A short history
Most of the components which are used in air-conditioning, ventilation, and heating have been in use since the 1800s. However, this industry has changed considerably since the 1980s when new standards were set by the American Society of heating, refrigerating and air-conditioning engineers. The purpose was to determine the minimum energy efficiency related to building designs. These standards are now recognized to be important milestones as far as the history of HVAC is concerned. Due to those standards, the installation of efficient HVAC systems and HVAC controllers have now become easier with the introduction of smart HVAC systems a decade or two later.
A superior system
The currently available systems are considered to be intelligent heating and cooling systems which can effectively solve many of the problems which could not be solved by conventional systems. Most residents of large buildings do not have time to constantly adjust the heat or air conditioning. The new smart HVAC systems know exactly how much heat to distribute to each section of that building. A lot of money is wasted on ineffective and inefficient HVAC systems and this is why advanced systems which are fitted with smart sensors not only in the main building but also in individual units are able to monitor not only external sources but also interior efficiency which simply makes such systems a lot more effective. There are many interesting functions of smart HVAC systems about which most people do not know and therefore researching the subject can provide people with interesting options.
Smart HVAC has to be included in the design
In most developed countries new buildings are constantly erected. Whenever a smart home or a small building is designed, it is relatively easy to include an intelligent HVAC system. This will not be the case when attempting to include a smart HVAC system in an older building because most often substantial changes have to be made. One of the first stages will be to identify all of the outdated equipment. The reason for this is that old equipment will be very unlikely to be as efficient as new technology equipment. This can be quickly seen when you analyze used equipment in your HVAC system and then compare them to smart HVAC systems. All of these have to be carefully considered and that information has to be accessible as the project proceeds. It will be helpful to do a complete energy audit on that building. It is best to employ a certified professional who will be able to educate and advise you on the situation as you go along. This process should also be able to provide you with an accurate overview of how much money and energy can be saved once the new system is in place.
Be very thorough
The process of getting data is much simpler and easier because of the Internet of things. It will even be better if you have sensor level technology that has been integrated into the building. This will allow you to determine the humidity, airflow, temperature, and other things. This can be done in each separate room or unit and it will take less time compared to manual measurements. It is important to choose wisely when it comes to inefficient HVAC systems. Systems should be chosen which can be improved when the need arises. It must be remembered that HVAC systems will differ significantly from one building to another. However, there are a few important elements which are important when it becomes necessary to make improvements to a simpler system.
Some older HVAC systems can be upgraded
There will always be certain limitations as far as older HVAC systems are concerned. It should also be noted that not all elements in a cooling or heating system can be turned into intelligent systems. Nevertheless, sometimes it is possible to turn a relatively simple system into one which is smarter and also more energy efficient. Some of the most energy-hungry elements of an HVAC system are the compressor and the air handler. The compressor is simply an electric pump which is used to compress the refrigerant. The air handler is used to blow air over either cooling or heating coils. Both of these will require a lot of energy to function properly. Replacing them with modern versions can help to save a lot of energy and also cash. It’s possible to use components which is more efficient and this can be further improved by using smart systems which ensure that these components are only functioning when they are needed.