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The Ultimate Guide to HVAC Systems

January 17 2022by Maximum Climate Control


What is an HVAC System?

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. HVAC provides residential and commercial spaces with climate control. HVAC systems are found anywhere from commercial buildings to submarines where they provide the means for environmental comfort.

HVAC systems use fresh air from the outdoors to provide high indoor air quality. Natural ventilation replaces and exchanges air within a space, this provides better quality air indoors by the removal of moisture, smoke, odours, dust and pollen as well as heat and many other gases as well as temperature control and oxygen replenishment.




Types of HVAC Systems

Air Conditioning Heating Systems 

HVAC systems include components for heating up a property and increasing the temperature inside. The heating through an HVAC system can be through a traditional central heating system or efficient heat pump boiler, or DX heat pump is used to generate heat for the commercial building. 

The central heating system pumps low-pressure hot water through pipes to a coil in the HVAC air handler The property is heated releasing through radiators to raise the temperature of a room. 

Properties are heated by releasing hot air to different rooms using an alternative process. Temperatures are regulated by using the central HVAC console which heats certain areas to specific air temperatures.


Heat Recovery Ventilation

The heat recovery ventilation includes any attached systems to help the process of air movement throughout a property and HVAC system. This process includes the ductwork, floor wall, and ceiling vents, as well as other ventilation shafts. 

Fresh air is drawn into the system and stale air is expelled via a heat exchanger allowing an average of 75% heat or cooling savings as the heat or cooling generated is kept within the heat exchanger and not thrown outside and wasted. 


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HVAC Air Filtration Systems

Viruses are airborne or transmitted by air. So with good clean ventilated spaces with the correct and well-maintained filtration systems, we are helping to stop the spread of these viruses to the public and staff members.

This is becoming a must and with new legislation awaiting approval on the ventilation rates for buildings due to the spread of viruses in offices, restaurants, hotels, and other spaces, where large groups of people gather to help stop the spread of any present or future virus. 

If you add to this system with the use of UV-C treatment that makes the virus inert as it is passed by the UV-C lamps, this then helps to keep people safe from transmission and infection 

We have a range of UV-C filtration systems to fit in small AC units as well as AHU, we even have small floor-standing portable air-cleaning units ready to be plugged into an office building or room, so give us a call and let’s see what we can do for you to try and keep you safe from viruses.

Learn more about how Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems lower the risk of COVID-19.


Air Conditioning

There are many benefits to air conditioning units, not only are they used to lower and raise the temperature of an environment to make it more bearable, but they also control the humidity.

Whether it is Wall Mounted Air Conditioning units, Ceiling Mounted Air Conditioning units or  Air Source Heat Pumps or a large VRV system / VRF system for a whole building or a Heat Recovery Ventilation system for a restaurant or a hotel or an office block.

At Maximum Climate Control we have a range of different air conditioning & heat recovery ventilation systems available to suit your needs, depending on your requirements.


How Does an HVAC System Work

HVAC Heat Recovery systems are used to warm or cool a building large or small. The HVAC Heat Recovery system passes the fresh and filtered air through the heat exchanger and then onto the coil to either cool or warm air via a heat pump.

In a low-pressure hot water system LPHW, any stale air is then rejected outside via the heat exchanger to keep an average of 75% of the heat or cooled energy to pass back into the fresh or recirculated cool air. 


How to Clean your HVAC System

Cleaning your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system is important to maintain good indoor air quality and ensure efficient operation. Here are some steps to clean your HVAC system:

  1. Turn off the power to the system
  2. Remove debris
  3. Replace the air filter
  4. Clean the air ducts
  5. Clean the evaporator coil
  6. Clean the condenser coil
  7. Clean the blower
  8. Reassemble and turn on the power

Regular cleaning of your HVAC system will help it operate efficiently, reduce energy consumption, and improve indoor air quality. If you are unsure about cleaning your HVAC system, it’s always best to consult with our team of professional HVAC engineers.


How Long Will My HVAC System Last?

HVAC systems last from 10 to 15 years depending on the type of system and other contributing factors. However, it is also good to note that the different components of your HVAC system have different lifespans. With the correct maintenance, your HVAC system should serve up to 25 years, depending on legislation changes.

Older HVAC systems are most likely to fail due to mechanical ventilation wear over the years. If the mechanical components of your AC system are put under stress due to ineffective maintenance then it has more chance of failing and the replacement components can be costly, which can vary depending on the severity of the failure.

Filtration is the key and maintenance as there is no point in having a state-of-the-art Heat Recovery Ventilation System and never cleaning the filters, as these are the lungs of the system and if they get blocked the air will be of both low quality and contaminated, and this defeats the whole object of the process.

At Maximum Climate Control, we offer regular local Air Conditioning & Ventilation servicing to ensure your business’s HVAC systems are looked after properly saving you money in the long run and the health of your occupants. This also reduces the chances of unexpected breakdowns and lowers your energy costs and also that all-important carbon footprint.


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The Benefits of Installing Office HVAC Systems

With modern technology constantly evolving it is now nearly impossible to enter any building without experiencing HVAC Heat Recovery technology. As properties age, their heating and cooling system can become less effective and can begin to wear down. 

Upgrading your office to the latest heating and air conditioning units can save you money, and pay for themselves if you ever decide to sell. Here are a few other benefits of installing an HVAC system in your office. 


1. Improved Indoor Air Quality 

Indoor air quality is much worse than outdoor air, mostly since the airflow is congested. Polluted air within your office can cause colds to linger longer and allergies to become more severe. An HVAC Heat Recovery system improves air quality by constantly exchanging the indoor air with fresh and outdoor air that is also filtered for the best quality possible for the occupants.


2. Cost Effective 

Traditional air conditioning systems degrade over time and use more and more energy to do their job. Standalone air conditioning units are also less energy efficient than HVAC systems in the first place. Many modern HVAC Heat Recovery Systems are designed with sustainability in mind to decrease our carbon footprint as well as save us money too. 

Find out how HVAC systems can save you money


3. Improved Temperature Control

By installing an HVAC Heat Recovery System within your office, restaurant, pub, cafe hotel, the property you can manage the thermostat remotely which can be set up to only run when it is needed as well as on occupancy sensors, carbon dioxide sensors and time clocks to keep the building fresh with clean filtered and virus free.  

Your controller will allow you to create schedules for your heating & cooling and Heat Recovery Ventilation of your space to suit your lifestyle or your business’s demands. HVAC Heat Recovery systems allow temperature control in each room, this prevents any unused rooms from being heated or cooled or ventilated if not needed. 


4. Improved Property Value

Having your property fitted out with the very best energy-efficient technology is a big deal for offices & hotels, pubs and restaurants these days. HVAC Heat Recovery Systems enhance your space and give confidence to occupants & customers. 

Due to climate change, we must be prepared for an increase in temperatures whether we like it or not, so at Maximum Air, we are ready to start fitting out new build offices with eco-friendly HVAC Heat Recovery Systems. To get started on your search for your new HVAC Heat Recovery System in the South of England, or wherever you are to find modern, efficient HVAC solutions for your new office space.


The Benefits of Installing Commercial HVAC Systems

  1. Improved Indoor Air Quality
  2. Cost Effective
  3. Improved Temperature Control
  4. Improved Property Value


Where to Buy an HVAC System?

Now that you have a better understanding of what an HVAC Heat Recovery System is, you can now understand your office, restaurant, pub and hotel heating &  cooling and comfort requirements.

At Maximum Climate Control we specialise in installing and supplying indoor units and outdoor units of commercial HVAC systems. We have a team of experienced qualified engineers of HVAC systems providing air conditioner installation and maintenance for businesses across the South of England. 

Our range of modern HVAC units helps commercial businesses to reduce the cost of running an air conditioning unit whilst providing an efficient airflow and temperature solution for their business.

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To learn more, or to get help with your current HVAC system contact Maximum Climate Control, your local supplies and installers of climate control systems for all your comfort needs.

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