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What Does HVAC Stand For?

Your HVAC system includes a lot of home comfort equipment.

hvac system Franklin, ma Weather on the South Shore can have some serious extremes. You’ve probably endured some scorching summer afternoons, and we know that you’ve had some extended freezing spells in the winter.

When Massachusetts weather reaches extreme levels of hot or cold, it’s good to know that your home’s heating and cooling equipment can step up to keep you comfortable. You might have heard of this equipment referred to as an HVAC system. At Frank Lamparelli, we install, service and repair HVAC equipment to ensure you stay comfortable every month of the year.

What does HVAC mean?

HVAC is an acronym that means Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. This category encompasses all the equipment that warms you up when it’s cold outside and cools you when the sun is beating down. It can also include ventilation systems that transfer hot and cool air, regulate the humidity and boost the air quality in your home.

What is the most common HVAC equipment?

There are many ways to heat and cool a home these days. Here are the standard HVAC systems that the Frank Lamparelli team works with.

  • Boilers — These heating systems don’t use ductwork to heat a home. Instead, they boil water, then transfer either hot water or steam to radiators or radiant floor systems. This creates a moist warmth with no forced air. Many people find it more comfortable than other types f heating.
  • Furnaces — Furnaces heat air in a combustion chamber and transfer it into rooms with a blower fan and ducts. These are efficient systems for heating a whole home.
  • Central Air Conditioning — These cooling systems typically use the same ductwork as a furnace system to transfer cool air into rooms.
  • Heat pumps and ductless mini-splits — These combined heating and cooling systems don’t require ductwork. They use indoor and outdoor equipment connected via thin pipes through your wall to move heat where you want it. They are extremely effective at cooling homes and providing supplemental heat in fall and early winter. You may need a backup boiler or furnace for the coldest weeks of winter.

There are also a range of indoor air quality systems that connect to your HVAC system to make your home more comfortable. These include air purifiers, air scrubbers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

Trust Frank Lamparelli for your HVAC needs.

The Frank Lamparelli team can handle just about every aspect of your HVAC system. We install top-quality heating and cooling systems from Bosch, Buderus, Williamson, Fujitsu, Carrier and Ruud. Whether you live in a historic home without ductwork or something more contemporary, we have an HVAC system to keep you reliably comfortable.

And our experienced HVAC service team is always available if you need an emergency repair. We also perform annual maintenance on heating and cooling equipment to ensure it runs efficiently for years to come.

How old is your home’s HVAC equipment? You could be missing out on efficient technologies that can slash your monthly heating and cooling costs. Reach out to our team for a free estimate on an HVAC upgrade.