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Climate control equipment
Special systems, designed to enhance the human livelihood, have evolved from high-end appliances to systems of vital necessity – climate control equipment. It is designed with human needs in mind and aims to improve the indoor climate.
Thanks to modern climate technology, you can feel comfortable no matter what the weather is like outside.
Most people who understand building services are familiar with the term HVAC, which means heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. HVAC management started in the second century and was used in Roman cities where it was referred to as the hypocaust.
Eventually, HVAC controls became more prominent and became important during the industrial revolution as large factories started using HVAC systems. HVAC controls the climate in residential, commercial buildings, and other facilities.
Although HVAC is commonly referred to as climate control, the term has shifted to energy management. HVAC controls include regulating heating systems, radiators, chimneys, fans, air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air filters.
Main types of climate control equipment
Depending on the functions it performs, such equipment can be divided into the following systems:
- Air conditioning;
In order for a person to feel comfortable in a room, the air temperature should be between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius; the relative humidity should be 50-70%. Moreover, the air must be clean and ionic. Only in this climate can people live and work comfortably.
The HVAC concept
The HVAC concept refers to the various systems used to move air between indoor and outdoor areas and for heating and cooling in both residential and commercial buildings. These are systems that keep warm and comfortable in winter and cool and fresh in summer.
They are also systems that filter and purify indoor air to keep health and humidity levels at optimum comfort levels
The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system of any building is similar to the human respiratory system. It controls the movement, quality, and temperature of the air to ventilate, warm, and cool the body.
Energy is consumed by the parts of the system that heat and cool the air, and the movement of air by fans requires energy.
Air or water is heated or cooled by direct contact with heat or refrigerants and pushed through passageways (ducts or pipes), exiting through outlets or vents until it has passed through the entire structure.
The air or water then returns to its source to be heated or cooled again.
Carefully designed ventilation schemes promote circulation, provide fresh air and control the build-up of carbon dioxide (a by-product of human respiration), carbon monoxide (from combustion sources), and other toxic gases from building materials and domestic activities.
Well-designed heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, passive filters, insulation, and gravity make the system more efficient and effective. New conservation methods and systems using alternative energy sources are being developed to improve efficiency.
Heat can be direct or forced air in nature. Direct systems discharge heat directly into the room, using hydronic (steam or hot water) or electric underfloor heating systems, baseboards, or radiators.
Forced-air systems heat air in a furnace, using gas or electricity, and then blow it throughout the building using one or more fans. Forced-air heating relies on the ‘return’ of cold air to the furnace.
Many forced-air systems have two sets of ducts and outlets – one circulating hot air and one with vents on or near the floor to return the sinking cold air.
Heat can also be generated by a ‘heat pump’ (also called a heat exchanger), a more efficient generator that uses compression and condensation to remove heat from the air in cooler weather.
Heat pumps can use air or ground (geothermal) heat, but lose efficiency when the outside temperature is much lower or warmer than the indoor air, making them an effective addition to HVAC systems in some areas.
Central air conditioning is basically a one-way heat pump.
Environmental engineers and other climate control professionals often use “HVAC-R” or heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration in place of older HVAC systems because refrigeration has become so important to HVAC systems.
Conventional air conditioning units consist of a compressor and a condenser, which forces the cooled refrigerant through a box called an ‘air vent’ in the building ventilation system, using a fan in the furnace to direct the cooled air through ductwork to the existing ventilation ducts.
A heat pump is basically a two-way air conditioner, and heat pumps produce more efficient air conditioners than heaters.
Where ductwork does not work (due to hydronic or electric direct heat systems), either a ventilation system or specialized systems known as ‘mini ductwork’ or ‘mini split’ ductless air conditioning must be installed.
These systems use small ducts that use high-pressure fans, or the refrigerant itself is routed to an air blower with a fan in each room being cooled.
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