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Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

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High Voltage Alternating Current

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House Veterans' Affairs Committee

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Honesty Value And Comfort

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Holden Vehicles Are Cool

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High Velocity Air Conditioning

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Heating And

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Heating and Cooling

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Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning

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Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning

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Heating Ventilation And Cooling

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Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

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Heating Ventilation and Airconditioning (System)

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High Voltage Alternative Current

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What does HVAC mean?

HVAC
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the use of various technologies to control the temperature, humidity, and purity of the air in an enclosed space. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality. HVAC system design is a subdiscipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. "Refrigeration" is sometimes added to the field's abbreviation as HVAC&R or HVACR, or "ventilation" is dropped, as in HACR (as in the designation of HACR-rated circuit breakers). HVAC is an important part of residential structures such as single family homes, apartment buildings, hotels, and senior living facilities; medium to large industrial and office buildings such as skyscrapers and hospitals; vehicles such as cars, trains, airplanes, ships and submarines; and in marine environments, where safe and healthy building conditions are regulated with respect to temperature and humidity, using fresh air from outdoors. Ventilating or ventilation (the "V" in HVAC) is the process of exchanging or replacing air in any space to provide high indoor air quality which involves temperature control, oxygen replenishment, and removal of moisture, odors, smoke, heat, dust, airborne bacteria, carbon dioxide, and other gases. Ventilation removes unpleasant smells and excessive moisture, introduces outside air, keeps interior building air circulating, and prevents stagnation of the interior air. Methods for ventilating a building are divided into mechanical/forced and natural types.

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