For a community-focused construction company that sees to all your building requirements and also caring about your business success, look no further than Chad Fisher Construction. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are essential in commercial construction, as buildings with large capacities need proper ventilation, good temperature control and efficiency.
HVAC and temp control systems ensure that people inside commercial buildings for long periods of time can enjoy a comfortable and controlled environment, while knowing that their system produces a lower carbon foot print and meets or exceeds emission standards.
What are HVAC and Temperature Control Systems?
If you have ever found yourself overheating in a crowded office space, you are not alone. HVAC and temperature control systems are imperative in the design of controls for temperature and humidity in buildings. The main purposes and functionality of such systems include the heating and cooling of buildings and allowing for humidification adjustments.
HVAC and temperature systems are responsible for controlling internal environmental conditions. These processes help enhance energy efficiency, as well as maintain suitable air temperature and humidity levels.
There are various types of HVAC systems available for implementation. These can be categorized into the single-split system, multi-split-system, and refrigerant-based energy distribution systems (VRF). From there, sub-classifications include all-air systems, all-water systems, water-source systems, and cooling panel systems. Contact Chad Fisher Construction to find out which of these would be most suited to your business.
Benefits of HVAC and Temperature Control Systems in Commercial Construction
Ensures Proper Ventilation
Not all office spaces have sufficient, simple windows to allow for ventilation. For this reason, as much as an air conditioner may be favorable for cooling, HVAC systems are needed just as much to circulate the air and ensure some fresh, outside air comes in.
The decision to incorporate these systems into the design of your building will also ensure happier, more comfortable employees and clients overall, lending to clients’ experiences and willingness to return to your spaces. Comfortable temperatures usually stay around 72 degrees Fahrenheit, with consistent humidity between 40-60% so that it doesn’t feel too dry or too damp.
Frees Up Time and Resources
HVAC is usually one of the highest users of energy in the office space – up to 60% of energy goes towards this. By maintaining optimum temperature and humidity levels, you can ensure more efficient use of energy. With proper insulation and making sure the building is sealed off from drafts, the HVAC and temperature control systems don’t have to work so hard to maintain stable levels.
In addition, the remote monitoring of these systems results in the ability to track temperature and humidity immediately, saving you time where you would usually have to manually do a walk-through.
Preemptively Identifies Issues
Geared with HVAC and temperature control systems, companies can be sure to quickly identify potential hiccups that arise. This feature is a terrific aspect that can really save companies even bigger long term costs.
Real-time alerts can be sent out when there is a system failure or if min or max temperatures are exceeded for a certain amount of time. This allows business owners and managers to respond quickly.
To all the owners of buildings, CF Construction understands the need to maintain energy-efficient design as much as possible in order to reap the benefits of lessened electricity usage.
For this reason, it is more urgent than ever to ensure that building designs include all aspects of HVAC and temperature control from the outset. This includes the proper space for the systems, as well as sufficient insulation.
With a promised life-span of between 10-15 years, investment in HVAC units is more than worth your while. Although it may seem like a major initial cost to incur, there are numerous benefits – as seen above.
In addition, certain procedures and maintenance help ensure that the HVAC system meets, or even exceeds, its expected lifespan. Proper installation and maintenance make a big difference in how the system works and its longevity.
A few tips to maintain these systems include simple steps such as:
- Switch off lights when they are not in use to lower internal heating which impacts the HVAC.
- Readjust the temperature setpoints to a range that takes the seasonal and external temperatures into account.
- Select the economy cycle operation functions where possible.
To get a better idea of where CF Construction comes into play to meet all your HVAC and temp control systems needs, have a look at some previous work completed, such as our project with Janicki Industries. In this project, we were commissioned to ensure structural support for the new HVAC system.