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HVAC Systems: Maintaining Adequate Indoor Temperatures

By Alyssa Flynn Subscribe to RSS | May 18th 2012 | Views:

HVAC stands for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. It is a mechanical system that regulates indoor air quality and temperature. The latest technology in HVAC systems has given way to machines that are safe for the occupants of buildings. There are many HVAC devices, each serving a specific purpose.

In many households, fireplaces are still being used. HVAC installation and repair companies help households maintain the best condition of their traditional fireplaces. Fireplaces that use modern fuels for ignition need to be cleaned and maintained to keep them safe for use. Like all other HVAC products, fireplaces can produce carbon monoxide, so levels of these poisonous compounds need to be kept at a minimum.

Some households no longer use fireplaces for heating because electric bulbs provide adequate and steady lighting. These homes use their air conditioning systems for space heating instead, to prevent fire-related accidents. Air conditioners have a heating function that can adequately spread comfortable heat throughout a home's interior.

Air conditioners used for heating have gas furnaces fueled with natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. No matter what the fuel, note that heat itself is powerful enough to wear off the components of an air conditioning system, so take care to have a professional inspect and maintain your machine. Like fireplaces, air conditioners and their furnaces need to be cleaned periodically to prevent people from contracting allergies or infections from the soot or dust coming from the machine. Cleaning also helps maximize the performance of an HVAC machine.

As mentioned earlier, heating and cooling machines produce carbon monoxide as a by-product of the combustion process. At first glance, ventilation may seem difficult because nobody wants to open a window during very cold weather. However, systems for heating and cooling Ottawa homes require possess heat recovery ventilation to control indoor air quality. Only fresh air can come inside, while carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide rich air is expelled.

The furnace Ottawa HVAC companies install can supply indoor heating. However, you may need a humidifier to improve indoor air quality. During very cold weather, air inside and outside the house can be very dry. This causes skin to become flaky and easily damaged. Breathing may also become difficult because the nose and mouth can become dry, too. A humidifier can prevent these things from happening.

Microorganisms like molds, viruses, and bacteria can travel easily in dry air. While systems that provide the ventilation and heating Ottawa homes need can expel these germs, you can also kill these disease-causing organisms by using ultraviolet light purifiers. Ultraviolet light from the sun is known to kill germs, so artificially produced UV can do it, too. You may visit more information.

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