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Humidity Control

Fog is the extreme of humidity Humidity control systems add or remove water vapor from indoor air to stay within proper humidity ranges. Humidity control is important for three reasons: It is a large factor in people’s thermal comfort. Excess moisture in a building can lead to mold and mildew,…

Radiant Heating and Cooling

Radiant heating and radiant cooling systems are different from typical HVAC systems because they heat or cool surfaces rather than air.  The warm or cool surfaces then radiate heat to occupants.  The surfaces also conduct heat to people that touch them, and warm or cool the air by convection as…

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps move heat from one place to another.  Some can pump heat both out of and into a building, for cooling or heating.  Air conditioners (or “chillers” for large-scale systems) are a kind of heat pump that can only pump heat out of a building, but can do it slightly more…

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