HVAC: Getting it Right

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Ensuring adequate ventilation in the workplace should be the priority of any business owner. You could be thinking it’s as easy as adding a few air conditioners and heaters, but the truth is that it’s a little more complicated than that. Here’s where HVAC systems come in.

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. HVAC engineers are the experts here and we doubt you’ll find anyone with the experience and training of our very own engineers to ensure adequate ventilation for your company.

The Importance of HVAC

There’s a lot more to a workplace than keeping it warm in the winter and cool during the summer. You need to ensure that there’s adequate air circulation so that fresh air is always coming in to replace exhausted air. A functional HVAC system will control and protect against humidity as well.

Temperature fluctuations and humidity can be quite harmful for equipment and machinery. Deciding to save on the cost of proper HVAC won’t be the greatest idea in the long run. Having to replace equipment due to damage from over-heating, freezing, or moisture will end up cost much more. It’s always a lot easier to prevent damage than to fix it or deal with it after it happens.

Ensuring proper air circulation is also beneficial for the health of your employees in addition to boosting their mood. If employees are taking less sick days and feel better at work you’ll definitely see that reflected in revenues.

Energy

As a business owner or even as a homeowner you have every reason to worry about how much energy HVAC is going to use. There’s no question that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning take up the bulk of any buildings monthly energy bills.

Air conditioning and ventilation almost exclusively rely on electricity. Heating on the other hand can rely on electricity and/or natural gas. So heating is where you’ll be saving money since natural gas is generally much cheaper than electricity.

If you’re a fan of having everything utilize the same source of energy you’ll be pleased to know that there are HVAC systems that work solely on electricity. Be warned though that the cost can be significantly higher since you’re no longer saving money thanks to natural gas.

Why Ask for Help?

You could be thinking that HVAC does in fact seem important, but you don’t need engineers to help you with it. Unfortunately the process isn’t as easy as going out to buy an air conditioner or a heater. There are lots of calculations involved and our engineers are here to help you through it.

Each building has different heating, ventilation, and cooling requirements. Those differ according to the size of the building and the equipment inside it in addition to a few other factors. Based on all these variables the HVAC loads of your workplace are calculated and a suitable system is chosen that’ll work to make the indoor environment perfect while using as little energy as possible.

The bottom line is that HVAC is not just important, but it’s also incredibly important to get it right. You’ll need it to work properly for a healthier, safer, and more consistent work environment without spending too much on energy. It might seem like a hassle now, but it’ll definitely pay off on the long run.

2018-12-13T01:15:45+00:00HVAC Engineering|