Welcome back to the Tradesmen of New England blog! We are glad you are here and hope that you can find valuable information that can not only help you better care for your commercial HVAC system, but also instill confidence in our HVAC company and the services we provide. Lately, we’ve covered a variety of topics:
Residential vs. Commercial HVAC Systems
Many just assume that a commercial HVAC system is just a residential system on steroids that anyone who has serviced an HVAC system, whether it be residential or commercial, can give it proper care. This is simply not the case. A commercial HVAC system is more complex with a variety of factors that affect it. You must employ an experienced HVAC company to service your system. Read more here!
Preventative Maintenance that Will Save AC Costs
We cannot stress how important preventative maintenance is. Preventative maintenance will keep your system running efficiently longer and will mostly eliminate large-scale and expensive repairs. Efficiency and the a low probability for repairs means costs stay low. Read here about pre-summer preventive maintenance that will save your pocketbook from high AC costs!
In our latest blog, we talked about why you should choose Tradesmen of New England to service your Greater Hartford, Western Massachusetts, and Connecticut business or building. We know there are many commercial HVAC companies vying for your attention. Reasons to choose us are our dedication to customer service, our expert understanding of mechanical and control systems, and our comprehensive services that can keep your HVAC system running no matter what. To read more about us, go here or visit our website!
What Really is HVAC?
We all are familiar with heating and cooling systems. Most of us, if we have had the traditional American upbringing, have lived in homes with HVAC systems. We knew that our home stayed warm due to our heater and stayed cool in the summer because of our air conditioner. We also knew that if we adjusted the plastic box on the wall called a thermostat that we could make our home warmer or cooler. This probably all sounds a bit obvious and pointless to mention, but we do mention this because of how commonplace HVAC systems are, but yet how little the everyday person knows about them.
H Stands For Heating
The way a building is heated is determined not only by its age, but by its type. A building can be heated by a variety of types of commercial HVAC systems, including supply air systems, perimeter fin-tube radiators or by floor, ceiling, or wall radiation.
V is For Ventilation
Having a healthy ventilation system as part of your commercial HVAC system is crucial for several reasons. For building occupants to be able to not only be comfortable, but also healthy, there must be a healthy mixture of breathable gases in the air. Also, ventilation systems rid the air of odors, allergens, germs and other contaminants that are frequently found airborn in public spaces and contribute to company wide illness and allergy issues. There is such a thing as having a “polluted building” because your commercial HVAC system is inadequate for your building’s size or needs, or is not receiving proper maintenance.
A Stands for Air Conditioning
Air conditioning is referred to in the HVAC industry as sensible and latent cooling of air. Sensible cooling refers to the control of the actual temperature of the air, and latent cooling involves the humidity of the cooled air. Having both sensible and latent cooling is important because cool, humid air is, for most, very uncomfortable. For climates that are dry, adding humidity to the air is important as well. There are several means for cooling the air: water loop heat pump system, air-cooled or water-cooled equipment, and geothermal exchange.
C is for Control
The controls of an HVAC system allow for keeping a building’s occupants comfortable while also efficiently using energy resources. These controls also regulate how hard a system has to run to meet the demands of the building. Most commercial HVAC systems are made to handle more than they would ever probably need to.
So, HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Control. As you can see, even with this very basic explanation, an HVAC system does more than just heat and cool a building. It ultimately keeps the building climate comfortable and does so in the most efficient manner possible.
Want to learn more about how your commercial HVAC system works? Stay tuned for more posts about the specifics of commercial HVAC systems and other related topics.
Does Your System Need Maintenance?
Tradesmen of New England would love to help you have a commercial HVAC system that will not just work well enough, but one that also serves your building’s needs in an effective manner. Our experienced technicians can service a wide variety of HVAC systems and supply you with appropriate retrofitted parts, as well as cutting-edge upgrades. Contact us to learn more about our services!