Designing HVAC Systems to Meet Industry Standards

Designing HVAC Systems to Meet Industry Standards

Depending on the size of the building, it’s not just as simple as having your basic components. Incorporating HVAC equipment in conjunction with a commercial building’s design can have a big impact on energy savings. For this article, we not only want to discuss designing HVAC systems to meet industry standards but also to make them resource and energy-efficient.

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Types of Commercial Air Conditioning You Can Use

Types of Commercial Air Conditioning You Can Use

When choosing which HVAC system to install, it can be difficult to navigate your options. There are too many systems on the market to count. However, understanding the four major types of commercial air conditioning units may help you make an informed decision. We break down each of them below.

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R-22 Refrigerant Becomes Illegal in 2020

R-22 Refrigerant Becomes Illegal in 2020

Owners of R-22 cooling systems in the United States will soon have to make some changes. On January 1, 2020, the production and import of R-22 refrigerant will become illegal. This is going into effect to further protect the environment and the ozone layer. But, what does this mean for your HVAC system? And what will your options be? Here’s an overview of what you should know.

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How Does a Chiller Work?

How Does a Chiller Work?

Chillers do exactly what the name says – cool things down. In fact, chillers are necessary across a wide range of applications. But, how does a chiller work? In short, they prevent overheating and keep products cool to avoid harm to your machinery and bottom line. Here, we’ve broken down the elements of chillers and how they work.

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VAV vs VVT HVAC Systems

VAV vs VVT HVAC Systems

Trying to decide which air zone HVAC system is right for you? There are two types to consider: VAV (variable air volume) and VVT (variable volume and temperature) HVAC systems. Overall, both systems help you cut back on utility costs compared to CAV (constant air volume) systems of years past. However, there are a few key differences that could sway your decision. To help you get a better idea, we’ve compared VAV vs VVT systems.

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Tips to Sizing a Commercial Air Conditioner

Tips to Sizing a Commercial Air Conditioner

Cooling capacity is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units) just like it is for grills and ovens. The number of BTUs lets you know how much heat the unit can manage. It takes a lot of planning and calculation to figure out the correct size for buildings, especially large multi-stories. So, let’s dive into some things you need to know about properly sizing a commercial air conditioner.

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Workplace Thermostat Science

Workplace Thermostat Science

Room temperature is always a hot topic in the office. No matter what you set the workplace thermostat to, it can seem impossible to please everyone. Someone is always too hot or too cold. Even so, it’s very important to get it right, because research shows that temperature has serious effects on work performance. Turns out, it’s far more than just a comfort issue. So, what is the optimal workplace temperature? Let’s dive into the science to find out.

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HVAC Systems in Healthcare Facilities

HVAC Systems in Healthcare Facilities

In most cases, commercial HVAC systems simply provide comfort. However, healthcare facilities demand much more out of their HVAC. In fact, modern hospitals can’t function without a working HVAC system. Why? Because they help keep doctors and patients healthy and safe. Therefore, it’s very important to have a team of HVAC professionals who understand the unique needs of a hospital. And, this is not something every commercial HVAC contractor is familiar with.

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10 HVAC Acronyms You Should Know

10 HVAC Acronyms You Should Know

If you’re in the market for a new commercial HVAC unit, you’ve likely come across dozens of HVAC acronyms. Just like any other line of work, the HVAC industry uses hundreds of acronyms. And, sometimes this can make shopping for a new unit confusing. But, have no fear – we’re here to help by decoding 10 common HVAC acronyms.

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Commercial HVAC Prep for Warmer Weather

Commercial HVAC Prep for Warmer Weather

Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. That means it’s the perfect time to perform some preventative maintenance to get your HVAC system ready for warmer weather. Need a reminder of what springtime HVAC maintenance entails? Here are some commercial HVAC prep tips to get you started.

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