09 Jul Commercial Heating and Cooling in Denver Should be Robust and Reliable
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) problems at the Orion Center in Michigan demonstrate the importance of having a reliable and robust system for heating and cooling in Denver, particularly in commercial establishments. According to The Clarkston News staff writer Meg Peters, the Orion Center’s heating and cooling developed multiple performance issues in a span of two years due to bad design and poor construction. The technicians in charge summarized their findings as follows:
Apart from the scant amount of heating coils, a plastic hot-water pipe creates hot-spots in the pipe which trap air making it difficult to retract air. A flow control device is missing in the existing reheat coil bypass piping. Return air for the facility is being dragged across cellulose insulation that clogs many components. The building has a negative air pressure problem and pulls in cold air during the winter. None of the VAV box filters have a filter system so dust particles are being recycled back into some individual rooms.
While the above findings are highly technical in nature, anybody else can take the hint that the phrases ‘scant amount of heating coils’ and ‘negative air pressure problem’ should never be associated with HVAC systems. Fortunately, reliable HVAC companies in Denver like Total Plumbing, Inc. can be counted on to address these issues. That said, it wouldn’t hurt aspiring owners of commercial establishments to have a basic grasp of HVAC design and construction principles. That way, everyone can be on the same page whenever maintenance issues come up.
Unlike residential systems, commercial HVACs are usually larger and more complex. These systems, in turn, contain two smaller components: central plant equipment, which are responsible for producing warm/cool air, and system equipment, which are responsible for circulating the air throughout the building. The size, type, and features of these components typically depend on the HVAC needs of the building itself. For example, a theater will need to have a more refined heating and cooling system to regulate the temperature in large, enclosed spaces, while libraries need to have built-in moisture and temperature control to protect delicate documents.
Regardless of their configuration, commercial HVAC units need to be strong enough to handle long operating times. More importantly, it is crucial to ensure that such an HVAC system does not pose much of a fire hazard. Trusted and experienced Denver heating and air conditioning companies take these matters into account to guarantee the safety and comfort of every building occupant.
(Source: Engineers determine Orion Center HVAC system is failing, The Clarkston News, June 18, 2014)