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

Pellet Furnace Advantages: Why You Should Consider Pellet Furnace Heating

Nicole Jacobs

When you're looking for a cost-effective and efficient solution for heating your home, consider investing in a pellet furnace instead of a traditional oil or gas-burning furnace. Many homeowners are unfamiliar with pellet furnace models and their advantages. You might be surprised at how beneficial these units are for your home. 


With the cost of fossil fuels increasing year over year, you may find that a pellet furnace saves you money over time on fuel. In fact, if you purchase your pellets by the ton, you'll save even more. In fact, you have the freedom to shop from many retailers and suppliers for pellets, which is not necessarily an option when you choose a gas or oil-fueled furnace. This can make a significant difference in your home heating budget if you install a pellet furnace.

Ease Of Use

If you're thinking of woodstoves and the challenge of hauling and stacking wood to keep the woodstove burning, you'll be pleasantly surprised by a pellet furnace. In fact, most pellet stoves have a hopper that you can fill with several bags of pellets, so you may only need to fill the furnace once a day, sometimes less. The bags don't come with the same risk of splinters that you'll face with regular wood, either.

In addition, for those who are familiar with hauling ash out of a wood-burning stove, you may wonder about the pellet furnace waste. These units produce very little ash, but what they do produce collects easily in a bin beneath the burn box. You can empty this bin once a week or less often depending on how much your stove burns. 

Low Emissions

While you'll still need to connect your pellet furnace to the chimney system to exhaust, you'll find that a pellet stove produces far fewer emissions and particulates than a standard woodstove or even an oil-burning furnace. When you want a heat source for your home that is safer for your family and better for the environment, pellet stoves are an ideal solution. The compressed pellets do not create the same volume of creosote that poses a risk for chimney fires with woodstoves, nor do they increase your home's exposure to carbon monoxide at the same level as a poorly vented oil-burning furnace.

Consider investing in a pellet furnace to heat your home in the cold weather season. Your home heating contractor can help you choose the right model to fit your home's structure.

Reach out to a furnace technician to learn more.