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Variable Speed Drives, 4th Edition by David William Spitzer

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HVAC Applications

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In terms of quantity, the largest application of variable speed drive technology is in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. The advantages of applying this technology often go beyond energy savings to include a reduction in noise, improvement in comfort, and reduced maintenance costs, although these may be difficult to quantify.

Due to the similarity of the components comprising HVAC systems, the application of variable speed drive technology to these systems could be treated as a subject unto itself, devoid of any global insight. However, it should be understood that each HVAC system is but one unique process that can be analyzed using relevant information contained in this text.

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