The Difference Between HVAC and AC

At Air Max HVAC, we realize that many people don’t understand the differences between HVAC and air conditioning systems. Knowing the unique features of each type of system is important for communicating your needs for a building. Different types of buildings may require various systems in order to stay comfortable throughout the year.

What an HVAC System Does

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. These systems can include a furnace, air conditioner, ducts, and air quality controls. HVAC systems are designed to keep a building comfortable regardless of the temperature outside. They are often equipped with a variety of air filters to ensure that they are circulating clean air. All the air is circulated through a central system.

Standalone Air Conditioners

An air conditioner is designed to keep the air in your building cool whenever it gets hot outside. There are two types of systems that can be operated without having a central ducting system.

Window units sit in the window frame and are designed to cool single rooms or small areas. They aren’t overly energy-efficient or designed to regulate the indoor air temperature.

Ductless or mini-split systems are a great option for cooling a home without a central ducting system. They are more energy-efficient than window units but not as good as central air conditioners. These units allow you to set temperature zones in different areas of your home. They are also small, so they are often a better alternative to central cooling systems in smaller homes and buildings.

Your Heating and Cooling Specialist

Air Max HVAC is proud to serve the heating and cooling needs of residents in Burbank, Beverly Hills, and Thousand Oaks. Our locally owned and operated company maintains an A+ rating with the BBB. We value each of our customers and have certified technicians ready for jobs large and small. Our team can help with cooling and heating installation, repair, and maintenance services. To find out more about our work, give our office a call today.

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