Large establishments are complex and require extensive care and planning when it comes to managing their HVAC System. Big buildings intake air from outside and has varied temperature inside. Taking into account the building’s large structure, the HVAC system should be able to eliminate air, filter, and exhaust energy efficiently.
Establish your HVAC System
The biggest challenge for large buildings is how to optimize and implement a system. Thus, it is necessary to assess how the HVAC system should be.
- Building size – evaluate the structure and identify places where an efficient HVAC networking should be focused on
- Fuel for heating – identify the type of fuel to be used whether it is electricity, oil or gas. This provides HVAC professionals what equipment, tools and materials to work on.
- Coolant requirement- foresee what kind of mode cooling inside would be whether it is gas, electric or mix
- Heating/cooling manifestation – understand if the building should be cooled or heated via water or duct system
- Ventilation – know if it is important to install a dedicated ventilation system
How should the HVAC work?
The principle remains the same. The system requires a compressor, condenser, expansion valve and evaporator. With this in mind, having a large structure poses challenges such as the need for other installment such as cooling and heating towers. Adding these equipment may actually add up to the cost. A quick browse through the floor plan will highlight various parts of the building where it is necessary to install pipes, ducts and water flow source. Careful consideration should be included in putting necessary electrical equipment to work with the electric supply and building requirements. Once installed, HVAC works the same way as any small building that has a simple HVAC networking installed.
HVAC contractor tips
Solutions for large-scale structures and buildings can be added based on what most contractors advise for big buildings.
- Chillers – source of cool waters to be distributed to air cooling systems via pipes
- Heaters – these can also help in heating floors or rooms via heating furnaces or radiation heater that can be installed on each floor individually
- Roof top installations – they are mostly found on rooftops that help funnel the conditioned air into the space
- Heat pumps – imagine a refrigerator in reverse. The main heat source is pumped with water to allow it to pass through heated walls that take heat from air or water and are carried around the building floor.