In most modern properties, the air conditioning system is part of your HVAC system. It is the “AC” in HVAC. However, it is not the entirety of the system. Your HVAC system also encompasses your heating system, which is the “H.” Your ventilation system is the “V.”
Most people think of air conditioning as the system that cools the rooms down in the summer, but air conditioning is more involved than that. Air conditioners also lower levels of humidity and their filters pull some pollutants out of the air. The technicians at Aircon Heating & Cooling of Las Cruces, NM, are pleased to service your air conditioning and answer any other questions you may have about it. In the meantime, it’s important to learn the differences between HVAC and air conditioning.
What Is Meant by Air Conditioning?
Rather than add cold to the air, AC units remove heat. This is one of the reasons why they are more complicated than your heating system and why they cost more to run. Your air conditioner pulls in heat from the air and makes it cold through the interplay of condenser coils, fans, compressors, and refrigerant. In addition, your central air conditioning also works with your furnace to keep your house cool. The types of air conditioning systems are:
- Window air conditioners
- Ductless air conditioners
- Evaporative coolers
- Heat pumps, which double as heaters in the winter
Other Types of Air Conditioners
There are other devices that condition the air in other ways. These air conditioners include humidifiers, which add humidity to rooms that are too dry. There are also dehumidifiers, which take away the humidity that the air cooler can’t, and there are furnace filters and electronic air cleaners.
Call Us for Air Conditioning and Heating Service
If you are in the Las Cruces area and need a new air conditioning unit installed or an old one serviced, don’t hesitate to call us at Aircon Heating & Cooling. We are proud of our experience, skill, courtesy, and punctuality, to say nothing of our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We service heating systems as well.