The lesser known importance of HVAC design
It’s easy to take your HVAC design for granted when building or remodeling. The focus is usually on aesthetics like the layout of furniture and appliances, colors, decorations, etc.
Meanwhile the HVAC system might be treated more a one size fits all solution -it’s usually planned for, but to what degree. Pun intented.
So let’s get down to it, what can you do to get the most out of your HVAC installation?
When it comes to ductwork -size matters!
We come across this mistake more often than we should. Sometimes your construction crew may not know what kind of heating and cooling systems you have or are planning on getting installed. Some newer systems make the size of ductwork very important -especially if they are designed to be highly efficient.
HVAC load calculation
This is where you need an HVAC profesional to calculate what is needed for each zone of the area to design the installation to be consistent and efficient. Some systems need larger ducts some are best suited for smaller ducts.
Location, Location, Location!
The layout can make a big difference. It can mean more efficiency and longevity to your equipment. When it’s done improperly there is usually a reduction in the flow of air which can put more strain on the system and require more energy to run. Always get an HVAC technician to go over this stuff with you or your contractor/architect. It can make a big difference down the road!
What’s the big deal?
Mistakes in HVAC design can create a lot of avoidable issues. Often these are very costly to repair. Here is a list of some potential issues from improper hvac design:
- Dust Accumulation, contaminants, and mold growth
- Poor indoor air quality
- Poor ventilation
- System works harder and less efficiently to heat and cool.
- Lingering odors
- More wear and tear on equipment.
- Inconsistent temperatures
- Higher energy bills
Call your HVAC expert!
Don’t hesitate to give us a call, even if you are in the planning phase of your project. We can help you get the most out of your installation or current system and don’t forget to get regular maintenance. Taking these steps will save you money in the long run!