Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
What does HVAC mean?
HVAC is a commonly used acronym which stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.These are considered the 3 potential features of a system designed to keep a building’s air at comfortable levels. This can apply to the temperature, humidity and air quality of a building. In fact it’s not just buildings where you can find Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning being used – many forms of transport now also feature a HVAC system of some sort.
Most homes and businesses in the UK will have a heating system of some sort to generate warmth during colder periods. In residential properties this will often be in the form of something like a boiler, electric heaters or heat pump.
Ventilation systems replace stale air with clean air, in order to provide a higher air quality for occupants. This improvement in quality can involve removing moisture, dust and other pollutants. This not only helps to prevent damp and mould in a building, but can also make a difference in reducing repertory complaints like asthma and hay fever.
Here in the UK it’s uncommon to have an air conditioning system in your home as we rarely see temperatures which make it a necessity. Office buildings and commercial spaces like shopping centres, restaurants and gyms are far more likely to have some form of air conditioning.
Having a HVAC System Installation
If you plan to have a HVAC system installed you should always seek the help of a registered and qualified heating engineer. This is especially crucial when it comes to having any gas based appliance like a boiler fitted, as mistakes could potentially cause fatalities.