A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is one of those things we take for granted on a daily basis. We know it is there, we appreciate what it does, but we don’t really spend much time thinking about the intricacies of the system. Are you curious about how commercial HVAC systems work and what they do? Let’s take a look.
How HVAC Systems Work
Understanding the primary functions of an HVAC system is an important part of being able to purchase or upgrade your system in the future. These are the basic functions:
Air Conditioning. Air conditions are made up of temperature, humidity, odor and movement. HVAC systems control all of these functions. Most people think of their HVAC systems as controlling temperature alone but there is much more to it than that.
Meeting Air Quality Standards. The ASHRAE, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Engineers have developed a set of standards that are to be complied with in terms of air condition and quality. HVAC systems are the only way to ensure air conditions will meet standards.
Maintaining the "Comfort Zone.” Most people prefer internal temperatures to be no lower than, in Fahrenheit, 68 degrees in the winter or 73 degrees in the summer, and no higher than 75 degrees in the winter or 79 degrees in the summer. HVAC systems allow your commercial space to stay in this zone.
With a greater understanding of what a commercial HVAC system is comprised of and how it functions, it is also important to understand the major components of a commercial HVAC system.