Over the many years of experience we've had in the HVAC industry, we've noticed that the average homeowner has a limited understanding of the basic operation of even the most common of heating, cooling and water heating systems within their home. As a homeowner it's in your best interest to have this knowledge, especially when having to decide between purchase or repair options available to you when your current equipment is nearing the end of its life expectancy. As such, we've provided a few basic diagrams that show an easy to understand, simplified version of a few of these systems so you have the opportunity to make a more informed decision, when the time comes. These illistrations are for informational purposes only. Please keep in mind, that these are simple gereralized overviews of standard configurations. These are not scale representations and may vary from the actual systems in your home.

Should you be experiencing a problem with any of your equipment, please do not attempt to fix the problem yourself. These are not guides for repair. Rather, call a licenced professional in your area.

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 Basic Forced Air Furnace Function w/Air Conditioning

This diagram illustrates the airflow through basic ductwork. Airflow direction starting at return air inlet grates through air cleaner, furnace and air conditioning coil, and final distribution through supply air duct and vents.

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Standard Water Heater Function

This diagram illustrates the flow of cold, inlet water to the gas fired water heater and distributing outlets, and heated water discharged from the water tank to outlets.

 

 

 

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Standard Tankless Water Heater Function w/Circulating Loop

This diagram illustrates the airflow through basic ductwork. Airflow direction starting at return air inlet grates through air cleaner, furnace and air conditioning coil, and final distribution through supply air duct and vents.

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Standard Tankless Water Heater Function

This diagram illustrates the flow of cold, inlet water to the gas fired tankless water heater and distributing outlets, and heated water discharged from the tankless water heater to outlets. Note: When the system is not in use, no heated water is in system. All unheated water must be expelled before heated water becomes available.

At Heroes we believe keeping our customers informed. So if you have a question about these or any other of the pieces of HVAC equipment in your home, we incourage you to contact us, and we'll do our best to help.

 

Contact us today at: info@heroeshvac.com or by calling 905-424-0465