Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Industry Resources
A list of HVAC industry associations that provide helpful resources and tools on their websites.
Basics of Building Heating and Cooling
The basics of building heating and cooling are covered in terms of conduction, convection, and radiation. The major types of heating and cooling systems are also described.
How Air Conditioners Work
Air conditioners cool room air and dehumidify it to provide comfort for building occupants. This article describes how air conditioners work.
Laminar Flow vs Turbulent Flow
Compares Laminar Flow to Turbulent Flow as they relate to HVAC systems and air movement.
Duct Shaft Layout
Duct shaft layout, which provides clearances that architects should maintain when designing shafts.
Chilled Beams and Chilled Ceilings
Chilled beam HVAC systems are discussed including advantages and disadvantages. System types include active chilled beams, passive chilled beams, and chilled ceilings.
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