The Difference Between HVAC and AC
The terms “AC” and “HVAC” are commonly used in the industry. While they are similar and actually overlap, HVAC is a more comprehensive concept. It stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, while AC just involves the air conditioning on its own. Here in Pennsylvania, we do have to cover it all since our days range from being hot and humid in the summer to below freezing in the winter.
Types of Systems
There are many different possibilities in terms of how a system can be designed. You’ll commonly find a system in which the heating and cooling components are discrete from each other. In the Reading area, the team at Comfort Pro Heating & Air Conditioning often installs a basement heating system and an external air conditioner unit for our customers. If you already have a whole-home heating system and want to put in AC, we can come up with ideas for you to consider.
Alternatives to that traditional layout include hybrid and duct-free systems. Hybrids allow homeowners to switch between gas and electric power. Duct-free systems, also called mini-split systems, use independent units for each room rather than one large unit controlling the whole house. We’d recommend going with a duct-free system if you’re putting in an addition or converting a garage to a living space. This type of system also works well in older homes that do not have ductwork installed.
Ready to Help
At Comfort Pro Heating & Air Conditioning in Reading, our HVAC services are comprehensive, so you can turn to us at any time of the year. Our family-owned and -operated business was established in 2001. We’re staffed by dedicated professionals and highly trained technicians who service all makes and models. We have been screened and approved by HomeAdvisor, received an A+ rating from the BBB and received the Super Service Award from Angie’s List. Those accomplishments illustrate our commitment to customer satisfaction. We deal with all types of HVAC assignments, so call us today if you’d like to set up an appointment for installation, replacement, repairs, or maintenance.