Select an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) building product category below to see manufacturers and the commercial, industrial and residential products and content they offer.
Providing thermal comfort and indoor air quality using the most efficient method is what every HVAC manufacturer strives to attain for their customers. HVAC is not about just heating and cooling, it is also about efficiency and being environmentally sound. Today, consumers have more options to choose from aside from just furnaces and boilers. Echofriendly options such as radiant heating, heat pumps and solar heating are on the rise as alternative energy resources. See ARCAT"s CAD files for HVAC manufacturers here.
Hot water heat was once the most preferred method for heating a home but since the 1980's, efficiency has been the industry's main priority. Due to increased costs, forced air systems where furnaces are required have become the ideal choice and exist in approximately 35 million homes in America today. Serving a dual purpose of both heating and cooling appeals to any consumer looking for economical ways to live. Zoned heating/cooling is another example of how heating has evolved: this system has separate zones, each is controlled by their own thermostat. This costeffective method should be considered for your next HVAC installment/replacement project.
Warm or cold air that circulates through the duct system of any building needs to be clean and breathable. That is why ventilation in your heating and cooling system is essential in order to filter out odors, moisture, airborne bacteria, smoke, dust, or carbon monoxide and replenish oxygen. There are two types of ventilation: mechanical/forced or natural. Bathrooms and kitchens use mechanical/forced ventilation to reduce odors and excess moisture/humidity through means of fans and exhaust vents. Natural ventilation is an inexpensive way of ventilating a structure with outside air without the use of fans. It is utilized via windows, louvers or trickle vents. Natural ventilation requires little energy and is great component for a heating system. ARCAT offers numerous BIM files for ventilation here.
The key functions that air conditioner manufacturers have been focusing on year after year are simple: cooling and humidity control. Over the years, air conditioners have come in all shapes and sizes. Central air units using outside air condenser/evaporators, which direct cool air through a system of ducts, can be found in many residences or commercial buildings present today. Split air conditioning units have a newer technology, which includes an outside condenser that is connected to an indoor fan. This system is ductless and cools a single room or small area making it a great alternative. Whether you choose a central air or split air conditioning unit for your project, both types of air conditioning require maintenance, including filter changes.