The Swegon blog – Everything about indoor climate

Our experts at Swegon have for years shared their knowledge and skills in the format of enlightening blog posts about ventilation, heating and cooling. With different angles of approach, a wide variety of indoor climate related topics have been presented and explained with sincere engagement and broadmindedness.

Below you find more than 100 blog posts, and we are constantly adding new ones, in our aspiration to build knowledge about indoor climate – within, as well as outside, the building industry. Click on the pre-set tags, or use the filter function under "Explore" to narrow down the number of posts to a selection that is relevant to your interest or that will give you new and useful insights. | Acoustics


Martin Ottersten

Can inaudible noise be harmful?

Imagine you enter a building and, almost immediately, feel an indescribable discomfort. You listen and hear no noise, you breathe and find the air quality good. When you leave the building the previously felt discomfort disappears. Can the building have caused this distress? Unfortunately, yes. …

Tony Olsson

Acoustics and HVAC – our health and productivity depends on it

From an HVAC perspective, we sometimes tend to neglect acoustics. In theory, any noise issues should be eliminated already when making the blueprints for the HVAC system, and if everything goes right, the system is designed, dimensioned and installed in a way that doesn’t cause disturbing noise. …

Tony Olsson

Why acoustics is an essential part of indoor environmental quality

Service noise, exterior noise, reverb time and acoustic separation are all important factors of a good acoustic climate. These factors, among others, are normally regulated through mandatory building regulations and are essential for a good indoor environment and our well-being.

Martin Ottersten

The vital quest for quieter fans

How can quiet fans affect the indoor environmental quality (IEQ), safeguard people's health, and reduce global CO2 emissions? Here’s a report from the cutting edge of fan research.

Tony Olsson

Does 0 plus 0 equal 3 in the acoustic world?

Sound and acoustics can be difficult to understand, with the subject of acoustics even having a shimmer of mystery surrounding it. For example, in the acoustic world does 0 plus 0 really equal 3? Our perception of sound is highly subjective and what one thinks is a noisy environment, another may …

Martin Ottersten

Why you should eliminate all monotonous noise in your building

Sound can be a source of pleasure and well-being, if it is the right kind, like beautiful music. But research has found that the wrong kind of sound, or noise, is also a major cause of health problems. According to the World Health Organization, western Europeans are losing millions of years of …

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