Learn the Basics of How HVAC Systems Works

The primary purpose of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems is to make an enclosed building with better air quality. HVAC system will make the air clean, odor-free and controls the humidity, temperature and airflow within convenient levels. This type or air conditioning system is often installed in commercial and business buildings.

It is important to learn the basics of how HVAC systems works. This is not only for HVAC technicians but for anyone who need to install this kind of system for their business. Certainly, you need to have at least basic knowledge of what you are adding to your investment.

There are numerous ways to make certain that the work environment is safe and comfortable to work in. Controlling air quality is one of these factors. The general acceptable comfortable level of air conditioning is between 73 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit during summer and 68 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit during winter. Meanwhile, the acceptable humidity is 50% while the air speed is 30 ft. per minute or lower.

Before you learn the basics of how HVAC systems works, you need to know more about heat and heat transfer. Bear in mind that heat is energy in molecular form and moving. Basically, heat will flow from a hotter material to a cooler material. If there is temperature difference between two materials, there will be heat transfer.

In comparison with conventional cooling and heating methods, HVAC systems can be easily controlled and are more energy-efficient. You can choose to install “zonal” control that will allow the system to accurately regulate the temperature and humidity in certain areas or rooms in a building.

Most HVAC systems has two main components – an internal evaporator coil and an external condenser. These two parts work together to regulate temperature, dehumidify the room or make the room warmer through installed ducts and ventilation points in the building. You can easily get these two parts in one single unit, based on your certain needs. Ask your HVAC provider if this option is suitable for your needs.

After you learn the basics of how HVAC systems works, be sure to find qualified air-conditioning professionals to help you in the installation, maintenance and repair of the machine. Regular inspections must be performed at least once a year and make certain that it is running properly. Only professionals can determine problems and resolve problems such as high levels of humidity, excessive noise and unregulated temperature.

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