What is HVAC?
HVAC is a short term for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. It is the technology that has been widely used in different buildings to maintain the indoor environment. It is generally used to maintain healthy indoor air quality. Moreover, HVAC uses the principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics.
HVAC is also an integral part of all data centers. It helps monitor and maintain the right temperatures in the data centers. There is no denying data centers would collapse without having the proper HVAC system in place. It plays a pivotal role in both commercial and residential buildings. The system is designed in a way so that it can keep the environment warm in winters and cool in the scorching summers.
Most importantly it filters the air inside offering the right comfort to the occupants. Although there is a wide range of HVAC systems they all majorly work on the same principle. It works on the process of ventilation. But unlike natural ventilation, the HVAC system uses mechanical ventilation that helps the air move in and out.
Many people often concede it with the air conditioning systems but they are a lot different than others. Unlike air conditioners, HVAC not only contributes to heating or cooling the environment but also helps in maintaining ventilation. The main motive of the HVAC unit is to remove the existing heat inside the room or building.
HVAC units come in many shapes and sizes. Although the basic functions of HVAC units are the same, they differ a bit on the basis of their size.
All major HVAC units come packed with air conditioning units, ducts, moisture vents, boilers, outdoor units, etc.
So, if your data centers are not using HVAC units yet, get them installed now to reap the benefits and to maintain proper ventilation and environment.