One of the most often asked questions we hear is what is the difference between heating and cooling your HVAC unit? Both of these technologies are similar, but not identical. And this can help you determine what would be best for your home. Read on to find out more.
Firstly, it's important to note that each technology has its pros and cons. A lot of people only ever consider their costs when they buy HVAC systems. This is because there are significant upfront costs associated with buying and installing a system, which then needs to be paid off through monthly maintenance and other charges. This can become very expensive, especially if you have a large, over-heated property.
The majority of HVAC units are air conditioning units, but they work by circulating heated or cooled air to each room, often through pipes within the ceiling. Air conditioning systems that combine both heating and cooling capabilities will also include fans for additional ventilation and some ductwork for the circulation of heated air.
The main difference between an air conditioning and heating system is that an air conditioning unit has a fan attached to it, whereas a heating unit does not. The reason for this is that in an air conditioning unit, the air is heated as it passes through the fan.
On the other hand, a heat exchange system uses a boiler for heating the air, and a heat exchanger to direct it into different rooms. In the case of a boiler, the air that comes in is heated, and then it is circulated back out to the room where it was heated. The key to the difference here is that in a heating system, the air is heated internally by a burner, and then it goes out through a ducting system, which contains pipes connected to the compressor.
Heat exchange systems will also vary in their requirements. There are some that will need less expensive HVAC systems, while others will require an additional heating component, such as a boiler.
With regard to whether you need heating or cooling, these two concepts are very similar. You should definitely consider the option that is right for your home.
The final consideration is what's known as energy efficiency. How efficiently an HVAC system converts energy from one source (i.e.? gas, oil, electricity) to another (i.e. electricity) is what decides how much energy you pay for your electricity bill.
In a gas or electric system, there is generally a big difference in how much energy is used and how much is saved. This is because the fuel source can vary greatly, whereas with HVAC, it is all one unit. If you choose to go with an HVAC system, consider the type of appliance that you use, the energy savings that you can achieve and what is best for your financial situation.
Another major consideration when looking at HVAC is the ability to change the heat exchanger without changing the refrigerant. This can be a problem because it can significantly increase the time it takes to cool your house. For example, you will not be able to change the heat exchanger on your hot water tank, unless you are willing to spend a good deal of money on added equipment.
Overall, if you want to improve the efficiency of your home, consider HVAC. It will significantly increase the savings you will receive on your heating bills, which is always a great benefit. So find out what options are available to you before making your final decision.