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Everything You Need to Know About HVAC Systems [Infographic]

by: | 03/25/2013 Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

A few years ago, I bought my first house. I quickly discovered that the furnace was dead upon entry.

But it was a DEA-seized grow house and foreclosure, so the furnace was the least of our problems. For the first two months after the closing, we worked ceaselessly to fix up the house in a maximum room temperature of 58 degrees. Not particularly fun. Then we hired a great, family-owned HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) firm, Atlas Heating, to bring in a brand-new, high-efficiency furnace and learned that the previous owners had ripped out all the duct work on the first level and sealed up the vents. Good times!

I realized that there’s a lot to know about HVAC systems, particularly if you want to avoid $400-plus energy bills every month. Line//Shape//Space’s latest infographic taught me a whole lot about HVAC systems. (Wait, you mean I actually have to maintain it?!)

So whether you’re an HVAC firm in need of a quick, digestible way of showing potential clients what they need to know about fresh-air flow, or you just have an HVAC system in your house, this one’s for you.

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Do you work in the design or drafting space and have an idea for an infographic? Let us know!

Kylee Swenson Gordon

Kylee Swenson Gordon is a writer, editor, musician, admirer of great design, and content marketing manager for the Small Business team at Autodesk.

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samirhusen
samirhusen

i want to learn this HVAC....graphic designing

tutleyjr
tutleyjr

Don't forget radiant heating.  Used extensively in NYC.  

LineShapeSpace
LineShapeSpace moderator

@tutleyjr Thanks for the tip! We'll have more HVAC-related articles in the future, so stay tuned.