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HVACHeating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Options

Whether your shelter needs to maintain tight control over temperature, humidity or air quality or you just want remove stagnant air, our design team can customize your shelter with the best options for your needs.

Wind Driven Turbines
Electric Fans
Natural Ventilation Systems
Heating Systems
Air Conditioning Systems
Natural Ventilation

Natural Ventilation

Natural ventilation utilizes forces of nature like wind and temperature to supply and remove air from a space.  It's obvious benefits are that it typically requires no ongoing costs to operate and limited initial investment.  However, natural ventilation does not provide a consistent environment inside or do much to align the temperature and humidity to the conditions outside the shelter.

  • Bouyancy-driven Ventilation - This is a type of natural ventilation that relies on differences in temperature and air density within the shelter to push warm air up and out through a higher level vent.
  • Wind-driven Ventilation - Uses natural breezes to encourage air circulation. When positioned correctly and used in conjunction with one another they create a natural cross flow of air causing the air to circulate.

Windows, vents, doors and wind turbines are all options available from Shelter Works that aid this processes.

Mechanical Ventilation and Climate Control

Mechanical Ventilation & Climate Control

Mechanical ventilation is a more reliable way to ventilate a shelter when you need consistent results. It uses fans, air conditioners and heaters to force the air to circulate, remove moisture and regulate interior temperature. Mechanical ventilation does have a higher initial cost as well as the higher operating and maintenance costs associated with the equipment.

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Common Options

Roof Turbine

Roof Turbine

Manually Adjusted Wall Vent

Manually Adjusted
Wall Vent

Axial Fan

Axial Fan

Explosion-Proof (Hazardous Location) Fan

(Hazardous Location) Fan

Heater Wall Unit

Wall Unit Heater

Heater Corrosion Resistant

Corrosion Resistant Heater

Heater Explosion-Proof

Explosion-Proof Heater

A/C Window-Mounted Unit

Window-Mounted A/C Unit

A/C Window-Mounted Unit

Window-Mounted A/C Unit