The Right HVAC Equipment and Tools

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by Jean
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Building contractors and HVAC technicians must be armed with the right HVAC equipment and tools to get the job done right. In fact, the right equipment is important in making sure that the project proceeds as smoothly as can be expected. And so, if you are building a new house, you might want to know about the different tools that HVAC providers need so that you are not left in the dark about the things that will eventually be installed in your home.

There are specific tools for specific projects. However, there are basic tools that all HVAC technicians need. What are these?

The first piece of equipment that will be brought to your home is an air conditioner. This air conditioner extracts heat or provides it in order to maintain the temperature of air indoors. Of course, it follows that this device should come with air filters to prevent pollutants and allergens from circulating in the indoor air. Other homes may require boilers to provide heat or to boil water. A boiler comes with a circulation pump to make sure that the system works efficiently.

Another piece of equipment the HVAC technicians need is a diffuser. This diffuser is also called an outlet vent. The vent is responsible for ensuring proper ventilation in all the right places. This means that all the rooms in your home receive even amounts of hot or cool air. Without the presence of diffusers, you can have really cold spaces in your house while the other areas receive pleasantly warm air. Technicians can choose from several materials like fabric, fiberglass, phenolic insulation panels, polyurethane and flexible ducting.

The next piece of equipment that an HVAC technician installs is piping for water distribution. Now, depending on water distribution plan designed by the technicians, the piping can be made of copper, steel, concrete, glass, fiberglass, plastic and other materials. The valves that are also put in place regulate water flow to help lower gas and water bills.  

After the basic equipment is installed, then the technicians need to install an HVAC control system. Generally, it should be placed in a convenient location for easy access. In most homes, technicians put in electric panels as the control system. Along with the basic equipment, technicians also need other tools to make the heating and cooling system work efficiently. As such the following need to be installed as well: an anemometer, a manometer, a digital clamp meter, a thermometer, and a gas leak detector.

To cut a long story short, you can depend on your HVAC contractor to know a great deal about the different tools and equipment needed for the job. When you take the time to know these different tools, you can have a better understanding of how an HVAC system works, which gives you more confidence to operate the system when you already have it in your home.


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