Forced Air Cooling

  • October 4, 2019

How Forced Air Cooling Systems Work

If you are looking to improve indoor air quality in your home, you may come across forced air cooling systems. Wondering why they are so popular and why so many people are installing them? Keep on reading!

What is Forced Air System?

A forced air system uses a heat pump or furnace to heat air and to disperse it through the ductwork and vents. 

The temperature is regulated using a thermostat. Cold air is pulled into the forced air cooling system, and filtered. The air filter removes dust, pollen and other allergens before blowing the air through an air handler, which uses the heat of the furnace. The blower motor then spreads the heat through the ducts.

If your primary source of heat is a heat pump, it will pull heat out of the air at the outdoor unit. This air will be passed through the unit’s refrigerant lines, the air handler, and then into the ducts. 

“With a forced-air system, a furnace warms air, an air conditioner cools air, a heat pump either warms or cools air, and then a blower forces the heated or cooled air through the system and out into the living spaces”

Benefits of Forced Air Cooling Systems

Forced air cooling systems are great for homeowners who wish to control the temperature and indoor air quality in their homes. Some of the stand-out benefits include:

Combined heating and cooling in one system. Only forced air systems can combine cooling and heating through the same ductwork. Cooling can be achieved by distributing central air conditioning throughout a home.

Energy efficiency. Regulatory bodies require that forced air systems have a higher energy efficiency rating than older systems. This ensures that your forced air cooling system provides efficient heating without wasting any heat or costing unnecessary money in heating bills.

Air quality and comfort. Forced air cooling systems can improve air quality in your home, provided you follow a regular furnace filter maintenance schedule. Air filters help trap airborne particles and allergens that can cause allergies and asthma. To further enhance the comfort in your home, consider adding a humidifier or dehumidifier to your forced air cooling system to help control humidity levels. 

Hoerner Heating & Plumbing is a leader in the field of Forced Air Systems.

Optimal Performance of Forced Air Cooling Systems

Though minor, the main reason why some people opt against forced air cooling systems, is due to the noise levels. Sometimes, you can hear the system turning on, the whirring of the fans and the air being expelled through the vents. 

Apart from the noise level, it is important to ensure that the ductwork and filters are regularly maintained, or else you may have issues with uneven air distribution and an unhealthy environment. 

When you need help deciding on a forced air cooling system or to have your system maintained, speak to Hoerner Heating & Plumbing.