There's No "I" in HVAC, Cottage Grove, MN Heating Specialists Explain

Posted: 2014-10-13

There's no "I" in HVAC. Literally.

A lot of heating repairs at home are focused on the furnace itself. With so many components, there's a good chance that the problem lies with a faulty compressor or busted thermostat. There's nothing wrong with treating the furnace as part of the HVAC system. The problem, as David Richardson of ACHR News points out, is that many believe the furnace comprises the entire HVAC system. 

The average homeowner or building contractor often looks at the equipment as the system due to the majority of marketing pieces that specifically use the term “system.” They have been conditioned to focus on this portion of an HVAC system instead of other variables that make up the “real” HVAC system, which don’t get as much attention.duct_dynasty-defining_the_real_hvac_system_400

No One Works Alone

The purpose of an HVAC system is to provide ideal thermal conditions to occupants of a home or building. A furnace may provide heat, but it can't bring the heat to every room. That task falls upon the meters of ductwork running through the home or building. From a room's point of view, the source of heat is a simple, caged opening.

The thermostat controls the HVAC's functions from a convenient location like a living room. That way, the user doesn't have to go down to the basement every time he thinks the home could use a little more heat. Most thermostat models also double as humidistats, controlling the humidity just as a thermostat controls the temperature.


Focusing on one part of the HVAC system isn't problem solving. What if the problem isn't with the furnace? It would be a waste of time and energy, both for you and the contractor.

Richardson stresses the importance of clear communication, starting with debunking myths and misconceptions. That job is best left to Cottage Grove, MN heating specialists such as Rumpca Services who can sort out fact from fiction.

As Minnesota and the rest of the northern United States prepare to roll into the cold season, it's imperative that you know this important bit of information. The last thing you want to happen is your HVAC suddenly shutting down amid a fierce snowstorm. Prep your HVAC for the upcoming season while armed with this knowledge. For quality furnace repair in Cottage Grove, MN, count on an expert like Rumpca Services.


(Source: "Duct Dynasty: Defining the ‘Real’ HVAC System," ACHR News, September 1, 2014)

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