Most people take their heating system for granted, at least until something goes wrong with it. If you understand how your HVAC system works, there are some tasks you can do yourself without needing to call a professional. Here are the basic components of your heating system.

Heating Source

Most homes in North America are heated by a central furnace, using either electricity or natural gas to heat the air. In a gas furnace, the gas is combusted, which causes a metal heat exchanger to grow hot. The air above the heat exchanger gets hot and a furnace fan blows this air into your ductwork. In an electric furnace, coils get heated, but the same principles apply.
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Ductwork

Your home has ductwork, located in the crawlspace, basement or attic. Hot air blows through the ducts and comes out through various registers. This results in your entire home being heated unless you have closed some registers or they are blocked.

Thermostat

Central furnaces are connected to a thermostat in your home. The thermostat monitors the temperature of air in your home. Once the temperature has dropped below where you set it, it will send a signal to the furnace telling it to turn on. The thermostat signals the furnace when the right temperature has been reached.

Return Air

Your home has a return air register. Cooler air enters this register and returns to the furnace, where it is once again heated and sent into your home.

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