In the air conditioning and heating industry, the name HVAC is often used. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Other acronyms less used to describe air conditioning and heating applications is HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) and HACR (heating, air conditioning and refrigeration.)
HVAC can be used to also describe the trade HVAC where many technicians and support personnel work to install, maintain, and service HVAC equipment. Mechanical and electrical engineers and advanced level air conditioning and heating tradesman have the responsibility to design HVAC equipment and properly ensure it is installed correctly. HVAC and HVACR can include very small refrigerators, air conditioners, and heaters; and HVAC can also include very large systems which maintain temperature and comfort factors in large commercial building and industrial settings.
HVAC Building Automation Systems (BAS) or Direct Digital Controls (DDC) is one in the same. simply put, BAS and DDC is combining air conditioning, heating, ventilation, lighting, electrical loads, security systems, and life and safety systems to a computer and complex algorithms for better control over the systems and to offer higher efficiency levels that could not otherwise be achieved without computer control.
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