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Core Components

Core Components

Your HVAC system has numerous interrelated parts that keep your system running smoothly. Five of them are key components that should be routinely cleaned and maintained by an air care professional. These include the Air Ducts, Air Handler, Vents, Dryer Vents and Outdoor Condensing Unit. 

Air Ducts

Air ducts connect your HVAC system t0 vents throughout your home. Much like arteries in the body, air ducts must stay clear and clean for healthy function. If they become dirty or clogged, it will stress the HVAC system and allow toxins to travel throughout the home. Air Duct Cleaning is often used as a generic term for a variety of related services – including HVAC System inspection, cleaning and restoration as defined by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.

Air Handler

An air handler regulates and circulates air as part of an HVAC system. It is usually a large metal box containing a blower, heating or cooling elements, filter racks or chambers, sound attenuators, and dampers. Air handlers usually connect to a ductwork ventilation system that distributes the conditioned air through the building and returns it to the air handler.


Vent Grills, Registers & Diffusers comprise the HVAC’s core venting system. They direct airflow and allow the HVAC system to keep your home at a uniform, comfortable temperature. Grilles remove air from an indoor space and return it to the HVAC system for reconditioning. Registers supply conditioned air into an indoor environment. Diffusers push conditioned air into a space in a set pattern for optimal airflow distribution

Dryer Vents

Clothes dryers function by tumbling wet clothing through heated air in a rotating drum. This heated air evaporates the moisture, picks it up, and with a fan, pushes it out of the dryer. Not only that, the vent carries this moist air from the dryer to the home’s exterior. On the back of every dryer is a 4-inch diameter metal vent that expels the water-laden air. ith most dryers, you cannot blow this air into your house interior. The air is moved from the dryer to the exterior with a flexible, semi-rigid, or rigid tube. One end of this tube attaches to the dryer, and the other end attaches to a hole cut in the side of the house.

Outdoor Condensing Unit

The outdoor condenser is a vital part of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your home. While the indoor unit brings in air from your home to cool it and send it through the air ducts, the outdoor unit pulls the warm air outside. So why would you need two units? For one, your outdoor system is quite loud, something you’ve likely noticed, so it’s a good thing it’s designed to be outdoors. But mostly it’s located there because if the entire system was inside, it wouldn’t work very well., as you cannot really “produce” cooling as you can with heat. It’s not thermal energy, but a lack of heat. So if you remove heat from a space, you can cool it down. That’s how a central air conditioner works. It removes heat from the air in your home—and that heat needs somewhere to go. If it went back inside of your home, the process would be pointless. The outside unit gives the heat a place to dissipate.

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