Natural Ventilation Ideas for Existing Homes

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Already built a marvelous home have you? How well does it ventilate on its own? When the temperature outside isn’t all that high or low, does your home stay relatively comfortable on its own with the need of a HVAC system or air conditioning? If not, then you did not take natural ventilation into account when building your home. Fret not though because there are easy hacks you can implement…

Indoor Air Quality Matters!

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Let’s have a detailed look at indoor air quality, and why it is considered as the most important metric to adjudge HVAC systems today. According to SecretsOfRedGate.com, it’s important to use quality metrics that deliver the most important aspects of maintaining and measuring the quality of indoor HVAC systems. Well, this was not much of an issue about four to five decades earlier when the general air quality was deemed…

A Glimpse at Hydronics-Based Systems

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For those who have never heard about the concept of hydronics, it is basically the system of heat distribution in pipes, pumps, HVAC systems and so on, that is functional purely on the basis of using a liquid source of distribution of heat. So it need not necessarily be water that is the medium of heat exchange here. It could also be any other good conductor of heat such as…

A Matter Of Concern For The Environment

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We are all aware of the fact that the earth’s stock of fossil fuels is very limited. On the other hand, we have the human population exploding and the need for HVAC systems is really spiraling up with every passing year.   With increase of industrialization and development of countries, people are always on the lookout for the luxuries of life. For a large chunk of the population in developed…

Understanding Heating

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The crudest version of the heater can be traced back to Japan, somewhere around the 1950s. The underlying concept of an industrial boiler, furnace or residential heat pump is all the same. While solid and liquid fuel like coal and gasoline were used earlier, the same has come to be replaced by electricity. Not only is electricity a more efficient way of powering heat pumps, but also doesn’t create the…

Getting Into The Depth Of HVAC

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Our knowledge of HVAC is mostly confined to what it is short for- Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning. Now without HVAC, most of our public buildings would virtually have been inhabitable. The concept of HVAC tends to be generalized to heating or cooling only. But such is not the case. We also have the very important and indispensable aspect of ventilation at play. So what is the significance of ventilation in…

How does a Heat Pump work?

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Not many of us are aware of the fact that heat pumps are the basic building units of all our modern-day heating and cooling systems like geysers, heaters and air conditioners. No matter how small or big the actual system is, you can be dismantle it to discover that it is the basic functionality of heat pumps at play. Now, how does a heat pump work? Well, that’s quite an…