Mechanical Systems/HVAC

Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) comprise the “engine” that drives the comfort systems in most structures. They directly consume the largest portion of energy in buildings—which makes them critically important from an environmental standpoint. Additionally, good indoor air quality, to a significant extent, depends on the ventilation they provide, while a problematic mechanical system can create and distribute indoor pollutants.

The first place to look to minimize the impact of a mechanical system isn’t the equipment, however; it’s the building’s design and construction. Careful, integrated design and optimal levels of insulation can minimize the need for supplemental heating, ventilation, or air conditioning. In situations where a central mechanical system is still necessary, an efficient building envelope can reduce the size of that system. A high-performance domestic water heater is fully capable of supplying heat to a very well-insulated house in most U.S. climates.


Products in Mechanical Systems/HVAC

A. O. Smith Water Products Co.
A. O. Smith Water Products Co.
Intertape Polymer Group
Advanced Climate Technologies - ACT
Inova Products, Inc.
Aero Pure LLC
Aerocool Pro Series Evaporative Coolers
Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc
Aeroseal, LLC
York International Corp.
Air Pohoda USA, LLC
Air-King, Ltd.
Air-King, Ltd.
Tamarack Technologies, Inc.


Sep 4, 2009 10:27 PM ET

Improving AirFlow - Saving Energy
by Energy Pro

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