When the winter sets in you depend on your central heating to keep your Dallas, Texas home warm. Central heating systems depend on a primary heating appliance, such as a furnace. The furnace is usually located in the basement or garage of the home. Furnaces have four main components, those components are as follows:
- Burners – The burner in a furnace is what delivers and burns the fuel. The burner’s purpose is to heat the heat exchanger.
- Heat Exchangers – The heat exchanger is a series of tubes or coils that are looped through the air flow within the furnace. The Heat exchanger’s purpose is to heat the air in the home.
- Blower – The blower, located within the furnace is the source of pressure that pushes air over the heat exchanger, producing warm air that is pushed through the ductwork to the rooms in the home.
- Flue – The flue, is the pipe that exhausts hazardous gases away from the living spaces in your home. This is typically routed to the roof of the home.
How central heating works
Central heating systems distribute heated air throughout the home either by pumping warm air through a series of air ducts or by sending hot water or steam through pipes to radiators or convectors located in individual rooms. The most common type uses ducted air systems. If you have an air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace in your Dallas home then you have a ducted air system. There are two main types of systems, forced air and gravity.
The first main type, forced-air system, a furnace will warm the air, an air conditioner will cool the home, a heat pump with either warm or cool the air, and then a blower will force the heated or cooled air through the system and into the rooms or zones of the home. The second main type, a gravity furnace, utilizes convection currents to distribute heated air throughout the system from a furnace that will be installed either on the main floor or below it. A gravity system does not utilize blowers and can only deliver warmed air to living spaces.
If your Dallas home’s system has an air conditioner or heat pump, then it is a forced air system. Usually cool air will be delivered through the same duct work as heated air. The air conditioning component of your system typically operates on electricity and removes heat from the surrounding air by the same basic principles as refrigeration.
A heat pump can not only provide heating but cooling as well. During cold weather, a heat pump will extract heat from the outside air and distribute the warm air indoors. During hot weather, the heat pump will extract heat from indoor air and purge it outdoors. Heat pumps are usually operated by electricity. A heat pump will have an outdoor compressor that is connected to an indoor air handler via tubing that is filled with refrigerant. When the refrigerant flows through the system, it warms or cools the coils inside of the air handler. Then the blower within the unit will pull in indoor air, dispersing it over the coils and then distribute the air back into the living space through duct work. On extremely cold days, electric-resistant elements will turn on inside of the air handler adding extra heat to the air that is flowing through the system.
Our Heating Services
Why Choose K&S Heating & Air
When you choose to use K&S Heating & Air for your central heating needs you can rest assured in your decision as we are one of the leading experts in the field within the Dallas, TX area. All of our professional technicians go through a rigid screening process, drug and alcohol tests before they are hired. Our technicians also stay up to date by continuing their education in the HVAC field by taking ongoing classes to help them stay on top of emerging technologies, techniques and innovations in the field. All of this helps K&S Heating and Air provide you with the service you want and need. You can count on us to get the job done correctly, professionally and with your safety in mind.
Additional Heating Services
K&S Heating and Air’s professional technicians can take care of all of your heating needs. From providing general repairs to installations, you can count on K&S Heating & Air to provide you with what you need. Some of the following heating services provided are as follows:
Contact K&S Heating & Air
K&S Heating and Air provides indoor heating, air and indoor air quality solutions for both residential and commercial customers in the Dallas, TX metropolitan area. We offer a full line-up of professional indoor air quality services. There is no job to big or too small that we cannot handle. If you are in need of service for your home or office then give us a call today. K&S Heating and Air is available twenty four hours a day and seven days a week for your convenience.
We are a family owned and operated business that has been providing heating and cooling service solutions for many years in the Dallas area. K&S Heating and Air is also a proud member with the Better Business Bureau where we maintain a solid A+ rating. If you are in need of service and have questions or concerns then you can give us a call and one of our professional and friendly HVAC technicians will assist you.