Air-handling units (AHUs) are devices used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to regulate and circulate air. These units are designed to condition and distribute air throughout a building or facility, ensuring that the air is clean, comfortable, and at the desired temperature and humidity level. AHUs typically consist of a blower, heating and cooling coils, filters, dampers, and controls. The blower in an AHU is responsible for moving air through the unit and distributing it to various parts of the building. The heating and cooling coils are used to adjust the temperature of the air passing through the unit, while the filters remove any contaminants or particles from the air. Dampers are used to regulate the flow of air through the unit, and controls are used to monitor and adjust the operation of the AHU. AHUs are commonly used in commercial and industrial buildings, as well as in large residential buildings such as apartment complexes. They are essential components of HVAC systems, helping to maintain a comfortable and healthy indoor environment for occupants. Properly designed and maintained AHUs can also help to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.
HVAC, blower, heating and cooling coils, filters, dampers
CITATION : "John Allen. 'Air-handling Units.' Design+Encyclopedia. https://design-encyclopedia.com/?E=410828 (Accessed on February 28, 2024)"
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