HVAC and the Re-designing benefits for Mechanical Contractors
HVAC is the short form of heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning that dictates the purpose of its existence. The technology is designed to satisfy vehicular and indoor environmental requirements where, it offers acceptable indoor air quality and thermal comfort.
The system is actually the outcome of mechanical engineering that follows the principles of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Even, refrigeration is added to the services when it comes to increasing the efficiency and performance of HVAC systems (referred to as HVACR or HVAC & R).
HVAC systems are particularly important for medium and large-sized buildings, where the companies have to ensure healthy environment by maintaining humidity and temperature without restricting fresh air from entering the place.
According to the studies, HVAC systems utilize 13 percent of the total energy in the world where, commercial buildings consume 30% of it. This not only results in affecting the environment but the businesses will have to bear higher energy costs that are ultimately recovered from consumers. But the thing to mention here is that HVAC systems need to be modified or changed according to business’s needs. They are mechanically updated and play an important role in maintaining monthly utility expenses. Apart from HVAC systems, upgrading equipment, building automation systems and even making small changes such as installing or tuning the boiler can make a huge difference since they are work for the same cause i.e. energy bill reduction.
The common services of mechanical equipment for facility assets include:
- Rooftop units
- Cooling towers
- Air handing coils and units
- Variable frequency drives
- Condensers and condensing units
- Infrared heaters, boilers and furnaces
- Variable frequency drives
- Motors, pumps fans and various other mechanical equipment
How re-design help mechanical contractors to cut down cost?
Without any doubt, mechanical contractors have various ways to make their building energy efficient and reduce cost. They can either insulate the areas, place more energy efficient light bulbs or install new windows to save a significant amount of their money.
The best part about re-designing HVAC systems is that they will be of smaller size, which means the system will take lesser space and uses lesser material.
After installation, the next cost saving stage is utility rebates. Most of the companies offer rebates for highly efficient equipment, services and products i.e. for space heating equipment, rebate will be $200 to $700 whereas, when it comes to water heating equipment, the amount ranges between $150 and $200.
Even, HVAC re-designing will yield results when the business starts to receive utility bills. They will definitely see a dramatic decrease in their utility cost as the system will become more efficient and can work in low conditions as well. Another thing to keep in mind is that HVAC systems need regular maintenance in order to maintain healthy environment for the employees, thus decreasing the cost of healthcare and loss in productivity. In short, their re-designing will play an important role in cutting down cost from every aspect.