As we all know, HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) is the process of simultaneous control of temperature, humidity, radiant energy, air motion and air quality within a confined space (a commercial building or residence).

The main purpose of HVAC or an HVAC system of course, is to deliver comfort to the people within the building. There are some other goals as well – for example, keeping humidity levels at a point that inhibits mold growth)

Another requirement of these systems, especially in commercial HVAC systems is ‘a control of pressure’ within the space.

Additionally, other building projects require their systems to address noise levels associated with the air conditioning equipment.

From an engineers perspective (and certainly from the facility manager or building owner’s perspective) another requirement of an HVAC system should be its impact on lifetime operating and maintenance costs. Installing an inefficient system initially will only make the operational costs much higher later.

HVAC turning vanes within the ducts keep air flowing

Although it may seems like an insignificant detail to address in HVAC design, turning vanes play an important role in overall system performance. The help direct airflow efficiently throughout the system. High efficiency vanes (like ours, and unlike standard turning vanes) also reduce air pressure while also reducing noise levels.

This is especially important in buildings where operating efficiency or noise reduction is a key goal — for example, their use in hospitals, dorm rooms of colleges or music halls and auditoriums.

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To learn more about Aero Dyne turning vanes and how their addition to your HVAC design requirements could help you satisfy your project outline, please contact us at 800.522.2423. You can also request your free turning vane sample and engineer’s kit by clicking here.