Why Damper Actuators Are So Important In HVAC Systems

When people talk about heating, ventilation, and air conditioning or HVAC systems and equipment, they cam be mislead into thinking that the system only consists of heating units, exhaust fans and pipes, and air conditioning unit. There is more to HVAC systems than that. A good HVAC system would have at least five different various types of sensors and even more equipment and supplies. All these equipment and supplies each have a role and are integral to get an efficiently working HVAC system. All their roles are important and unique. Some of these supplies are dampers and damper actuators.

What are dampers and where can they be used and found?

When you have a zoning system set up in your home, it means you have vents and ducts around different areas in your that divides in into little zones. The vents and ducts have dampers installed all round them. Dampers are devices that can fit in the whole hole opening of your ducts and vents. These devices have different metal or plastic flaps that can move and are able to open and close themselves in order to open and close different pathways in your vents and ducts. This mechanism of dampers allows you and your zoning system to be able to regulate the air flow and guide wherever all the cool and warm air are going. Some dampers can even maintain a calm laminar flow of air towards your indoor home areas.

What is a damper actuator?

Now that we know what dampers are, do you wonder how they are able to do move the metal or plastic flaps to open and close?  That is what a damper actuator is for. A damper actuator provides specific and accurate controls to your HVAC dampers. They can help you open and close the flaps in a particular specific size of opening to get just exactly what you need. This makes the manipulation of air flow easy and efficient.

Why would you want to regulate air flow in an HVAC system in your home?

Having dampers and damper actuators in your home helps you have an efficient and effective heating and cooling set up. Not only that, having these devices will also help you cut down a significant amount in energy costs since the guided air flows helps in avoiding wasting the use of energy when a zone or area that is not even being used at all.