What Makes Up Your HVAC System?

What Makes Up Your HVAC System?

Your HVAC system is the workhorse of your home. Keeping you cool and comfortable in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter is a tall order, and it takes many parts working in concert to get the job done. Some homeowners may not be familiar with the main components of an HVAC system, and in today’s blog, we’ll take a look at a few of them. If you’re a Fort Worth resident who needs quality HVAC repair, service, or installation, the professional technicians at Arthur Hagar Air Conditioning and Heating are here for you! We service all models of HVAC equipment, and we are an authorized dealer for Carrier® HVAC products. Call today to request an estimate!

HVAC Components

Whether it’s for heating or cooling your home, there are many components involved in keeping your indoor air temperature comfortable. Below, we’ve listed a couple of them along with each one’s respective role.

Furnace and AC Unit

These units are likely the most recognizable part of your HVAC system and are the main components used for heating and cooling your home. Furnaces may be gas or electric, and they may be mounted in the attic of a home, on the main level in a closet, or in the basement if you have one. Air conditioning units are frequently mounted completely outside of the home on a cement pad. There are also specialty window and room AC units available for homeowners who want or need unique cooling solutions.

Air Filters

As its name suggests, the air filters in your HVAC unit are designed to filter the air that is pumped through the HVAC system and then circulated through your home. First, the air is pulled through ducts and return vents and then it passes through the air filters to remove things like allergens, dust, and other small particulates. For those with allergies, asthma, or other breathing conditions, this is a very important component of the system.


If it weren’t for the ductwork in your home, the warm and cool air produced by your HVAC system would be widely diffused and minimally effective. The ductwork in your home is essential for proper ventilation, heating, and cooling, and proper installation is vital to ensuring your indoor comfort. Ductwork that is not efficiently laid out, unbalanced, and improperly sized can leave your home feeling uncomfortable and impact the efficiency of your system.

Balancing Dampers

If you’ve ever seen a run of ductwork in a home or business, you know they can resemble small-scale mazes composed of silver tubes. Have you ever wondered how the air is directed properly through the ducts to ensure proper airflow and efficiency? Within the ductwork there are balancing dampers to accomplish this task. While they are not designed to completely block air from a specific run, they will direct the majority of the air where intended.

Quality Fort Worth HVAC Repair and Service

Many HVAC components require specialized training and experience to install and repair. If you find that your air conditioner, heat pump, furnace, and their related parts need maintenance, contact Arthur Hagar today! With more than 65 years experience in the HVAC industry, our technicians have the skills and knowledge necessary to perform quality HVAC repair, service, and installation. We have what it takes to keep Fort Worth residents comfortable in their homes for years to come.

Call 817-478-1122 today to get started! We look forward to hearing from you!

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