HVAC Learning Center
If you want to get a basic understanding of HVAC, then our learning center is for you. We not only want to provide you with great products and excellent service, we want to pass along information about your heating and air conditioning equipment that you can actually use. The more you know about the proper service and maintenance that your HVAC systems require, the better choices you will make as long as you own a home or commercial space.
So, let’s start with the basics…
What is HVAC?
HVAC refers to Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems, a design of systems that ensures proper ventilation, indoor air quality, and comfort. It may also refer to the contractor that provides the service. HVAC typically falls under the category of Mechanical Engineering.
When describing HVAC systems, a service technician will often refer to different terms to describe a part of your HVAC systems. Most people don’t use these terms on a daily basis like we do and that’s okay. We’ve made a list of HVAC terms and what they mean so that when it’s time for you to buy a new system or have one repaired, you will have the knowledge you need to make an informed choice about your equipment and how it works.
What does HVAC have to do with me?
The bottom line for you is cost and comfort. Money spent on HVAC systems is well spent because it determines the comfort of your space. The quality of your systems and how you maintain them can protect the monetary investment you have made in the purchase or construction of your space.
The cost of HVAC systems accounts for one of the largest costs of a owning and operating a space. There is a cost to buy the systems and a cost for utilities. It’s a normal part of owning a home or business.
It pays as a homeowner or business owner to know and understand the basic HVAC terminology. When you are shopping for a replacement system or having a repair made on existing equipment, knowing the basics will help you understand the reason why service or replacement might be necessary.
The terms can be challenging, but our list gives you the basics so that you can be an informed consumer. Our overall goal in discussing HVAC is to help you find the comfort systems that will best fit your space and to help ensure your systems will meet your heating and cooling needs for years to come.
Why use an HVAC Professional?
HVAC systems are complex. An HVAC professional is the person planning and installing HVAC systems when there is new contruction and takes into consideration building codes and regulations, energy efficiency, humidity control, and maintenance costs associated with the equipment. For existing equipment, HVAC contractors must evaluate the plan of the heating and cooling systems for each home or place of business and troubleshoot issues that are raised by the customer. Oftentimes, there may be more than one reason for the problem that you have. Figuring out the problem is like making a diagnosis based on various “symptoms” or problems you experience. This kind of evaluation requires experience and years of training.
Common HVAC Problems
Customers often have similar issues with their air conditioning and heating systems. To see if you have one of these common problems, read this blog post. If you are experiencing any of the issues listed on our FAQ page, please contact us. Our trained service professionals can perform diagnostics and get to the root cause of your HVAC problem. Our Commercial HVAC Services page also provides more information about the services we provide.
Service Agreements for Your HVAC Systems
You can trust JPH Mechanical to make sure you get the appropriately sized HVAC systems for your space. For maximum product efficiency and longevity, we offer various types of service agreements. Our knowledgable staff will help you choose the maintenance schedule that best suits your systems and budget. Feel free to call us with questions or to set up a service agreement today.
JPH Mechanical Service Hotline – 972-878-7604