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This is what we believe: Deciding which HVAC system is right for your home shouldn’t be a complicated process.

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HVAC Systems

As a homeowner, you can easily be overwhelmed with factors to consider in order to make an informed decision on which HVAC system will best meet your energy needs.

PCH believes that deciding which HVAC system is right for your home should not be a complicated process.

Central Cooling

The most common central cooling system is a split system, which includes an outdoor cabinet containing a condenser coil and compressor and an indoor evaporator coil, usually installed in conjunction with your furnace or air handler. The compressor pumps a chemical called refrigerant through the system.

How It Works

Once warm air inside your home blows across the indoor evaporator coil, its heat energy transfers to the refrigerant inside the coil. That transfer, in turn, “cools” the air. The refrigerant is pumped back to the compressor where the cycle begins again. The heat absorbed by the refrigerant is moved outside your home while cooled air is blown inside. Moisture that contributes to humidity is also condensed out of the air.

Your cooling system is usually combined with your central heating system because they share the same duct work for distributing conditioned air throughout your home

Central Heating — What Is It?

Central heating systems have a primary heating appliance, such as a furnace, typically located in your basement or garage. All furnaces consist of four main components:

  1. Burners that deliver and burn fuel
  2. Heat exchangers
  3. A blower
  4. A flue that acts as an exhaust for gaseous by-products.

Depending on your situation, region, and needs, you can choose from heating systems that run on either gas or oil as fuel, or a hybrid packaged system that can use both fuel types.

How It Works

Combustion gases are generated by the burners in your furnace and passed over a heat exchanger. Air from your home blows across the heat exchanger to be warmed. It is then blown through a system of ducts which are distributed around your home.

During warm seasons, your heating system works with your central air-conditioning. Air is cooled as it’s blown over your air-conditioning unit’s cooling coil, often attached to the exhaust of the furnace, and then sent over the same air ducts throughout your home.