What Every Homeowner Should Know About Ventilation Terms

ventilation termsVentilation or HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning systems) can be confusing at times, especially if you do not know or understand the technical jargon associated with them. The following is a brief breakdown of some of the more common ventilation terms you should know before you set out purchasing or repairing your ventilation system.

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Ventilation Terms

MERV – Another Acronym you should know is the MERV rating. It stands for Minimal Efficiency Reporting Value, and it refers to the air-filter efficiency. The MERV system will use a number to show how good it is at capturing particles traveling through it. This number will be less than 0.3 micrometers and more than 10 micrometers. The higher the number, the lower the energy cost.

VAV – VAV stands for Variable Air Volume and it is a system put in place so that the ventilation system varies the air flow rate to meet the required temperature rates. It accomplishes this by controlling the speed of the fan. VAV systems are a relatively new device, and more and more buildings are starting to use VAV systems, because of their superior efficiency.

Flow Rate – In ventilation terms, flow rate describes the amount of air flowing through the ventilation system. Ideally, the rate should be between four and eight liters per hour. If it is higher than this, then the possibility of rupture increases.

Time to Contact NisAir Air Conditioning

If technical terminology, especially ventilation terms sound confusing to you, then do not worry, you are not alone. An expert at NisAir Air Conditioning can help you better understand ventilation terms and related terminology. We have been around for nearly 50 years and bring you the combined experience and knowledge gathered from real-world scenarios. NisAir serves clients in the Indian River, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie areas. If you live in this area and your HVAC system is not working to your satisfaction, then give us a call at 772-466-8115 and set up an appointment.

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