HVAC systems play a vital role in our homes and businesses, providing us with comfort and increased productivity. Today we’ll explore the four main goals of HVAC systems: comfort of occupants, increase in productivity, building & equipment durability, and maintaining pressurization between hazardous and non-hazardous areas.
Comfort of Occupants
The first goal of HVAC systems is to provide comfort for occupants. This is achieved by regulating the temperature and humidity levels in a space. If the temperature is too high or too low, it can cause discomfort and even health problems. Maintaining the proper temperature and humidity levels is essential for occupant comfort.
Increase in Productivity
The second goal of (commercial) HVAC systems is to increase productivity. This is achieved by keeping occupants comfortable and providing them with fresh, clean air to breathe. Poor indoor air quality can cause a variety of health problems that can lead to absenteeism and decreased productivity in a business setting as well as contribute to lethargy at home . Studies have shown that employees who are comfortable and have access to fresh air are more productive than those who don’t.
Building & Equipment Durability
The third goal of HVAC systems is to protect buildings and equipment from damage. This is done by maintaining the proper temperature and humidity levels inside a building. If the temperature or humidity levels get too high or too low, it can damage infrastructure and equipment and cause premature deterioration of building materials.
Maintaining Pressurization Between Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Areas
The fourth goal of HVAC systems is to maintain pressurization between hazardous and non-hazardous areas. This is essential for protecting occupants from dangerous fumes or gases that may be present in some areas of a building. By maintaining proper pressurization, HVAC systems ensure that hazardous gases are kept away from people and that fresh air is circulated properly throughout a space.
HVAC systems play a vital role in our homes, providing us with comfort and increased productivity. We explored the four main goals of HVAC systems and each of these goals is essential for creating a safe and comfortable environment in our homes and businesses.