How Heating and Cooling Work

Heating and air conditioning systems are used to keep the normal temperature of your house.

It can be too hot during summer and can be too cool during winter. Extreme climates affect our lives, from what we prefer to eat to what we wear. Extreme climates also affect the comfortability off our homes. That is why Classic Air Condition and Heating have been installed in many homes so that temperature on the inside can be regulated.

How Do Heating and Cooling Systems Work?

HVAC systems for housesThere are three basic components of every classic air conditioning and heating units. These are the source of air, the air distribution system, and the temperature control.

Whether you have different sources of cold and warm air, such as that of an air conditioner and the furnace, there is only one distribution system where the both air flow out to your house interior. It is also operated by one temperature controller or the thermostat.

The classic air conditioning and heating work on the principle of transferring the heat from one place to another. Air conditioners remove heat from your place and transfer it outside to make your room cool. Heaters and furnaces generate heat and transfer it to your home interior to give warmth in your the interior of your home.

When you use the air conditioner to cool your place especially during summer, the substance inside the coil which is in a gas state is cooled and becomes liquid through the electric energy from the power source. As the warm air comes in contact with the coil, it cools and the distributed through the ducts and out to every part of the house.

During winter, the furnace is what you depend on to keep your home interior warm. The furnace burns the electricity, oil, or gas into heat energy, and the heat then flows into your heat distribution channels, giving warmth to all the areas of your home.

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Adjusting the Thermostat

So to not keep your place too cold or too hot due to the cooling and heating systems, the heat or cold that blows out to your house can be controlled by a temperature regulator called the thermostat.

Through the thermostat, you can set the temperature that you want to attain. The bimetallic element helps the thermostat in regulating the temperature that you set to maintain the coolness or warmth of your place. When the temperature starts to decrease and become lower than your set temperature or set point, the bimetallic element expands to increase the temperature back to its normal level. When it become warmer than your set point, the substance contracts to lower the temperature until it reaches your set point. This is how the bimetallic element in your thermostat work to maintain your set point.


Operating your Classic Air Conditioning And Heating device can seem to be so easy. But behind it is complex principles of the science of converting one form of energy to another to generate heat and cold to warm or cool the interior of your house.