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Vent above Garland stove, north elevation, basement, Château-sur-Mer.
Identification of circuits, basement, Château-sur-Mer.

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"HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) refers to the equipment, distribution network, and terminals that provide either collectively or individually the heating, ventilating, or air-conditioning processes to a building...."

"HVAC systems have a significant effect on the health, comfort, and productivity of occupants. Issues like user discomfort, improper ventilation, and poor indoor air quality are linked to HVAC system design and operation and can be improved by better mechanical and ventilation systems. ..."

Heating and Cooling Systems, Building Technologies Program, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy,  U.S. Department of Energy

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