Understanding Air Conditioning
Air conditioning and heating is also known as HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and air conditioning) To maintain the indoor air quality, this technology is applied. This technology can also be found in motor vehicles. The main reasons for the HVAC installation is so at to meet the thermal and the indoor air quality as desirable and as acceptable as possible.
Places that this technology has been adopted include residential buildings, factories, animal habitats vehicles and commercial buildings such as the hotels. Ships, marines, and submarines are also places where it has been applied. Scientifically, it is described as that process where the indoor air is exchanged and replaced with the outdoor air. There are many applications and uses of HVAC. Examples of these applications include; controlling temperature, replenishing oxygen, removal of moisture, odors, heat, dust and any other unwanted air related aspects.
HVAC can also be applied for the humidification or dehumidification of the air in the building. It also keeps the interior air on the move, thus preventing stagnation of the same. This can be applied in buildings to bring the air from outside or circulate the air within the same building. Mechanical/forced method and the natural method are the two methods of ventilation. Forced method is where the air is controlled using a mechanical device commonly known as the air handler. Its main purpose is to provide adequate indoor air quality. The natural methods entail designing the building in such a way that, the air will be flowing through the vents and thus allow circulation in the building.
For the air conditioning, the building is kept in such a way that, the air inside is at a desired temperature and humidity. It is achieved by drawing the air from outside which is cooler, and drawing out the air from the room, cooling the building in the process.
The working mechanism of the heating process is close to that of the cooling process. The only difference is that the air coming from the heater or from outside is much warmer than the air in the building. Heating is done during the cold months or the cold seasons of the year.
These are some of the things you should consider when installing the HVAC.
The cost incurred during installation. The cost should be within your means. Some of the systems are usually too sophisticated and expensive while others are just simple and cheap, with less features of course. HVAC systems exist in wide varieties for everyone.
The features installed in the system. Install the system that is easy to install, repair and maintain. Some system contain complicated features such that even finding the spare parts for the same is a problem. You should check out the additional features the system comes with such as dust absorbers, humidifiers and maybe air purifiers.