How does HVAC work in a high-rise building?

HVAC systems are one of the most favourable systems to use when it comes to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning buildings. However, how well do they work in a high rise building? If you are looking at an HVAC system, it is understandable that you want to find out how they work in high rise buildings.

They can work and are often used in high rise buildings, and we are going to explain exactly how they work in this article. This should help you to better understand how these systems work and what they will be able to provide you within a high rise building. To find out more, just keep reading.

How does an HVAC System Function in Large Buildings?

If you are wondering how HVAC systems work in high rise buildings, you are about to find out. To start the process, there is a compressor in the system that will compress the refrigerant to increase its pressure and temperature. Then, hot air will be blown over the refrigerant vapour by the condenser in order to liquefy it.

Once this has happened, the expansion valve will change the refrigerant into a low-pressure liquid to cool it, and heat will be transferred by the evaporator to transform the cool liquid into a warmer gas.

It does not matter how big the building is, as this will work for a bigger building just as well as it would for a smaller building. When it comes to an electrical system, the heating and cooling cycles will work very similarly.

Types of HVAC Systems for Commercial Use

There are a selection of HVAC symptoms that you can choose for commercial use in a high rise building, and they often use different interconnected systems that will provide heating and cooling to separate floors and other places. We will leave some of the parts that you can expect from an HVAC system below, so you can think about it.

  1. Heat pumps – These will work to extract heat from the air or water to be used for heating. Within a water source heat pump, there will be a pipe that carries water through the structure to supply the pump.
  2. Rooftop units – These are units that can usually be found on either the roof or the ground, and they duct the air-conditioned air into this space. They are very commonly found in commercial HVAC applications.
  3. Chillers – A chiller will work to generate cool water that is distributed to air cooling cools through the use of piping systems.
  4. Heaters: There are two types of heaters – common hot air furnaces that burn fuel to heat the air and radiant heaters that use invisible infrared radiation to heat objects directly.

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Author: Gareth Whalley
Sharing my vast knowledge in the Air Conditioning and Mechanical services field especially in HVAC installation, service and maintenance across a broad range of sectors, including Healthcare, Education, Transport, Banking, Retail and Commercial developments.