HVAC Services

Tulsa HVAC

Most individuals know that HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, but do you know which components are in an HVAC system? Riverside Heat and Air is here to explain what is going on in your HVAC system. Here is a list of some of the components (not all):

  1. The furnace. The heater takes up the biggest space in an HVAC system. It is typically in the lower ground floor behind a door that no one ever opens, but it’s an important component. It’s responsible for moving air from the heat exchanger into the air ducts.
  2. The evaporator coil. This part is located in in the heater, but is responsible for a completely different job. A refrigerant flows through the evaporator coil, which grips heat from air passing over it. The air is now cold and is blown through the air ducts all through your house.
  3. The condensing unit. The condensing unit is similar to the evaporator coil, but for your outside HVAC unit.
  4. The refrigerant tubes. These metal tubes join the evaporator coil with the condensing coil, which essentially means the refrigerant tubes join the indoor and outdoor HVAC units. They are intended to hold cooling refrigerant under a wide-ranging set of temperatures.
  5. The thermostat. This is the portion of the HVAC system that owners are most accustomed with. This little piece of equipment is typically on the wall on the first level of your house, and, contingent on what temperature you have it at, you can turn on your air conditioning or heating system.
  6. The ductwork. The air ducts are in control of moving air all through your house. Air comes into your HVAC system through certain sections of the ductwork, and is dispersed to rooms through other sections.
  7. The vents. As the air journeys through the ductwork, it goes into the room through vents. Owners are acquainted with the four-sided covers that direct air and take air.
  8. The heat pump. During hotter months, the heat pump takes heat from the inside to the outside. During the cold months, it does the reverse.

We recommend calling us at Riverside Heat and Air to check on your HVAC system before the weather really heats up here in Tulsa.