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.


Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings

Do You Receive Unusually High Cooling Energy Bills? 4 AC Repairs That Might Solve The Problem

Nicole Jacobs

Your home's cooling and heating needs consume a significant percentage of your total energy costs. Perhaps you have noticed that your air conditioner has been consuming more power than usual. Your energy bills seem to be increasing day by day. What do you do? Generally, inefficient AC systems tend to use more energy. Therefore, you need an AC repair technician to help you diagnose and fix and restore your system. The following are some repairs they might consider.

1. Replace Dirty Filters 

Unclean air filters negatively impact the motor blower and the fans in your unit. The accumulation of dirt and debris in the filters and ducts makes it hard for the air conditioner to push air through the system. As a result, it will likely consume a lot of energy to meet the expected output. The motor blower, fan, and belts might break down if you don't clean the system and replace the filters. 

2. Upgrade Components of Your Current System 

Technicians have devised a method that helps homeowners enjoy the benefits of an advanced AC without spending too much money. They can help you upgrade and install specific components of your current air conditioning system to enhance its performance and energy efficiency. Your technician will determine what components need a replacement. Worn-out parts increase energy consumption because they make the system inefficient. The expert might replace the compressor or motor and add more ventilation to make the system more efficient. Retrofitting is an excellent investment when you aren't ready to make a complete system replacement. 

3. Fixing Leaks and Replacing the Refrigerant 

Your AC needs adequate refrigerant levels to supply cool air into your home. The refrigerant might leak when your system has a punctured compressor or condenser coil. The refrigerant is essential for absorbing heat and taking it out of the house. However, when you have low refrigerant, the system takes longer to achieve the desired indoor temperature. Running longer means consuming more energy. Therefore, you need an AC contractor to help you repair the leaks and replace the damaged components. 

4. Clogged or Damaged Ductwork 

Clogged or leaky ductwork are notorious for causing AC inefficiency. The system will work harder to push air past the leaky or clogged ductwork. You'll notice that it takes a long time to cool your house because the air seems stuck somewhere or escapes the ducts at some point. Your technician will fix the ducts to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption. 

Competent AC contractors diagnose potential problems before providing solutions. These are some repair solutions they can provide to cut energy consumption without compromising the AC output. For more information, contact a company like Cooling Hawaii.