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. We can also find this technology in vehicles.  To meet the indoor air qualities, one can opt to install the HVAC system.

This technology has been widely used in almost all the buildings that require the enhancement of the indoor air quality.  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.  Some of these 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.  The process can be adopted such that the air can come from outside or circulation can be done with the air within the building.  Ventilation methods can be subdivided into two- mechanical/forced method and the natural method.  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, check it out!

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.

Heating process has an almost similar working mechanism as that of cooling process.  The difference can be seen in the air characteristics, the inside and the outside air. During the cold months or seasons of the year, that is when heating is done.

Considerations that should be made during the installation of HVAC include ;

The cost incurred during installation. The cost should be affordable. Some of the systems are usually too sophisticated and expensive while others are just simple and cheap, with less features of course. Pocket friendly HVAC appliances exist for all kinds of people. Watch this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoJnJMYcsSs for more details about HVAC.

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.   Additional features such as the dust absorbers, humidifiers and air purifiers are an added advantage.


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