HVAC is a term that has been in public usage for twenty years now, but one that people may have trouble understanding beyond its association with air conditioning. This is not surprising given how a whole new dictionary of terms, acronyms, and initials for new systems has arisen in all that time, which is bound to create some degree of confusion. However, HVAC is an easy enough concept for the layman to grasp.
HVAC, simply, stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. It’s a more technical description for a building’s central air system that also is tasked with maintaining prime air quality beyond its central function of regulating the internal temperature at comfortable levels year round. The way an HVAC system performs this other task is through its own in-built filtration that removes dust particles, allergens, and harmful biological particulates such as mold spores, all of which can adversely affect respiratory health.
Keeping An HVAC System Performing At Peak Levels
As any technician at J & S AIR INC in Lakeway TX or any air conditioning repair shop would tell its clients, regular maintenance is crucial to maintaining peak performance in an HVAC system. This is because its functioning depends upon the proper condition of its various component subsystems comprising the entire HVAC complex. Among the most critical of these are the filters.
Proper airflow is critical not only to energy efficiency but air clearance efficiency as well. The longer filters go without changing, the more clogged with contaminants they become. Anyone who has changed out an old filter has seen how grimy and choked with dust, hair and dirt it becomes with time. Also, mold can take root within the ductwork and spread, creating a hazardous situation particularly for persons with respiratory difficulties to begin with.
Home and building owners can change their own filters unless they are located in difficult areas of the structure best accessed by professional service technicians. J & S AIR INC in Lakeway TX recommends monthly filter replacement to maintain peak airflow efficiency for the overall system. Click Here for more information on this and other necessary maintenance to keep an HVAC system operating at factory spec through its entire service life.