This has been quite a while since ‘Houston ReModeling Contractors’ blog has been updated about any matter as such. Considering the fact that we were very busy and tight on our schedule. I didn’t get time to present overviews about the projects that we have undertaken. In this blog I am going to present a few insights on one of the main components of remodeling or construction which is the air conditioning of a house also known as HVAC or Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning.
HVAC is the technology of indoor environmental comfort. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality which is a must considering the heat in Houston, Texas. HVAC is an important part of a residential structure such as a family house, hotel, industrial estates, skyscrapers, hospitals, ships, defence installations, marine environments etc. It is practically everywhere that we look and visit. HVAC is a system which maintains a safe and healthy indoor conditions which are regulated with respect to temperature and humidity, using fresh air from outdoors. The HVAC unit is a single piece of equipment which comes in many purposes such as cooling during arrogant summers, heating during stubborn winters and ventilation throughout. Just like the smart phones, HVAC units are the jack of all trades. An air conditioning system provides cooling and humidity control for the entire or part of a building depending upon need. Air conditioned houses need to have fixed sealed windows as open windows will work against the system which is intended to to maintain constant indoor conditions. Fresh air is generally drawn into the system by vents into the indoor heat exchanger system creating positive air pressure. The percentage of return air, made up of fresh air can be manipulated by adjusting the opening of vents in the system. Typical fresh air intake is approx. 10%. The said system then purifies the air and then the cooling is provided through removal of heat. Heat can be removed through radiation, convection or conduction. The other important function of the HVAC unit is the dehumidification. A dehumidifier is an air-conditioner-like device that controls the humidity of a room or building. Dehumidification in an air conditioning system is provided by the evaporator which operates at temperatures below the dew point. Moisture in the air condenses on the evaporator’s metal coil tubes. This moisture is collected at the bottom of the evaporator in a pan and removed by piping to a central drain or the ground outside.
Gone are the days when homeowners used to get heavy heaters and boilers installed in their houses for just one purpose which was heating. Heaters are electrical/fuel based appliances whose purpose is to generate heat for a building but either heavily consume electricity or deplete natural resources like wood/coal. Now-a-days, HVAC units are capable enough to generate the same kind of heating during cold winters just like old units but with better air quality index as it generates no residual gases inside. This is done by the same set of tunnels which are used for the flow of cold air during hot summers. So, it is quite convenient as well as very cost-effective. The heat is transferred by the same methods which are convection, conduction or radiation.
Ventilation is the process of changing or replacing air in any space to control temperature or remove any combination of moisture, odors, smoke, heat, dust, airborne bacteria or carbon dioxide. This is basically done to replenish the amount of oxygen inside a house and to keep it constant throughout. Ventilation includes exchange or air with outside as well as circulation of air inside the building. It is one of the most important factors of maintaining acceptable indoor air quality. So you see, HVAC is probably the most important part after a construction is over as it maintains pleasant living conditions for the occupants of the building.
Honestly, the best way to determine if your AC or heating equipments are functioning properly is to arrange for an annual check-up. We @ ‘Houston ReModeling Contractors’ provide exceptional service 24/7 wherein our professionals will come to your doorsteps each Spring to evaluate your system and tune-up the HVAC unit so that it is prepared for the trials of Texas summer and the following winter. This pro-active service will lower down the repair costs and maximises the lifespan of the installed unit. Please remember, nothing can prevent systems issues but when you do need service to your cooling and heating equipments, we have technicians ready 24/7. All you need to do is call ‘Houston ReModeling Contractors’ @ 713-597-1604for immediate and guaranteed service.