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What are the features to consider in the selection, design, and installation of a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system?

Key factors include:

  • Performance, efficiency, and the initial and life costs of the system
  • Fuel, power, air, and water required
  • System flexibility to service different zones of the house
  • Space requirements for the mechanical equipment and distribution system
  • Access required for service and maintenance
  • Degree of visibility, whether concealed within the construction or exposed to view



Dr. Ronn Phillips, Arch.D., and Bobbi Hauptmann, Environmental Design, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia









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