Dampers are devices that are very useful and are essential parts of a system. The most common use for devices like this is when it is installed in industrial applications and in HVAC system projects. At most, devices and supplies like this are applied and installed in vents to help in air flow management and keep the ventilation working efficiently. It may sound simple but dampers in fact actually contribute a lot in keeping the efficient functionality of your industrial and HVAC system.
How is a damper useful in an HVAC system?
First let us define what an HVAC system. HVAC is a simple abbreviation that stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. HVAC can easily be found at homes and is the system set up responsible for keeping our indoor conditions safe and what keeps the indoor atmosphere of your rooms and different indoor areas comfortable. HVAC systems are more than heater, exhaust fans and vents, or air conditioning units. Okay, so now that we know what HVAC systems are, where does dampers fit in all of this?
A damper is a device that fits in air vents that you have set up around your home. They are devices that have and use adjustable blades that can open and close either manually or automatically in a programmed software or setup. The opening and closing of the adjustable blades are what helps to regulate the airflow in the vents. A damper can also be placed within ducts and between rooms. Some of these devices can even be used or between the outside and inside of a building in order to be more efficient when it comes to regulating temperatures in an HVAC system set up.
The importance of having a damper in an HVAC system
Now that we have tackled the purpose of a damper in a heating or cooling system. Is it really important and necessary to be having these devices in your heating and cooling set ups? The answer, of course, is yes. Adding these damping devices will help your entire system perform more effectively and efficiently since a damper can help direct the flow of cool air and hot air to exactly where they needed to be. These devices can even get the air to flow in a laminar and calm manner. These helps you avoid the unnecessary heating and cooling of areas of your home that are not currently being used or occupied which is wasteful in energy costs.