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HVAC, or “Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning” is most often pronounced either “H-V-A-C” or sometimes “H-vack”. “Climate Control” is another term used to describe HVAC and is a vital component in the inner-workings of larger commercial buildings, such as office buildings or industrial sites. This could include skyscrapers as well as aquatic buildings such as aquariums or nautical zoos, in which places the temperature and humidity inside needs to be closely monitored and at the same time, to maintain and healthy and safe environment. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) is rooted in the standards of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Many important and critical discoveries and inventions were made by people such as Michael Faraday, Reuben Trane, William Rankine, Willis Carrier, James Joule and Sadi Carnot amongst others. These inventions and discoveries of the elements that make up HVAC methods were intricately linked to the revolution of industrial advancements, especially in the last century. HVAC systems are constantly evolving as new methods are discovered, creating higher levels of efficiency.

As suggested by its name, there are three main tasks to be accomplished by the HVAC – heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The three are interconnected and are all seeking to supply comfort of temperature and quality of indoor air while maintaining a comfortable living or working environment in your home or business. These systems grant proper ventilation to the areas it services, as well as maintaining comfortable standards of air pressure between spaces. The process by which air is removed from certain areas and delivered to others is called room air distribution. This is, of course, the most important job of the HVAC system.

Selecting and installing the correct 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.

In buildings which are new or relatively new – within the past 10 years – the control systems, installation and design of these functions are all incorporated into at least one and sometimes more than one HVAC system. In smaller buildings, the size should be determined before selecting the HVAC system or equipment. In larger buildings, there are certain laws and safety standards which must be kept in compliance. In all size buildings, it is common to have to obtain building permits and inspections of code-compliance of the installations.

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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