It’s easy to take a comfortable environment for granted, that is until that environment becomes unbearable and you’re either too hot or too cold. When it comes to determining how comfortable your environment is, two factors come into play: humidity and temperature. Having the right temperature controls and right humidity controls make it easy to control your environment in a home or work setting and allows you to maintain the environment that works best for you.
Humidity is important for many reasons. Too little humidity means the air in your home or workplace dries out the air in your environment when heat is added. The heat absorbs moisture from everything, including skin. Too much humidity however can lead to damage to your environment and make you irritable. Point blank, there’s a fine line when it comes to humidity and a controller can help you walk that line with no problem.
Temperature controllers are essential in any situation where you need an environment requires a certain temperature to be maintained. The best example of that is a scenario where an object must be heated or cooled and then maintained at a certain temperature despite the environment around it. Temperature controllers can be used in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing and managing operations and processes. For instance, temperature controllers have proven very useful for use in applications involving packaging, food storage and processing, blood banks and vaccine storage.
When it comes to temperature controllers and maintaining temperatures, chiller systems have many benefits. There are two types of chillers, water cooled and air coolers. Water-cooled chillers are typically installed indoors and usually last longer than air-cooled chillers.
Large commercial buildings, for example, require a great deal of cooling and water chillers are cost effective and not as hazardous as some other chilling methods. Chilled water systems include supply and return piping, which means they are sealed from the atmosphere and don’t need chemical treatment. Water is cooled by the chiller and is then supplied to cooling coils or heat exchangers and the air is cooled by absorbing energy. Once the water warms up, it is returned to the chiller and the process begins again.
One big advantage of using water in a chiller system is that it is non-corrosive, is non-toxic and inexpensive and has a specific heat value. The specific heat of water is one calorie/gram degrees Celsius= 4.186 joule/gram degrees Celsius. This is higher than any other common substance and as a result, water plays an important role in temperature regulation.
At home, temperature controllers can be used to set the temperature of the water coming out of taps. This is done by installing temperature controllers directly onto the piping of a hot water system or temperature controllers can be installed for individual outlets.
Advantages of installing temperature controllers at home include:
- Saving time and water since water temperature is pre-balanced.
- Being able to set individual preset temperatures for each tap.
- Lowering the risk of scalding injuries from the hot water outlets at home.