC system has some sort of furnace to heat the facility. The furnace blows hot air through ducts and vents during the heating season. In the cooling season, the air conditioner blows cool air through the same ductwork.

There will also be a ventilating unit as part of the system. This device creates an exchange of fresh, outdoor air and stale, indoor air. Ventilation used to be mostly a concern of commercial buildings that were more tightly sealed than a house. However, as homes have become more energy-efficient, many homeowners are incorporating ventilators for the sake of indoor air quality.

Your HVAC Professionals

Healthy Home Heating and Air in Monroe is ready to address your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs. We can help you with your air conditioner in the summer and other systems throughout the year. Contact us today.

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