HEATING SYSTEM IN HVAC

Posted on 23 April 2018 (0)

Heating, the H in HVAC is an important aspect of the HVAC system. Heating involves the process of increasing the temperature of space that is enclosed. It is done for the primary purpose of making occupants in a building comfortable. The heating system involves the regulation of the ambient temperature. Quite strikingly, heating can be instrumental in maintaining a building’s structural, mechanical and electrical systems. The heating system is not an invention of the industrial era, or modern day rather it is a system which has been developed on an industrial scale to meet the needs of the increasing population of man., heating has been done as far back as the primitive man could make fire from stones to keep himself warm from cold. However, this was heating for outdoor purpose. Our focus here is heating for indoor purpose. Heating for indoor purpose started with the use of woods especially in places like ancient Greek and Rome, also in old Great Britain, open furnace was built in a corner of the room where family gather to keep themselves warm and it provided an opportunity to bond. This was a traditional method of hearing back then. Some families still practices it though especially among the low income earners.  Other traditional methods of heating include the fireplaces, cast-iron stoves etc.

 

METHODS OF HEATING

Heating of any indoor space can be conducted in two ways. The interior of a building can either be heated directly also known as on-site heating or indirectly also known as central heating

 

  1. Direct Heating: The traditional methods of heating along other modern forms of heating today such as modern space heaters fueled by gas or electricity can be further classified as direct forms of heating. This is because the conversion process of energy into heat is executed at the site where the heat is needed. In direct heating, the source of heat or the heating system is installed inside the building unlike central heating where the source of heating is most time located outside of the building.

 

  1. Central Heating: The central heating also known as indirect heating is the process of providing heat through a mechanized system. In central heating, the conversion of energy to heat is done from a source outside of or apart from the site where the heat is needed. Sometimes, the source could be located within the site(s) where the heat is needed. The produced heat is transported in form of a vehicular movement through a fluid medium such as air, water, or steam.

 

BENEFITS OF A HEATING SYSTEM

  1. Provision of warmth: This the primary function of the heating system. The heating system is invented to provide man with warmth especially in a environment with extreme cold conditions. Spending the night tossing and turning in a cold house is never a palatable experience.

 

  1. Prevention of Cold Induced Diseases: It is common to find in homes where no heating system is installed or he heating system is busted, people who suffer from cold, catarrh, flu, etc. The risk of contracting air induced disease is greatly reduced or prevented through the installation of a heating system within a building.

How to improve your home heating system

Posted on 07 March 2018 (0)

You don’t need to wait till it gets all frozen up. You can begin preparation towards installing a heating system in your home. It is high time you adjusted the thermostat. Giving your heating system attention now means with these few steps I would be sharing with you means you are saving for yourself money that would have been spent on hiring an HVAC tech in a costly weekend service visit on one or more of the coldest nights of the year. Even if you are one of those who give due diligence to changing the filter in the furnace, there is still more you can do to improve your heating system. This way you make it more efficient and save yourself some money.
Below are helpful tips on how to make your home heating system more efficient.
1. Hire a Professional Service for Your Heating System.
It is worth the few dollars spent on periodic servicing of your heating system. It is important that if your heating system is not the modern type but the one that is probably installed in the garage or a closet, you get it serviced by a professional. This would keep it at a tip-top and optimum performance

2. Get Your Radiators “Bleed” And Filters Changed.
Most homes heating systems operates with a forced-air system or radiators. With hot-water radiators, you have to “bleed” them so as to let air out at the start of the heating period. You can bleed your radiator by starting the boiler ensuring the circulator pump is working. Then open the valve on each radiator while using a container to collect the water. If it is water and not air coming out, close the valve. But if you can hear air coming out and it stops but no water comes out, close the valve and then move on to another one. Come back once the system has heated up more.
According to a recommendation by Forbes, one way to improve the performance of your of your forced-air heating system by ensuring your furnace filter does not get clogged and it is changed often.

3. Opt For A Smart Heating System
By getting your thermostat programmed, you make your heating system more efficient. A programmable thermostat is quite easy to install and you would not want to deny yourself the use of one. You can remotely operate your system through a smartphone or a computer, so you can programme the heat to come up when it is actually needed. That way you avoid wasting money heating an empty house.

4. Make your fan help your heating system
You can effectively ensure that heat is distributed around the room by changing the fan’s direction. All you just have to do is to locate the switch on the fan’s body that reverses the fan’s direction and turn it to make the fan blow air upward. This would cause air trapped at the ceiling hot and the hot air would find its way down the room along the walls. The hot air produced makes the room warmer.

Ways by which you can make money through HVAC systems

Posted on 19 February 2018 (0)

It’s 2018 guys. Nobody is dependent on income strictly from a 9 to 5 job any longer. When economic historians have to refer to our era in the future, they’ll most likely describe us as “The generation of the side hustle” We have all come to the realization that a single source of income is not sufficient to meet our nearly insatiable needs. Almost everybody is learning a skill with the view of turning it into a money generating business. The ultimate aim is to generate an alternate income source. Most people end up leaving their regular jobs to fully take up what was once a “side hustle”. If you’re not already on the side hustle train, or you’ve been wondering exactly how to get on the bandwagon. This post is for you. We have decided to discuss a potential source of income- HVAC.
Brief Introduction
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. It refers to systems that help to regulate temperature conditions within spaces. HVAC systems are deployed both in residential and industrial buildings. HVAC systems are ubiquitous and are always needed no matter the season of the year. Since this is such an indispensable tool to modern human life. It is a very good potential source of income. Below are ways by which you can capitalize on this exclusive niche to make some good cash.
Learn to repair HVAC systems- Like we already stated, HVAC systems are in continuous use throughout the year. Any system that is put through such rigorous use is definitely susceptible to periodic breakdown and repair requirements. You could learn to troubleshoot HVAC systems either by taking an online course, getting a quick diploma or learning from a training and servicing company. The occasional repair job would be a desirable addition to your usual income.
Marketing- We have the internet now and marketing products doesn’t have to be through the traditional salesman approach. You could use digital tools to market HVAC products on behalf of companies and contractors and get some commission on the sales you have been able to attract. This one is a little easier than the repair path, although you may not make as much money- It all depends on how hard you’re willing to work in your spare time.
Writing blogs about HVAC- Blogging is a really big thing (why do you think I’m writing this?) You could decide to start writing blog posts about HVAC as a niche. With time, if the quality of your blogs are good enough, you could get a wide readership and of course have the big companies advertise on your blog. HVAC websites could also hire you to develop content for them as a freelancer too, earning you considerable secondary income.
Apart from those mentioned above, there are a couple other ways such as running a contracting firm or if you have a strong engineering background, creating your own HVAC systems company, but these would require full-time attention. More Info

Three Reasons to Upgrade your AC Unit’s Evaporator Coil

Posted on 25 September 2017 (0)

An air conditioner unit is a necessity for the comfort it brings to your home. The air conditioner has several components that help the system to run efficiently. The breakdown of one component can have a significant effect on your home’s air conditioning. One of the important components of your AC unit is the evaporator coil. The evaporator coils hold the refrigerant which draws hot water from the air when the air moves the evaporator coil. By taking the hot water from the air, you home become cool and more comfortable. You, therefore, need to ensure your evaporator coil is working efficiently for you to have the comfort you need. Here are the benefits of upgrading you’re the evaporator coil of your AC unit from air conditioning orlando.

Optimized match for the specific needs of your home.

The evaporator coil works hand in hand with the condenser coil. The condenser coil cools the refrigerant into a liquid thereby also helping in the cooling of your air conditioning unit. You, therefore, need to ensure the size of the condenser coil and that of the evaporator coil is proportionate. If your condenser coil is larger, ensure you upgrade your evaporator coil to compensate. A professional can help you match the coils properly so as to boost the cooling power in your home.

Enhanced Efficiency

To ensure your home receives enough cooling power, you should maintain your air conditioner on a regular basis. Usually located in the air handler of your A/C unit, the evaporator coil plays a significant role in making your home comfortable and cool. Failure to maintain the evaporator coil of your air conditioner affects the efficiency of the system.

The more you use your air conditioner, the evaporator coils continuously collect dirt and dust particles on its surface which in turn results in restricted airflow and limited efficiency. This is the reason for most of the air conditioner breakdowns experienced in homes. Upgrading your evaporator coil will improve the efficiency of your A/C unit and ensure it’s in top performance.

Extended Life Span

One of the things you don’t want to face is deciding whether to replace your evaporator coil or the entire A/C unit too soon. If you want to extend the life of your air conditioner, you must commit to regular maintenance. A poorly maintained A/C system will not last its full lifetime. When it’s time to replace your unit’s evaporator coils, find the right upgraded version of it and have it installed. This will not only improve the performance of your air conditioner but also extend its service period.