In a few weeks, summer will be in full swing. That said, you’ll need to get a jump on how to keep your office space properly cooled before another hot Maryland summer begins. Your employees can’t complete their best work if they are constantly too hot or always too cold, so striking a balance is the best way to make sure your office is as comfortable as possible.
Choose an Energy-Efficient Design
Part of the process involves remodeling or renovating your office building. Commercial buildings should incorporate energy-efficient designs just as much as homeowners should do the same for their homes. By using a smarter design, you won’t have to make your commercial HVAC work as hard to cool off your building. Insulating walls, windows, and floors is a good place to start, but that’s not all you can do.
Resize Your Commercial HVAC
You might also have to consider resizing your current commercial HVAC system. If the unit is too large, it can be just as inefficient as one that is too small to fulfill your building’s needs. Oversized commercial HVAC units will be cycling on and off every day, producing plenty of distracting noise that will only aggravate your employees and interfere with their ability to work.
No matter what season it is, indoor air quality (IAQ) is always an essential part of making your office more comfortable. By redesigning your commercial HVAC to take advantage of improved ventilation, you can get rid of excessive humidity making everyone sweat, along with bad smells, dust clouds, germs, and carbon dioxide – all of which can drag down your indoor air quality and make it hard for everyone to stay healthy. The experts at Crockett Facilities can help you optimize your IAQ.
Integrate Under-Floor Cooling
If your building hosts a growing collection of servers and server rooms, then you understand the value of adequate cooling. Integrating under-floor cooling can benefit your data center, especially if it follows the trend of higher ceilings common in modern offices. Warmer air rises naturally, but the diffusers in under-flooring cooling units help push that air up and replace it with cooler air closer to the ground.
You should always be on the lookout for new technologies that can make your commercial HVAC system more effective. Smart sensors can help control the amount of light inside your building. These sensors are easy to add to your existing system and can adjust the amount of lighting based on how much sunlight is outside. Other sensors can redirect conditioned air to stifling conference rooms or anywhere else everyone is gathered, even for a short time.
Crockett Facilities Can Help!
Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings.
To learn more about the importance of HVAC Preventive Maintenance, please contact us at 202.600.2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our PM contract customers receive priority service with 24/7 emergency service in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.