North Carolina Heating & Air Conditioning is Greenville, NC’s premier HVAC company. For more than two decades, we have provided quality heating and cooling services throughout Pitt and Beaufort Counties. We offer reliable service in HVAC for Greenville, NC, Blounts Creek, NC, and Washington, NC services, products, and installations for homes and businesses in our community.

Your HVAC system is made up of many working parts, some you can easily find, while others are hidden inside various parts of your home. So, we thought we’d share a quick guide to tell you about the key parts of your HVAC system:

  • Your thermostat is probably the part of your HVAC system that you’re the most familiar with. These days, most thermostats are digital, and some are even programmable, allowing for you to change the temperature during certain parts of the day, or control remotely from your phone.
  • Your home’s air returns are the larger openings in your home where you place the air filters. Depending on the size of your home, you probably have anywhere from 1-4 air returns. This is where your home’s air filters back into the HVAC system after circulating through your home.
  • The air registers are the smaller vents found in every room of your home. This is where air from your HVAC system filters into your home, keeping you cool or warm.
  • Your condensing unit is typically located outside of your home, on the side of your house. This is where your HVAC system takes outside air and then converts it into cooler air to push through your home.
  • Your furnace is usually located in your garage, basement, or a storage closet in your home. Your furnace helps move hot and cold air throughout your home.
  • Ductwork is the part of your HVAC unit that you’re least likely to see as it’s often behind the walls and ceilings in your home. Ductwork is like a tunnel system that moves the air throughout your home to keep the whole space evenly warm or cool. 

As you can see, there are many working parts that make up your HVAC system, and we haven’t even named all of them here! That’s why it’s important to have an HVAC professional perform routine maintenance on your HVAC system 1-2 times a year.

For all of your HVAC needs in the Greenville, NC area, give us a call at North Carolina Heating and Air Conditioning.