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HVAC 101 – Fundamentals You Need to Know

The HVAC system in your commercial building is one of the most important systems you need to know about. After all, it’s responsible for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning! In this blog post, we’ll give you a crash course in all things HVAC so that you can be better informed about this crucial system.

What is an HVAC System?

An HVAC system is made up of three main components: a heater, a ventilator, and an air conditioner. The heater is responsible for heating the air in the building, the ventilator manages the airflow, and the air conditioner cools the air. All three components work together to create a comfortable indoor environment.

Commercial HVAC systems are typically much larger and more complex than those used in residential settings. That's because they need to be able to heat and cool large spaces quickly and efficiently. Most commercial HVAC systems use a central air conditioning unit connected to a series of ductwork that runs throughout the building.

How Does an HVAC System Work?

An HVAC system works by circulating air throughout the building. The air is first drawn into the system by the ventilator. Then, it passes through the heater to be warmed (or cooled if the air conditioner is turned on). Once it has been heated or cooled to the desired temperature, the air is then distributed evenly throughout the building through the ductwork using large fans.

Why is an HVAC System Important?

An HVAC system is important because it keeps indoor spaces comfortable year-round. In the summer, the air conditioner ensures that rooms are cool and free of humidity. In the winter, the heater prevents spaces from becoming too cold. Additionally, ventilation helps improve indoor air quality by circulating fresh air and removing contaminants.

A Few Quick Tips for your HVAC

Anyone can play a role in keeping your HVAC system running smoothly. Here are a few maintenance tips you should know:

  • Make sure the area around your outdoor unit is clear of debris like leaves and grass. This will help ensure good airflow and prevent potential problems down the line.

  • Inspect your building's ductwork regularly for any signs of wear or damage. Leaky or damaged ductwork can lead to inefficient heating and cooling, as well as increased energy costs.

  • Change your building's air filters regularly, according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Dirty air filters can make your HVAC system work harder than necessary, which can shorten its lifespan and lead to higher energy bills.

  • Have your HVAC system serviced by a qualified professional at least once a year. This will help ensure that any potential problems are caught early on and that your system is running at peak efficiency.

An HVAC system is a crucial part of any commercial building. Maxen can help you improve its efficiency through asset management and real time connectivity.

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