Once I purchased my first home, I realized that I needed to do my part in caring for my home appliances. In addition to reading the user manuals for my kitchen appliances and state-of-the-art plumbing system, I realized that I also needed to do a little research about HVAC. Because I had no experience with HVAC systems, I called out a professional to teach me a thing or two. It was fascinating to talk with him, and I was able to take notes about all kinds of important topics, such as maintenance, troubleshooting, and even shopping for a new system. This blog is all about understanding HVAC guidelines.
Keeping a business cool during the summer months is essential for ensuring that this will be a comfortable place regardless of the temperature outside. Modern air conditioning systems can have extremely powerful cooling capabilities, but there are many business owners that may not have considered the full range of upgrades that they can make to keep the interior of their buildings comfortable.
Upgrade Older Air Conditioning Systems
Commercial air conditioning systems can be extremely durable appliances, and this can lead to businesses using the same system for many years. In cases where your cooling system is more than a decade old, upgrading to a modern unit can provide substantial cooling benefits to the building. These systems will typically be designed to have better cool capacity while also being more energy-efficient. In addition to these design benefits, these systems will also lack the years of wear and tear that could have occurred to your previous unit. Fortunately, replacing an existing air conditioning system is a fairly quick installation process that may only take an HVAC technician a few hours to fully complete.
Install Ceiling Fans In Larger Rooms
Your commercial building may be designed with some fairly large rooms in it. These rooms can be among the more difficult areas of the structure to cool as it can be difficult for the air coming from the vents to have enough force to be distributed through this room. Installing a ceiling fan can help to mitigate these problems by more effectively distributing the air so that it will be at a more uniform temperature. Additionally, the breeze from the fan can help to prevent the air in this room from feeling stagnant to workers and customers.
Seal Gaps Around Windows And Install Radiant Heat Barriers
The windows and roof can be two of the areas of a building that will be the most likely to contribute to unwanted heat gain. More specifically, the windows can have small gaps along their edges that may allow warm air to seep into the interior of the business. Sealing these gaps with caulk can be an affordable way of reducing this source of heat. Minimizing the amount of heat that is transferred into the building through the roof can be another important step to take due to the expansive size of many commercial roofs. In this regard, a business may be able to utilize radiant heat barriers. These barriers are capable of reducing the thermal transfer from the roof to the building's interior, which can provide considerable results for structures that receive large amounts of direct sunlight over the course of a day.
Reach out to a commercial AC contractor to learn more.