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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Keeping Air Conditioning Costs At A Minimum

Nicole Jacobs

If you use air conditioning during the summer months, you most likely want to keep the amount of electricity you use at a minimum during this time. Air conditioning can lead to an increase in your bill each month if you do not take precautions in how you utilize the energy to cool your home. Here are some tips you can use to aid in keeping your air conditioning use from making your electricity bills skyrocket.

Call A Repair Service Before The Air Conditioning Is Used For The Season

It is a good idea to have a repair service, like the one represented at http://www.capefearair.com, take a look at your air conditioning unit or system to ensure it is in the best working condition before it is to be used for the summertime. They will do a complete cleanout of the air conditioner as well as take a look at the mechanisms that keep it running to make sure there is no need for any type of repair work or replacement. If your air conditioning is not working up to par, the service will make recommendations on how to maximize the efficiency so your bills do not become too high.

Use Appliances During The Cooler Times Of The Day Or Night

Each time you use an appliance in your home, you will be adding heat to the temperature in the area. This can cause your air conditioning to come on more frequently. Consider holding off on drying your clothing, using your stove, or running your dishwasher until the coolest part of the day or night arrives. 

Use Your Windows To Help Adjust Your Home's Temperature

Keeping your windows open when the weather cools outdoors will aid in keeping your air conditioner from running too much when the temperature rises again. When weather is warm outdoors, instead of just shutting the windows during the time the air conditioning runs, it is a good idea to cover them as well. This will give the panes an added layer of insulation, keeping air inside cooler for longer as a result.

Remove Drafts For The Best Results In Air Usage

If you have drafty areas in your home, you will be losing precious air conditioning when it runs. It is a good idea to do an evaluation of the exterior of your home so any cracks can be filled in with caulk before summertime arrives. Gaps around window frames can be treated with weather stripping. Add a door sweep to the bottom of each door in your home to aid in air retention as well.


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