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Explaining Sound Transmission Class

The sound transmission class (STC) is an integer rating for measuring and classifying how well a building wall or structure controls or reduces sound.

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Explaining BAS HVAC

BAS HVAC refers to the systems necessary for connecting your HVAC system to your wider building automation system (BAS). Specific BAS HVAC components...

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What is a Smart HVAC?

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What is AHU?

‘AHU’ is short for ‘air handling unit.’ It is a system that warms-up, cools, filters, and/or humidifies as well as circulates air in your home or...

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Explaining Inches of Water Column (Inch WC)

Inches of water column (inch WC) is a measurement unit for measuring static pressure. It’s a key metric for determining how much resistance air must...

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What is Stratified Air?

Stratified air -- also known as thermal stratification -- occurs when cool, dense air sinks while the warm and thin air rises.

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What are Diffuser Grilles?

Diffuser grilles are the outer frames you can use to enclose your variable air volume (VAV) or air supply diffusers.

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Explaining Environmental Controls

An environmental control device is an instrument that equips the end-user to control the area’s heating and cooling. This can be at the macro-level...

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What is a Supply Diffuser?

In HVAC systems, the air supply diffuser is a device that delivers and ventilates conditioned air in an area, mixes indoor air, and manages air...

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