- Definition: HVAC systems provide control of the interior temperature, humidity, air movement, and air quality within the structure. A well-designed system is comprised of a number of components including boilers, chillers, guestroom units, large roof mounted units, air handling units, and cooling towers.
- Example: Types of HVAC systems in guest rooms include: PTAC (packaged terminal air conditioners), VTAC (vertical terminal air conditioners) and VRF (variable refrigerant flow).
Air Handling Unit
- Definition: A heating and/or cooling distribution mechanism that channels warm or cool air to different parts of a building. The equipment includes a blower or fan, heating and/or cooling coils, as well as related controls, condensate drain pans, and air filters.
- Example: Also known as an “air handler”.