HVAC – or heating, ventilation and air conditioning – is an acronym describing the system that heats and cools your home. What are some of the components an HVAC supplier will have? This video goes over the pieces of an HVAC system.
First is the thermostat. It’s essentially a thermometer with a direct connection to heating and cooling components, allowing it to control when the furnace and air conditioner come on.
The furnace and blower motor are the next two major parts of a home HVAC system. The furnace is fairly large and usually demands its own space in the basement, attic, or closet. Every furnace has a heat exchanger, which kicks into gear when the thermostat calls for heat. If the furnace operates on gas or oil, burners accomplish the heating. If electricity is the fuel source, electric coils heat the air. The evaporator coil is the internal portion of a split-system air conditioner. It’s usually housed in a metal enclosure on the side or top of the furnace. When you picture the parts of a home HVAC system responsible for cooling, a condensing unit is a component that typically comes to mind.