HVAC contractors are constantly seeking accurate, energy-efficient, year-round solutions to their customers’ humidification and dehumidification needs. A number of those solutions were on display at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida.
Manufacturers are addressing this demand head-on by creating and adapting products that are accessible to both contractors and consumers with an eye toward digital displays and functions that can be updated and expanded in the years to come.
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, is an established means of disinfection and can be used to prevent the spread of certain infectious diseases. UV-C radiation kills or inactivates microbes by damaging their DNA.
Plasma Air International is showing its PlasmaSoft 2.0 IAQ Procedure Software, which calculates and compares contaminant levels for a particular space using both ASHRAE's Ventilation Rate Method (VRM) and the Indoor Air Quality Procedure (IAQP) providing for the reduction of outside air intake.
New technologies improve indoor conditions while decreasing ventilation volumes and energy use
January 18, 2016
Healthy and green buildings rely on good indoor environmental and air quality (IEAQ) to maintain the wellness and productivity of their occupants, notes Navigant Research. Related IEAQ technologies can provide the measurement and verification of appropriate ventilation and moisture management.
What causes poor IAQ? What are the negative effects? And most importantly, what can be done to achieve cleaner indoor air? This article will attempt to shed light on these questions so we can all breathe a little easier.
Those actually responsible for shaping the future of IAQ products have taken notice of the swelling public interest, and trends in the marketplace show products are becoming more interconnected and accessible to the average consumer.
While IAQ can be an integral part of an HVAC installation, not every consumer is aware how or why these products are necessary. That education must come from the contractor. And, those who present solutions through an informal, low-pressure approach seem to have the most success.
Even among professionals, there is not a clear understanding about cost and impact of IAQ
December 28, 2015
There is quite a bit of confusion about the costs and benefits of IAQ improvement — even among building designers, engineers, managers, owners, and tenants — according to a survey by Drexel University researchers.