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You’ve probably wondered a time or two what HVAC actually is! It is an acronym standing for “Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning and is usually pronounced “H-V-A-C” or “H-vack”. Another term that is often used in explaining HVAC is “climate control”. This is usually the term that is used when dealing with commercial air conditioners, such as office buildings, shopping malls or hotels. It would also include aquatic or marine buildings such as aquariums, where the humidity inside needs to be monitored while also providing a safe and healthy environment.

As deduced by its name, the HVAC has three main jobs to perform: heating, ventilating and air conditioning. All three are vital and work together to provide quality of indoor air at a comfortable temperature. HVAC also provides proper ventilation to the home or building as well as maintaining the air pressure at a comfortable level between the spaces. Room air distribution is the process through which air is transported from one area to another. Room air distribution is the foundational job of the HVAC system.

The foundations of heating, ventilating and air conditioning are the standards of heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. There have been many vital and important inventions and discoveries made over the years. These inventions have been intimately linked to the industrial revolution especially in the last one hundred years. HVAC systems evolve constantly as new techniques are discovered or invented. This results in higher levels of efficiency for the consumer.

In relatively new commercial or large-scale buildings, all of the functions of the HVAC system, the control systems, design and installation are all integrated into one and sometimes several HVAC systems. In all sizes of buildings, the size of the building will be taken into consideration before the HVAC is selected. This ensures that the correct size is selected for the size of the building. The law and legal standards that much be kept will also be taken into consideration. It is common that you would have to obtain building permits for the installation of HVAC systems and there will be inspections to ensure that you are in compliance with the codes and mandates.

Selecting the appropriate size of HVAC system is of the utmost importance. It is imperative that a calculation of load circulation is performed prior to the selection and installation of an HVAC unit. This will enable you to properly choose the device which will meet all your heating and cooling needs. Once the calculation is made, the proper size of HVAC can be installed, thus ensuring maximum comfort, the lowest possible operating cost as well as proper humidity control.

The effectiveness of the HVAC system has an enormous influence on numerous issues in your home or building. You will experience the consequences of an HVAC system that is not functioning properly in some of the following ways:

  • Possibility of the formation of mold in your home or building
  • Increased energy bills
  • If left untreated for too long, the result could the leakage of Carbon Monoxide
  • Uncomfortable setting in which to live or do business
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