Air conditioning, ventilation and heating articles

Ambthair has provided the following articles, which we hope will be particularly useful to building owners and designers.

Key Concepts

Quiet Air Conditioning for Studios

Practical Ventilation and Air Conditioning Design for Recording Studios, Control Rooms and Auditoria

Mike Hardy, managing director of Ambthair, has written this article, which explains the practical application of mass-produced air conditioning equipment to the exacting requirements for studio and auditorium environments.

Displacement vs Mixed Flow Ventilation

Consideration of Displacement Ventilation vs Mixed Flow Ventilation, for Building Owners and Designers

Practical application of mixed flow and displacement ventilation systems, and the implications with reference to centralised plant.

Multi-split and VRV Systems

A Practical Guide to Multi-split Systems and Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) Systems

The latest development in multi-split systems, and their application, and also the type of terminals available. The limitations of multi-split systems are also discussed, particularly with reference to length of pipe runs.

Alternative and Low Energy Air Conditioning

A Practical Guide to Free Cooling, Alternative Cooling, Night Cooling and Low Energy Systems for Air Conditioning Systems

A guide to the avoidance of the use of vapour compression equipment and the practical application of low energy systems. The article also discusses the implication of the Kyoto Protocol.

Energy Efficient Heating and Hot Water Systems

A Practical Guide to the Reduction of Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions for Existing Heating and Hot Water Systems in Commercial and Domestic Buildings, Calculation of Payback Costs and Consideration of the Generation of On-site Electricity

A discussion on methods of replacing existing heating systems in domestic and commercial buildings with lower running cost and higher efficiency systems that are available. On site generation of electricity both in domestic and commercial buildings is also considered as well as the savings that may be made by improved insulation. Methods of calculation of financial payback and carbon payback times are shown for these systems as well as grants available.


Appendix: Units of measurement, a description of the units used in air conditioning

These articles are provided by Ambthair Services

We provide air conditioning design and consultancy, specialising in studios and low energy systems.

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