HVAC Advice Center

What is “HVAC?”

The term HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. An HVAC system consists of the components required for the heating, cooling and ventilation of the air in your home. These components include the furnace or fan coil (typically in your attic or a closet), the condenser (on the outside of your home), and the ducting, which circulates the heated or cooled air. So when you ask the question, “What is HVAC?” the answer is essentially the combination of multiple subsystems working together to heat or cool your home. Other components that might be considered when asking “What is HVAC?” include indoor air quality or humidification products.

Home Survey

There are several concerns that are helpful to think about before an HVAC professional visits your home. Be sure to consider the following questions to ensure all of your HVAC needs are discussed:

  • Would you like to reduce indoor or outdoor system noise?
  • Does your home have any uncomfortable temperature changes or drafts?
  • Do you have any rooms that can get too hot or too cold?
  • Do you frequently make adjustments to the thermostat?
  • Does anyone suffer from allergies or problems due to airborne dust, mold, pollen, viruses, or dander?
  • Do you have mold or mildew in the home?
  • Are there any other concerns about indoor air quality?
  • Do you want lower energy bills?
  • Do you routinely have required system maintenance checkups?
  • Are you concerned about future unplanned repair bills?

The Power of a Service Agreement

Service agreements help extend the life span of a heating and air conditioning system by ensuring it runs at maximum efficiency. A typical HVAC service agreement includes two visits in a year. One tune-up in the spring time prepares your air conditioning system for the summer, and one in the fall prepares your heater for the winter. Properly maintaining your system can have a significant impact on your utility bills and the life of your system. Ask your AC Pro technician for details about the service agreement options available.