outdoor-air intake

outside-air intake

An opening or inlet through which outside air is brought into an air-conditioning system or into a boiler room. Also called a fresh-air intake.
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The energy consumption is consistent with Equation 1 when the return air is dry and the system has no outdoor-air intake. The system consumes 2% less energy with every 1[degrees]F (0.6[degrees]C) control accuracy improvement.
* The energy-saving rate changes when application details, such as outdoor-air humidity, outdoor-air intake, and HVAC system types, are taken into consideration.
(3,4) Traditional DCV strategies modulate the outdoor-air damper to reduce the outdoor-air intake and the associated energy needed to condition that air.