HVAC - Heating, ventilation and air conditioning: 3 in 1
HVAC refers to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, three functions now combined into one. The acronym stands for the different technologies, systems and machines used to create the ideal indoor environment in offices, homes, public transport and elsewhere. HVAC systems should conform to environmental regulations in order for their operation to improve comfort by causing no harm to nature. Air conditioning systems are a must-have equipment in modern buildings as they allow for energy efficient heating and ventilation while also regulating humidity levels.
Heating and ventilation is the main application of HVAC systems. In general, these systems are meant to provide heating and cooling services to residential and commercial buildings. Various types of transport vehicles also rely on heating systems to secure the comfort of the passengers in all weather conditions, all in accordance with industry standards.
Heating systems have become the required industry standard for proper construction of new residential and commercial buildings. Contemporary HVAC systems are more efficient and quieter than previous window air conditioning units, for example.
Ventilation systems allow cooled, heated or dehumidified air to flow through a series of air ducts to all the rooms in the property. Central ventilation systems are quiet and convenient when it comes to cooling the entire premises.
Water technologies for efficient heating
Water technologies for heating involve the installation of a central heating furnace boiler that transports hot water currents, via pipes, to radiators located in different rooms in the house. Heating is generated by burning either natural gas or biomass, transferring heat energy to water as it flows through the pipes.
A heat exchanger is a device that passes heat energy between two liquids without allowing them to come into contact. A good heat exchanger will transfer heat in such a way that the main heated fluid maintains its temperature as much as possible. Refrigerators and air conditioners also use heat exchangers, but in the opposite direction. Unlike central heating water technologies, they capture heat from where it is unwanted, then pump it out through the system.
Energy Efficiency Matters
With fuel prices on the rise, a cost-effective and energy efficient heating system is of major importance for both residential and commercial property owners.
Over 50 percent of the average family’s utility bill is spent goes for heating and cooling and water supplies. One can save on energy and HVAC only if the property is located in an amazingly temperate climate, which is rarely the case.
HVAC systems have improved their energy efficiency over the years. Upgrading to the latest HVAC equipment – and properly cleaning and maintaining it once installed – can both boost comfort and save a large amount of the money usually spent on heating and ventilation.
A holistic approach to heating and cooling has a great impact on energy efficiency. Proper upgrades with insulation, thermostat, heat pump and furnace can results in reducing energy bills by 50%.
Using renewable energy is another cost-efficient way to supply energy to a property, all while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Installing renewable heating technologies is also financially supported by many governments around the world. As fuel prices continue to rise, installing renewable technology - solar water heat pumps, water turbines, air source heat pumps, and so on – pays off in the long run.