Everything You Need to Know About HVAC SystemsMarch 1st, 2016 by Airedale Cooling
An acronym for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, HVAC systems provide efficient heating and/or cooling for commercial and industrial properties. From office buildings and skyscrapers to warehouses and hospitals, HVAC systems help improve climate control and comfort levels inside buildings where the wellbeing of occupants is paramount.
This article will explain how a HVAC system operates and its purpose, so you can learn more about how your premises may benefit from having this system installed.
How does a HVAC system work?
As with most climate control devices, a HVAC system is made up of three main components:
When it comes to the heating aspect of a HVAC system, this is typically provided via a heat pump, furnace or boiler. Whilst a furnace works by burning fuel to circulate warm air throughout the room, a heat pump operates similarly to an air conditioner in reverse.
Conversely, cool air can be provided via two methods: air conditioners and heat pumps in cooling mode, both of which remove the heat in the room. These systems use refrigerants for cooling the air inside the building, as well as removing any excess humidity to ventilate the space.
Forming the V in the acronym, the ventilation part of a HVAC system replaces stale air and smells from inside the building with fresh outdoor air. As such, it removes some of the heat, dust, carbon dioxide and moisture for the space and replenishes it with fresh air.
Not only that, it also works as an efficient humidifier by removing excess humidity inside the rooms to improve the quality of air.
- Temperature control
All HVAC systems are controlled using a thermostat which is programmed to suit the required temperature of those in the room. It will then maintain this set temperature for the required duration of time, ensuring optimum comfort for employees, visitors and the general public.
As such, the convenience of this system means the temperature can be regulated by the simple press of a button, so you’ll have no problem achieving your desired heating or cooling levels for however long you wish.
What types of HVAC systems are available?
The primary aims of a HVAC system are to make the indoor space of your building more comfortable and habitable for those inside. To suit the size and specifications of your property, there are a selection of HVAC systems available, including:
- Heating and air conditioning split system: a classic design, the components of split systems are fitted both inside and outside the building.
- Packaged heating and air conditioning system: this compact design is ideally suited for buildings without space for the separate components of split systems.
Here at Airedale Cooling, we aim to achieve optimal living and working environments with our high quality products and specialist installations. This includes:
- Wall mounted air conditioning
- Ceiling cassette air conditioning
- Floor mounted air conditioning
- Ducted air conditioning
- VRV/VRF air conditioning
- Heat pumps
- Commercial refrigeration
Not only that, we also offer thorough air conditioning maintenance and repair services, should your system suffer from damage or general wear and tear. To find out more about any of our services or products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team today – we are always happy to help.