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BASICS OF CONSTRUCTION HVAC

In laymen terms, an HVAC system is essentially a heating, cooling, and ventilating system that regulates the temperature and air in buildings or homes. Its main purpose is to ensure a comfortable indoor environment. Let's take a look at some of the basics

  • Gas, oil, coal and electricity enable heating.
  • Chiller, gas air conditioner, electric air conditioner, and electric heat pump allow cooling.

MOST COMMON TYPES OF UNITS HVAC

Hybrid Heat Split System: Similar to traditional split systems, hybrid heat systems us ducts, furnaces and evaporator coils. Unlike traditional split systems, it has a heat pump that enables electricity powered heating and cooling possible.
Packaged heating and cooling systems: If you are tight on space, packaged heating and air conditioning systems are a great option. They combine two units into one, making it extremely compact.
Heating and Air Conditioning Split System: One of the most common HVAC systems, these split units include cooling refrigerant and gas furnaces. In this type of system, multiple parts are both outside and inside the building or home. It can be controlled and adjusted by a thermostat.
Heat Pumps: Heat pump systems are both environmentally friendly and efficient. They extract heat from the cold air, use refrigerant, and then pump heat throughout a building or home.
Forced Air System:A forced air system circulates air through its ductwork and fans. Air is sucked out of a building, cooled or heated, then pushed back through the duct system. This system uses an air conditioner and furnace coils.
Multiple Zone HVAC System:A multiple zone system is an excellent choice for an office building. There are various controls that allow you to adjust the temperature in certain rooms and floors without changing the temperature in other rooms and floors.
As you can see, there is quite a variety of systems available on the market today, and these are only a few of the options! There is no simple answer when deciding what type of HVAC system is right for what building. Often there are multiple options that are a good fit. The first step in determining the right choice for your building is to educate yourself. Once you have a basic understanding of HVAC systems, you’ll be able to make an informed well thought out decision!