Factors include static pressure, velocity, water gauge, and more
April 18, 2016
Concerned about being responsible for underperforming systems, designers tend to compensate for uncertainties in the design process by adding capacity to fans. Unfortunately, oversizing fan systems creates problems that increase expenses while potentially decreasing reliability.
People want to breathe clean, fresh air, which has thrust IAQ into the mainstream. This thriving consumer and contractor awareness is serving as a catalyst for manufacturers as they strive to develop new, cutting-edge ventilation products.
Market being driven by growing awareness of the importance of IAQ
March 25, 2016
The global market for ventilation fans, which stood at $1.6 billion in 2015, is forecast to reach $2.4 billion by the end of 2023, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 percent between 2015 and 2023, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.
Exhaust makeup air solution meets standards, satisfies homeowners’ needs
March 14, 2016
Bruce Fraser, owner of Fraser Construction LLC in Avon, Colorado, recently discovered you can have a suitably sized kitchen exhaust system and meet the IRC M1503.4 makeup air requirement without breaking the bank.
Provides cooling depending on indoor and outdoor conditions
February 25, 2016
Field Controls has introduced the new CoolVent Automated Free Cooling System. Compliant with California’s Title 24, the CoolVent includes a smart thermostat, which works in conjunction with most forced-air systems, to provide virtually free, energy-efficient cooling depending on indoor and outdoor conditions.
As more states across the U.S. adopt stricter, tighter building codes, fresh air is becoming a commodity. Building professionals and consumers are aware of this and the HVAC industry is offering solutions that focus on the addition and subtraction of air into sealed spaces.
Guesswork often leads to customer complaints, poor system performance, and frustrating callbacks that can be avoided with a little bit of upfront planning, preparation, and testing. Let’s look at how to set fan airflow based on the needs of the equipment in both cooling and heating mode.