If you’re thinking about calling your local air conditioning service company for an HVAC upgrade, it may be helpful to first plan out the installation of your brand-new units. While some components of the planning process are pretty straightforward and simple to understand, you can still benefit from good old-fashioned science.
Thermodynamics studies how heat moves from one body to another, and learning a few of its basic principles might just reveal some newer and better ways to make your home more comfortable. Let our heating and cooling experts at J&M share a primer on some of these concepts before you get started on your HVAC upgrade.
The Second Law
Technically speaking, the second law of thermodynamics relates to how entropy is always increasing. However, you can apply this concept to air conditioning by substituting entropy with heat (which isn’t that far off, by the way). This means heat will always move from a place with a high temperature to a place with a lower temperature. This can be helpful when you’re organizing the layout of your cooling system around rooms that produce a lot of heat, such as a kitchen.
Hot Air Rises
When you have a house with more than one story, it’s important to factor in rising heat when planning out your HVAC system. In the winter, adding a little more heating on the lower floors and letting natural laws take over to help heat the upper floors can aid in reducing your energy bills. On the other hand, you can take the opposite route (i.e. lower temperatures upstairs) with your cooling system during warmer seasons.
Insulation is Essential
Lastly, never underestimate the essential role insulation plays in your all your heating and air conditioning plans. Proper insulation, ventilation and sealing gives you better control over how heat moves inside your home so you don’t have to worry about the temperature outdoors.
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