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4 Major HVAC Parts and How They Work in Columbus Ohio Homes

By: Teresaal Dridge
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October 29, 2018

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The comfort of you and your family throughout all seasons of the year can depend significantly on the efficient operation of your home’s HVAC system. This system is responsible for various operations that create comfort within your living spaces, including ventilating, heating, and air conditioning. These systems are comprised of particular HVAC parts. Columbus Ohio homeowners can benefit from learning how some of the major parts of an HVAC system works.

1. Thermostat
The most visual part of an HVAC system is usually the thermostat. Most often, it is positioned in an easy view and access location. The thermostat may either be manually set our programmed in advance in order to maintain a desired temperature within the home. When the temperature inside the home becomes too hot or too cold, the thermostat will automatically trigger the evaporator cooled condensing unit or heat exchanger to start the circulation of either cooled or warmed air as needed.

2. Furnace
The furnace is the key, central actor of your HVAC system. It is the largest among the numerous HVAC parts in your home that performs a vital function. It is usually located in the basement, seller, special closet, or attic. The function of the furnace is to supply air which is then distributed to various rooms of the home. The process of heating the home is carried out through one of several heat sources. These include:

     * Combustion – involves the burning of natural gas, oil, propane, or coal
     * Heat pump
     * Electric resistance
     * Solar energy

3. Ductwork
Ductwork is a part of the HVAC system that consists of ducts that convey warmed or cool air to various portions of the home. These ducts are often made from lightweight aluminum. In some cases they may also be manufactured from flexible plastic, steel, fiberglass, fabric, or polyurethane.

4. Vents
The ducts lead to other important HVAC parts referred to as events. These are rectangular outlets which transfer of the colder heated air to various rooms of the home from the duct system. These vents are made of low and high temperature safe metal. They can be located on or near the ceiling of a room or at the floor level of a room and usually have angled slats at the front. Vents direct air into the room. They can be manually adjusted or even shut completely in order to control the quantity of cooling or heating that enters the room.