HVAC Maintenance & Repair
Maintaining a Clean HVAC System; the Residential Uses of the Laws of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
For those who don’t know, HVAC stands for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. More than just a fast acronym for a lengthy title, an HVAC is one of the most ubiquitous appliances in a modern, 21st century home and any modern, 21st century building.
HVACs keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They ensure that our homes are properly ventilated, and that we don’t have to worry about setting up fans, opening windows, or setting up wood fires in our living rooms. Simply put, taking care of an HVAC is not just a manufacturer’s suggestion; it is an absolute necessity in maintaining a healthy, and liveable, space.
Different parts, different strokes, different folks
HVACs come in different sizes for different buildings. Regardless of their size, however, HVACs consist of multiple components that account for a variety of different operations. In spite of the fact that an HVAC system has different components for cooling, heating, and air circulation, there a number of benefits to cleaning an HVAC at least twice a year:
- Preventing contamination. Wherever we look, whatever we touch, wherever we are, we are surrounded by millions upon billions of bacteria. Most are beneficial, and most are necessary, but all it takes is one airborne pathogen for us to become ill. A clean HVAC ensures that our homes are safe spaces, and also ensures that we don’t have to worry about getting sick in our own homes.
- Improving air quality. Our bodies aren’t just affected by harmful bacteria – they’re also affected by dust, hair, and other particulate in the air. A clean HVAC properly filters the air in our homes, while a dirty HVAC effectively recirculates low-quality air.
- Preventing energy waste. A clean HVAC is an efficient, well-oiled machine. It circulates air and adjusts temperatures in an energy-efficient manner. The dirtier an HVAC is, however, the harder it must work to accomplish the same goals as a clean system. Cleaning an HVAC means that our homes do not waste energy.
- Guaranteeing monetary savings. A wasteful HVAC is a costly HVAC. The harder a dirty HVAC needs to work, the more money that costs us as consumers.
Cleaning HVACs with the power of vacuums and pressure
To clean an HVAC, one must put the system under a state of negative pressure. This is typically done using a vacuum that cleans an HVAC by sucking up all of the large and small particulate that gets stuck in the system during normal operations.