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Understanding HVAC Systems Better

Posted On: March 14, 2018

Understanding HVAC Systems Better

Whether you are cooling your office in the summer or keeping your home comfortable in the winter, HVAC systems have become a part of your everyday life.


Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is the combination of different systems used to provide a comfortable temperature in your home, and it also maintains high levels of air quality.


As homeowners, it is important for us to understand the key roles that our HVAC system plays as well as how they operate in order to get the most out of them.


HEATING The heating component of an HVAC system provides a warm and cozy climate for your home in the colder months of the year.


With today’s technology, the most popular type of heating system would be the forced air system, but there are homes that use radiant and geothermal heating systems, among others.


Regardless of what system you use at home, heat is still created at a central source and it is distributed through the home via different ways.


 No matter the type of system you have, your HVAC system will make your home warm and enjoyable for you and the whole family during cooler months.


 VENTILATION Ventilation plays a major role as it helps circulate and purify your indoor air.


It also helps control moisture levels, prevent air stagnation, and remove unwanted odours.


Ventilation can be done naturally (with fans and windows) or mechanically, and even through a combination of those two – but this depends on the age of your home and the HVAC system that you have.


 Forced air systems pass the air in your home via an air filter that keeps volatile organic compounds (VOCs), airborne particulates, and allergens out of your home.


In such cases that you do not have a fixed air system, this can still be done using aids like air purifiers, air cleaners, humidifiers, and humidifiers.


 Understanding how your HVAC system helps keep your home ventilated is the first step to addressing any allergy or breathing issues that you and your family might be encountering throughout the year.


 AIR CONDITIONING In addition to heating and ventilation, your HVAC system is also responsible for keeping your cool during the warmer months.


There are different types of AC units that come with their own pros and cons.


It does not matter if you are using central air, split or ductless units, portable AC units, or window AC units, the process that each system uses to cool homes is similar.


 Your cooling system, as it collects and expels heat from inside your home, circulates refrigerant that changes from gas to liquid.


It passes warm vapour refrigerant through its compressor where it is transformed into hot refrigerant vapour and then moves to the condenser.


The hot vapour, when in the condenser, becomes cool as air from the condenser fan passes over its finned coils and will then turn into hot liquid.


This hot liquid will pass through the expansion valve, creates a low pressure, cool liquid mist that will run through the evaporator coil.


As the cool liquid mist evaporates, it then absorbs the heat from your house’s indoor air and returns to the compressor – this restarts the whole process.


The absorbed heat is then pushed outside by the system, leaving your home cooler.


 Now that you understand the roles that your HVAC system plays in our lives, you can maintain your system better, learn more about it, determine what might be missing, and purchase a new system as needed.


 If you need any help or assistance, feel free to reach out to our experts here at Twintech Heating and Cooling anytime!  



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by Bill Grainger on Twintech Heating and Cooling

Just had a new furnace installed by Twintech. I can’t express how great these guys are at what they do. From the sales to installation they were professional all the way. Very reasonable pricing and courteous during the installation and willing to answer any questions I had. Highly recommended !!!

by Colin Vernon on Twintech Heating and Cooling

They've cleaned my furnace a couple of times and mentioned that the hot water tank standards were going to change soon so I decided to change mine out.

There were a few challenges during the process but the installers handled the problems without missing a stride! I now have really hot water again!

by Heidi B on Twintech Heating and Cooling

Highly recommend Twintech Heating company, we got honest and detailed information on what was needed to replace and install a new gas furnace. Bob and Greg made us feel comfortable withe process through their thorough explanation and knowledge of the right furnace for our needs. The professionalism and courteous friendly attitude towards the customer is what we liked the most as they treated us like family. So happy with our decision and new furnace we will be looking into get our rental water heater replaced and installed by Twintech team. We feel better having their knowledge on our side and will only trust them with any further maintenance of furnace.

by Kirushanth Rasiah on Twintech Heating and Cooling

Customer service and knowledge is priority in this industry, and Twintech has it. I've dealt with their team for maintenance and a furnace replacement. They're accommodating and make great recommendations, and came through at a great price over the big guys in the industry. They'll be my next call when I need service or maintenance.

by Leonard Glass on Twintech Heating and Cooling

I decided that the noises and age of the existing furnace which was old and not very efficient to replace it. Gave Greg a call and Grant and Greg got to work on it. Because of supply issues with the current heating type that would be an easier install Greg convinced me to change the location of the system and it would provide me better service for heat and efficiency. I had skeptical but went ahead anyway putting trust in Greg And Grant. Greg, Grant and Mitch came through and in 2 days had completely relocated my heating and A/C system. I can honestly say Greg was right my old house has been warmer and more evenly heated as it ever was. For anyone reading this rather long winded review can take my word for it, Twin Tech can take care of your needs.

by Nicole Alain on Twintech Heating and Cooling

I called Twin Tech when my air conditioning stopped working. Greg came over to diagnose the issue - the same day. He was able to diagnose the issue and resolve it quite quickly. Although it was a quick fix, Greg was very thorough in explaining the issue and provided great advice. Not to mention, I felt very comfortable having Greg in my home - which I consider very important when hiring a service provider. Twin Tech will be my go-to from now on. Thank you!!

by Cibele Ceroni on Twintech Heating and Cooling

Great Team! Furnace broke in the weekend, Bob visited same day and Greg installed new one on Monday. Team was professional, respectful and knowledgeable. Installation went very well, Greg found solutions to challenges, like hiding new conduits in the ceiling. Looks nice and new furnace is working great. Five Stars.

by Jackie Graham on Twintech Heating and Cooling

I used Twintech to install a new furnace for my home. Bob was terrific in explaining the sizing options and why the 2 stage furnace was the best option for me. Greg did a great job installing, clean and on time. Finished work looks great but the best part is how it works. The 2 stage heating is so much more comfortable. I run the fan continuously to keep the indoor air clean. Great investment! Would highly recommendTwintech!

by Anthony Silva on Twintech Heating and Cooling

I’m going to start this by saying I’m a very particular customer. My background is in mathematics and mechanical engineering so I have an eye for detail and a respect for technical knowledge.
Greg had already done an AC inspection and replaced a water heater tank and there was no question in my mind who to deal with replacing my rickety old furnace after it got pooched.
Bob dropped in ahead of time and clearly (and knowledgeably) outlined all technical, price and operational options.
Greg showed up on time, on the agreed date and did a fantastic job. (The OLD furnace was a house of horrors and was installed in a keystone cops sort of way- careless.)
The work Greg did was HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL and FAR MORE FUNCTIONAL than what I had.
I’m also a musician with many instruments so maintaining predictable humidity/temperature is extremely important to me. Greg recognized this as did Bob. You NEVER feel like you’re being brushed off.
In summary, if you’re looking for PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY results by an EXPERIENCED, THOUGHTFUL team
(that also happen to be FRIENDLY and ATTENTIVE ) then you’ve come to the right page!!

by Karen Morgan on Twintech Heating and Cooling

Once again Twin Tech came through and fixed my furnace. A young man by the name of Mitch came by tonight and he was so nice explained everything he was quick he was clean he turned off the lights even when he left the furnace room it’s just above and beyond Twin Tech always delivers and I just found out about them last year and I will use no one else but thanks again Mitch you are fantastic

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See What Our Customers Are Saying:

by Bill Grainger on Twintech Heating and Cooling

Just had a new furnace installed by Twintech. I can’t express how great these guys are at what they do. From the sales to installation they were professional all the way. Very reasonable pricing and courteous during the installation and willing to answer any questions I had. Highly recommended !!!

by Colin Vernon on Twintech Heating and Cooling

They've cleaned my furnace a couple of times and mentioned that the hot water tank standards were going to change soon so I decided to change mine out.

There were a few challenges during the process but the installers handled the problems without missing a stride! I now have really hot water again!

by Heidi B on Twintech Heating and Cooling

Highly recommend Twintech Heating company, we got honest and detailed information on what was needed to replace and install a new gas furnace. Bob and Greg made us feel comfortable withe process through their thorough explanation and knowledge of the right furnace for our needs. The professionalism and courteous friendly attitude towards the customer is what we liked the most as they treated us like family. So happy with our decision and new furnace we will be looking into get our rental water heater replaced and installed by Twintech team. We feel better having their knowledge on our side and will only trust them with any further maintenance of furnace.

by Kirushanth Rasiah on Twintech Heating and Cooling

Customer service and knowledge is priority in this industry, and Twintech has it. I've dealt with their team for maintenance and a furnace replacement. They're accommodating and make great recommendations, and came through at a great price over the big guys in the industry. They'll be my next call when I need service or maintenance.

by Leonard Glass on Twintech Heating and Cooling

I decided that the noises and age of the existing furnace which was old and not very efficient to replace it. Gave Greg a call and Grant and Greg got to work on it. Because of supply issues with the current heating type that would be an easier install Greg convinced me to change the location of the system and it would provide me better service for heat and efficiency. I had skeptical but went ahead anyway putting trust in Greg And Grant. Greg, Grant and Mitch came through and in 2 days had completely relocated my heating and A/C system. I can honestly say Greg was right my old house has been warmer and more evenly heated as it ever was. For anyone reading this rather long winded review can take my word for it, Twin Tech can take care of your needs.

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