Ventilation and Air Conditioning: Understanding Their Connection in Your Building

Your ventilation is important because it accomplishes the movement of air within your home or commercial building. When properly combined with an air conditioning system, air quality is enhanced through temperature control, sufficiently supplied oxygen, and the removal of contaminants. Contaminants include dust or bacteria which are commonly found in a structure. Proper aeration also removes resident smells and moisture. Ventilation and air conditioning combine to provide healthy internal conditions for all individuals occupying a space. Quality can be greatly reduced if your unit is not working appropriately. You should ensure all ventilating components are installed correctly initially as well as serviced throughout use.

HVAC Replacements: How Does Aeration Affect Performance?

The transfer of air takes place both inside and outside of a building. It is extremely important to ensuring good air quality in any structure. Very humid areas require more energy to remove moisture and contaminants. The number of people residing in a structure also determines how effective ventilation should be. Larger groups cause higher amounts of carbon dioxide which must be replaced with oxygen continuously. HVAC replacements may be recommended if all other exchange components are functioning correctly. Ductwork, registers, and internal unit components all play a part in this process.

Ventilation can be mechanical, natural, or hybrid. Mechanical flow is accomplished through an air handling unit or fans. Natural exchange occurs when mechanical systems are not utilized to exchange internal with external air. One of the simplest methods is opening windows. Hybrid ventilation involves alternating multiple methods or using them together. Weather conditions affect the amount of natural aeration a building can utilize. This makes mechanical methods a necessity in many areas. Atlanta area structures in particular must have forced ventilation to handle high temperatures and humidity.

The amount of ventilation a building receives greatly depends upon system design. Return mechanisms need to be placed at appropriate distances so contaminants do not mix with clean air entering the building. Improperly placed return mechanisms also decrease the overall efficiency of an HVAC system. A poor design can lead to the need for HVAC replacements. If components within the system are not properly installed, circulation can be hindered. This causes pressure differences which can also create cross contamination. Exhaust outlets placed too closely together may encourage the re-entry of contaminants into a building. All decrease the quality of air being pushed into a structure. These possible complications make it very important to have a qualified professional install and maintain a system.

Ventilation and air conditioning provide a comfortable as well as a safe environment for all people occupying the structure. It is important to have someone qualified install the cooling unit so all ductwork, registers, fans, and other aeration mechanisms match the system being installed. Bardi technicians have been trained to install, test, and service every aspect of a cooling system. We can check your current unit to ensure it is functioning appropriately for a safer Atlanta home or business environment. Contact our professionals to find out how we can improve or sustain your current system ventilation.


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