Heating and Cooling Air
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Heating and cooling air is what we are all about at Air Intelligence. Gone are the days when heating air and cooling air in commercial buildings are separate disciplines. With the latest facilities management systems incorporating heat pumps, heating and cooling air is carried out within one unit. The term HVAC is often used to describe the concept of heating and cooling air and stands for Heating, Ventilation, Facilities Management.
Heating & cooling air technology improvements.
With recent advances in facilities management and heating technology, using this method of heating and cooling air can be more efficient than using electricity, oil and solid fuels. Some facilities management heat pump systems can now even heat your water.
The introduction of new ozone friendly refrigerant gases such as R410a (also refered to as sold under the trademarked names Puron, EcoFluor R410, Genetron) have improved the environmental credentials of refrigerant based heating and cooling facilities management systems. Not only that, R410a is considerably more efficient at carrying heat or cooling energy. Manufacturers have also been able to reduce the size and cost of air conditiong systems making them much more accessible for smaller premises and domestic buildings.
Costs of cooling and heating air
Governments around the world are incentivising businesses and home owners to move towards energy efficient systems for cooling and heating air. Not only does this help reduce carbon emissions, but it can also considerably reduce energy bills.
In the UK for example, the Government has introduced both tax incentives and interest free loans for the purchase of heating and cooling air equipment that is on its Energy Technology List (ETL). Under the scheme business owners can write off against profits the entire cost of the facilities management installation in the year it was purchased – no need to wait the usual 4 to 8 years.
The UK Government ‘not for profit’ organisation the Carbon Trust also now offers interest free loans for their purchase. Loans are available from £1,000 to £400,000 to businesses who install or upgrade to more energy heating and cooling facilities management systems.
Regulation in heating and cooling facilities management systems.
Governments have also been implementing legislation to ban certain refrigerant gases used in heating and cooling facilities management systems. Most European countries will no longer allow the use of the R22 gas to be used inside systems. Business are also being forced to carry regular inspections of their facilities management systems and carry up to date inspection certificates.