HVAC System

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.

The Best Types Of Tubing For HVAC Systems

The different parts of the world have different weather each time of the year. HVAC systems may vary in different places as well. It depends on whether the area is always cold, and then people tend to avail of heaters. When the area is always humid and hot, then people will always avail of ventilation and air conditioning. Some people pay for comfort.

The HVAC system also depends on the availability of materials needed to supply the demand in a specific area. In order that a piece of equipment or machine will work out well, one must consider the spare parts that will be used. The HVAC system also depends on which power source to determine which materials or types will be used. One of these materials includes the gears, tubing, and valve actuator.

The tubing in the machinery is one of the main parts that must be considered. Since the power source may be electricity, pneumatic or hydraulic, the tubing must also complement and suitable to conduct such power sources.

Finding the Best

Before choosing the type tubing to use for your HVAC system, there are some points that must be considered. The following are some points to keep in mind so the money you will spend will be worth every penny to provide you comfort.

•             Weather condition – it is best to consider the weather and what seasons you get whole year-round to be able to know what type of HVAC system to use

•             Power Resource – consider the type of power to generate and operate your machine as well

•             Availability of Tubing Materials – look for those which are readily available and easily availed materials around you

Types of Tubing

As mentioned above, you cannot just simply choose materials for the HVAC system randomly. You must consider the environment type you are living in to assure safety and comfort. Finding the best may differ depending on your preference and the area you reside in but here are the 4 types you can choose from.

Aluminum Tubing – this type of material for tubing is mostly used for refrigerators.

Stainless Steel – this is used for tubing for HVAC  systems attached to the walls. Ideal to use also because it can sustain high temperature for the flow of hot gases or liquid

Plastic Tubing – this type of material for tubing costs more than steel. It is also so much heavier per unit volume.