Everyone knows how important an air conditioning unit is for maintaining a comfortable home or workspace year-round. An HVAC system consists of many parts, but the “V” in HVAC tends to be the most mysterious part for consumers.
Why is Ventilation important?
At its basis, ventilation is vital for the comfort of your home. But it is responsible for more than that. Ventilation is also important for keeping your air quality high and without significant ventilation, people in the home or office space can experience health risks.
Most are familiar with all the components including heating, cooling as well as humidification and dehumidification. Just how does ventilation add to the comfort of your home? It is about adding the proper amount of fresh air from outdoors to the interior air in your area. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), ventilation is one of the most important components of an air conditioning unit. Without ventilation, a room lacks fresh air and may become stagnant and uncomfortable.
If you live or work in an older building, it’s most likely that outdoor air is seeping inside with leaking ducts, improperly insulated wall surfaces, as well as poorly sealed doors and windows. As a result of this, you are sacrificing the energy efficiency of your HVAC unit. If air from outside can easily enter the house, then the air conditioning unit has to work harder to cool your house during the summer and heat your house during the summer. In addition to this, if the air is leaking into the house then cool air is also leaking out.
Controlling Air Flow
As we discussed, when too much outside air is coming in, that can hinder the performance of your A/C system (and your A/C comfort) and increase your energy expenses. It can also create an imbalance in the air conditioning system in your home if more air is coming in than going out.
Inadequate fresh air makes a room stuffy and even trap odors, moisture, and contaminants.
The EPA suggests making use of mechanical ventilation to prevent the accumulation of odors, excess moisture, and pollutants in your space. Odors are frustrating and in a workplace, can cost a lot. Moisture can lead to other problems: mold growth, as well as additional damage to furnishings, equipment, and finishings.
REGULATING THE RESOURCE OF FRESH AIR
Why is this vital for HVAC convenience? If your home or business happens to be located beside a restaurant, or a gas station, or an industrial center, you want to prevent odors from your neighbor moving right into your space. The ideal mechanical ventilation system can be created to locate intakes beyond your building and as far as possible from the sources of odors and pollutants.
Exhaust places are just as vital. You do not want moisture-laden air disposed of right into an area where it can cause damage. Additionally, you don’t want odors and pollutants where family members or employees will certainly be breathing them in.
This is why it’s so vital to pick an A/C company that recognizes the “V” in HVAC in addition to heating as well as air conditioning.
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