We thought we would mark the hottest day of the year (in the South East of England where, fittingly, our UK HQ is located), by creating a blog about HVAC.
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, and is a part of many modern buildings. In commercial buildings such as offices, restaurants, shops and schools, they provide a level of comfort to occupants during hot or humid weather, by cooling and dehumidifying the air. Some systems also provide heating as well as cooling, and can be used in the winter.
There are a large number of brands and systems on the market, with different features. One such feature is “heat exchange”, a method of heating air and using less energy.
The way in which HVAC systems are controlled varies. Some provide hand-held controls, and others provide in-wall control-panels. One of the existing benefits of using HDL is that you can control the HVAC from the same switch that controls the lights. This means that there is one-less switch on the wall, and your interior remains clutter-free.
From a user-perspective, control is simple and elegant. From a technical perspective, there are three different options for control of HVAC, and they are: Infrared, HVAC Module, or Coolmaster Integration.
Infrared is a simple form of control and allows the simplest AC units (non bus versions) to be operated from the wall-switch.
The HVAC module is for HVAC engineers who want to control fancoil systems directly using 0-10 and relay outputs (for qualified engineers only).
The Coolmaster product is manufactured by Coolautomation, and using the ready-made HDL driver you can control up to 64 AC units on a Daikin, Sanyo, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, LG, Fujitsu or Hitachi VRV/VRF system.
Once your system is up and running, control your HVAC locally or remotely, on timers or occupancy sensor activation. Smart-buildings have never been so complete.
If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact us for further information.