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The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is a complex system that controls the temperature, humidity, and air quality in enclosed spaces such as homes, offices, and stadiums. It is a collection of machinery that work in tandem to provide maximum thermal comfort and improved air quality.

The main goal of an HVAC system is to keep the air in your space at the desired temperature. It accomplishes this by bringing air from outside your home and heating or cooling it according to your preferences before releasing it inside. Additionally, you can purify the air, making it safer for inhalation.

Based on building size, zones to be served, distribution, and location, HVAC systems can be categorized as follows:

Central HVAC System 

This HVAC system provides many thermal zones and evenly distributes air to all zones. It may include heating and cooling panels, purifiers, dehumidifiers, and other similar devices.

The location of this system is its defining characteristic. The central HVAC system is not installed inside a home but rather outside or on the roof. Additionally, each zone has its own thermostat, allowing adjustment according to individual preferences, which makes it ideal for office buildings, where employees can adjust their thermostats to their preferences.

Localized HVAC System 

The localized HVAC system is ideal for residential buildings because it supplies a single zone of your choice without crossing boundaries into another area.

Localized HVAC systems can be installed inside the home, and multiple systems can be installed in a single residence, such as an air conditioner in the bedroom, heating panels in the living room, a dehumidifier in the laundry room, etc.

Upgrading Your HVAC System

You may think that an upgrade to your HVAC system is not necessary at this time, but keep in mind that as equipment ages, its efficiency and output decreases, and it may no longer meet today’s environmental and safety standards.

Therefore, if your current HVAC system is older than ten years, it is recommended that you seriously consider replacing it. Also, if your HVAC system exhibits significant signs of wear and tear, you should consider upgrading to a system that is more reliable.

A great deal of thought and consideration regarding the following may accompany the decision to upgrade your HVAC system:

  • Climate 

Your HVAC system should be customized in accordance with the temperature and humidity of your location. If you live in a tropical climate, you should consider installing a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that has cooling panels, air conditioning, and dehumidifiers. Heating panels are an essential component of any system designed for use in temperate climates, and yours should be no exception.

  • Size of Building 

The type and size of the HVAC system you should install depend on the size of your home or office. A central HVAC system is necessary to adequately accommodate various thermal zones within an office building. Individual localized HVAC systems will work well for a small home, but a central system will perform better.

  • Budget 

You can obtain a cost-effective HVAC system that provides comfort based on your estimated budget. For this reason, it is recommended that you collaborate with an HVAC contractor who is willing to work within the budget you have allocated for this upgrade.

Therefore, we at Sharon’s Heating and Cooling are available to answer all of your questions, evaluate the factors listed above, and assist you in narrowing down your options. We offer exceptional quality at reasonable prices. 

If you require an upgrade or have any questions, please contact us at Sharon’s Heating and Cooling at (734) 425-1415. We will gladly assist you.