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June 30, 2016updated 07 Feb 2017 4:24pm

What is HVAC?

A vital system used in data centres.

By Joao Lima

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and is used to control heat and air in different environments.

HVAC systems are a fundamental asset of any data centre as extremes in temperature inside the hub could have damaging consequences both to hosted businesses, the colocator and even the hardware.

 

How far back do HVAC systems date?

HVAC systems date back to the industrial revolution and have their roots in older air conditioning systems and ideas. HVAC is based on inventions and discoveries made by Nikolay Lvov, Michael Faraday, Willis Carrier, Edwin Ruud, Reuben Trane, James Joule, William Rankine, and Sadi Carnot, among others.

Heating: This is the part of the system that will help keep temperatures up if they are too low.

Ventilation: This will help air circulate the building, renovating it and ensuring air quality is always kept at the right level.

AC: This functions like a normal AC system providing cooling and humidity control.

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