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What Does Forced Air HVAC Mean?

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What Does It Mean To Have a Forced Air HVAC System?

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When shopping for a new air conditioner or furnace, you may have come across the term “forced air” and wondered what it may mean.

Well, there are no tricks to this one. It means exactly what it sounds like.

When you have a forced air heating and cooling system, you have a system that uses a motor and a fan to blow (force) the air throughout your home via duct work.

Different Types of Forced Air Systems

Although forced air may mean only one thing, there are several different types of forced air hvac systems available today. Some of the most popular include:

  • Gas
  • Oil
  • Electric
  • Boiler

All of these terms are in relation to your furnace as that is where your blower motor and fan reside.

The blower motor and fan inside your furnace is also the same motor that works with your air conditioner to cool your home.

Most of these systems are quite efficient at heating or cooling your home on an annual basis.

Those with all electric equipment (including a heat pump) may experience higher electric bills than those with a gas furnace.

Alternatives To Forced Air HVAC

Forced air heating and cooling systems are by far the most popular option in today’s homes but they are not the only option.

If you live in a slab (single story) home, you may be utilizing baseboard heating in the winter.

Baseboard heaters are a type of radiant heat that heat your home through the use of radiating heat electric strips.

Another option is the installation of a ductless mini split system.

These systems require no duct work and are capable of both heating and cooling your home.

These units are generally very efficient and have begun to rise in popularity over the past several years.

Ductless mini split systems are great for new room additions or an attic in a home.

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