Nowadays, ventilation and air conditioning systems can be found in all newly constructed buildings. They are planned at the project development stage and have a lot of benefits such as the outflow of polluted air, the supply of fresh air, bringing humidity and temperature to normal values. Since both systems are quite complex, automation is being developed for them. It helps to monitor the parameters of their operation. Moreover, heating can be automated too.
Why Is Automation Important?
To control the temperature, humidity and air velocity, it’s necessary to carefully calculate and assemble the automation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. At the same time, the project immediately determines the installation sites and functional purposes. Sometimes, in big buildings with many rooms, an air conditioning system is used, which includes several subsystems. As practice shows, all subsystems work individually. To track all of them, the air conditioning system is automated.
It’s vital to understand that air conditioning and ventilation systems are quite expensive in terms of electricity consumption. Therefore, it’s very important to properly configure the automation that provides control over air conditioners and fans. You may see that it’s quite easy to set the right fan mode – these appliances will work at the same speed all the time. However, air conditioners are different. Their operation mainly depends on the humidity and temperature indoors. These two factors aren’t constant. It means that the automation system will have to be configured, so it first controls these two parameters and then transmits the signal to air conditioners. They will work in terms of power either with an increase or with a decrease. Here, the setting can be made, so that indoor conditions are normal, and the power consumption of air conditioners is maximum. As a result, automation helps to prevent you from having HVAC repair.
Automation in Everyday Life
Today, the term “smart home” is often used. In fact, this is the automation of all networks that ensure the normal life of a person in their own home. Of course, this is a huge network whose tasks include:
- External and internal security
- Monitoring emergency situations such as gas, cold or hot water leaks
- Creating a favorable indoor climate (this applies to air conditioning, heating and ventilation)
Automation makes ac duct cleaning easier. Air conditioning systems are designed to create and automatically maintain the necessary indoor air conditions (temperature, relative humidity, cleanliness, etc.). Depending on the design, air conditioners are divided into sectional and aggregate; and according to their equipment for generating heat and cold, they are divided into autonomous and non-autonomous. Autonomous air conditioners are provided from the outside only with electricity. Non-autonomous air conditioners require external heat and cool supply as well as electricity to drive fan motors and pumps.