February 4, 2020

The “Heart” of Your Home—The HVAC System

We are excited to celebrate the month of love in February, and we think that you should make it a priority to show some extra love to something you might not expect: your home, and especially your HVAC system! Here are a few basics to learn about the parts of your HVAC system!

To make your HVAC system your Valentine this month, you need to know how it works, right? Here are a few basics to learn about the heating parts of your HVAC system, the true “heart” of your West Chester home this winter!

The Furnace

Your furnace is probably the main piece of equipment you think about when heating your home. It heats the air and then moves it from the heat exchanger into the air ducts that run throughout your home. It is likely the largest piece in your HVAC system, and can run on gas or electricity. It is very important to change the furnace filter regularly in the winter, as well as schedule regular MoreVent furnace checkups!

Ductwork and Vents

The air ducts are connected to the main part of the HVAC system and run throughout your home. The ducts are connected to vents in each room. Although you may think it is helpful to close off the vents in lesser-used rooms, it can make your system run inefficiently!

Heat Pump

Heat pumps are an efficient and environmentally-friendly alternative to your typical HVAC system. They do not generate their heat like a furnace, instead they extract it from the air or the ground. In the winter, they get heat from outside air and transfer it indoors, and in the summer months the process is reversed. MoreVent installs a few different types of heat pumps, and we’d be happy to discuss this alternative with you!

Thermostat

The thermostat is likely the part of your HVAC that you use the most. It monitors the temperature of the air in your home, and you can adjust it to your preference. Most thermostats allow you to create a schedule to adjust the temperature when you are not home or asleep, and newer smart thermostats can actually “learn” your schedule or be adjusted from your phone.

Regular maintenance is an important part of caring for your HVAC, and we are prepared to serve you and your system with a wide variety of service options, including special financing plans and our Front-of-the-Line Family Plan! If you have any questions about how you can make your HVAC system your Valentine this month and show it a little extra love, don’t hesitate to contact us at [csad_phone]!

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