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Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

  • 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).

References: www.ukessays.com/essays/construction/how-to-design-an-efficient-hotel-hvac-system-construction-essay.php

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”.

References: https://ahla.com/resources/ahla-geen-glossary-f

Updated on August 17, 2021

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