Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings
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Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings

Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.

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3 Reasons Why You Might Be Overpaying On Your AC Electric Bill

Nicole Jacobs

Many people install an AC unit in their home to keep them cool and comfortable during the summer months. This is by far the most effective way to cool your home, but it also can become pricy. Most AC units are pretty efficient and shouldn't use too much power. Usually if your energy bill is elevated there is something wrong with the unit. Here are a couple reasons why you might be overpaying on your AC.

1. You Haven't Changed The Air Filter

Inside your AC unit is a filter that helps to catch the dust, debris and dirt that could obstruct the system. This filter will get very dirty over time which could mean that you not only have poor air quality, but that your AC has to work extra hard to suck in the air that it needs.

To prevent this problem you should be changing your air filter often. You can check it as often as needed, or just try to change it a couple times a year. You will notice that when you do this your AC will work better, you will save money on your energy bill and the air quality in the house will improve.

2. The Outdoor Unit Is Obstructed

Another reason that you might be having problems with your AC is that the outdoor unit is dirty and obstructed. Your AC unit could become compromised as storms hit, wind is blown, left over grass from mowing hits the unit and so much more. It is important that this outdoor unit has plenty of room to take in clean air. If there are leaves, dirt, tree branches, grass, etc., around the area it will cause the unit to work extra hard. Thus, keep it clean and save money.

3. Poor Insulation In The Home

Even if your air filter is clean and the outdoor unit is clear, you still might be overpaying if your house is letting all the air out. No matter how well your unit blows you will still lose money if you can't keep the air inside the house. This is why you should make sure there is weather stripping around the doors, the windows close properly, and even replace the windows if needed. This will only save you money in the long run.

By avoiding these problems you can be sure that you aren't overpaying on your AC bill. To learn more, contact a company like Clay's Climate Control LLC.


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