Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning – How Are They Related?

When you think of the major systems used to keep your home functioning, you might assume your plumbing, heating, and air conditioning are all related. While the two are vitally important to run an efficient home, they are two separate systems. Here’s an overview of what each does. This can help you determine who to call when either system needs repair. 

Plumbing

When your home was built, pipes were installed for two purposes:

  • To carry freshwater into the home for you to use
  • To carry wastewater out of the home

If you’ve ever had a problem with your plumbing system and lost the use of water for a short time, you know how vital plumbing is for a functioning house. 

HVAC

The HVAC system consists of heating, air conditioning, and ventilation. It includes the furnace, air conditioner, and ductwork to move conditioned air to every room in your home. Without a modern HVAC system, you’d have to find independent resources to condition the air in every room. Ventilation makes it possible to stay comfortable no matter where you are in your home. 

Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning - How Are They Related?

Why the two are often thought to be related

Many homeowners assume the two systems are interrelated because of how problems surface. 

You may notice a nasty smell coming from the vents. Maybe you notice it around the drain in the kitchen too. Foul odors can often weave their way around the home, making it difficult to determine where they’re coming from. 

Once you find the problem, rest assured that it won’t impact the other once you fix one system. The systems don’t use the same components. 

We have experts in both plumbing and HVAC, and are happy to help you with all of your plumbing and HVAC needs. To ensure both are working optimally, schedule regular maintenance visits to keep both working their best. 

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