Taking care of your heating furnace, air conditioning system, and plumbing can be your most important and costly household duties. Climate control and plumbing have actually been around for millennia, but in the past century, both have greatly advanced technologically, making their maintenance more complex and important. Plumbing has been around since about 2750 BC, and the word “plumbing” actually comes from the Latin word for lead, since most pipes in Roman times were made from lead, rather than copper.
Heating and cooling units for homes are a fairly modern invention. The cooling window unit was actually invented in the 1930s, but it took much longer for it to become affordable for most people. Since then, air conditioning has become such a dominant feature of modern life that a commentator in 1947 declared that air conditioning was the greatest contribution to civilization, and that the US lead the way in its use. Though heating through fire and hearths has been around since time immemorial, modern home heating furnaces have also grown up during this time.
“Electricity” is a vague term that refers to energy transfers that happen as electrons move. Electricity in its different forms has been what has driven the sudden evolution in home climate control. Most air conditioning units and heating furnaces run on electricity in some form. Heating furnace repairs and HVAC repairs center around proper care of the complex, electricity based equipment that basically all modern heating and cooling systems use to function. Most electrical equipment is complicated, so it is difficult to do on your own and requires maintenance and repair by an experienced professional. However, because of how much central air and heating units are used, there are many professionals out there that can help you with your heating and cooling issues. Read this for more.