HVAC systems include some components for heating up an indoor environment. This increases the temperatures inside to make the living conditions more comfortable during the colder months of the year. The heating through a HVAC system is usually done through a central heating system. A boiler or heat pump is used to generate heat to the building. The central heating system will pump water through pipes and is released through radiators to raise the temperature of a room.
However, more recently properties can also be heated via the use of air conditioning units. Many people don’t realise that a lot of modern air conditioning units can be used for heating as well as cooling. They are capable of providing heat, with a greater output than traditional heating systems while using less energy to do it. It’s just one of the many ways you can help to reduce your energy costs along with your carbon footprint.
There are various types of heating systems and legislation so be sure to get in touch if you have any questions!
The ventilation part of a HVAC system will guarantee that there is a constant stream of fresh air circulating within a building. It is seen today as one of the most important elements of any building and work environment. It ensures the air within said building is replaced with cleaner air from outside by extracting the dirty air through extract fans.
Ventilation plays a vital role in influencing air quality, energy efficiency, controlling odours and gases and inhibits the spread of respiratory diseases (such as Covid-19). The built-in air filter will ensure no fumes, moisture or harmful particles enter the flow of air being circulated, meaning you’ll be breathing in clean air constantly.
If you would like to find out more about all types of ventilation systems in buildings, we have a complete guide underlining everything there is to know!
The final element of a HVAC system is air conditioning, and it too plays an important role. It’s a common misconception that air conditioning systems purely cool the air inside a building, when in fact, there are many more positives. Not only is air conditioning used to cool an indoor environment, it can be used for heating as previously mentioned and it also helps to control humidity. This is seriously marvellous on a hot and muggy day and also helps to protect building fabrics and extend the overall lifecycle of a building.
There are a wide range of air conditioning systems available to suit your needs, depending on your requirements. We have a guide on How to choose an air conditioning system, which will hopefully answer all of your air conditioning questions!
The benefits of a HVAC system.
HVAC systems of all types do come with their benefits: