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The Benefits of Energy Efficient HVAC Systems for Commercial Buildings

The Benefits of Energy Efficient HVAC Systems for Commercial Buildings

Commercial building operations depend heavily on HVAC systems. With higher expectations surrounding health and safety, employee rights, and the quality of equipment, a modern workplace ventilation system is a must for offices, factories and a vast range of other commercial premises. But, HVAC systems can be overworked trying to maintain the proper temperature and remove humidity – even in the notoriously mild British summer – costing you money.

In addition to exorbitant energy costs, having an inefficient system could lead to issues with workers, products, and equipment. In commercial premises that hold chemicals or have greater exposure to pathogens, this can mean a substantial risk of harm to both people and property. Fortunately, a reliable, customised HVAC system can reduce these dangers, safeguard sensitive materials, and keep personnel at ease.

The Cost Of An Inefficient Workplace Ventilation Systems

Even in businesses that don’t deal with hazardous compounds, an inefficient workplace ventilation system can still significantly affect your operation. The Carbon Trust released a detailed report on the financial and environmental impact of HVAC systems in commercial properties and found the following:

  • Heating can account for as much as 60% of a company’s total energy usage.
  • Ventilation systems are responsible for approximately 30% of the heat loss experienced in commercial buildings (25% in industrial buildings).
  • Installing an air conditioning system can double a building’s energy consumption.

Fortunately, these figures don’t represent all HVAC installations. By choosing a bespoke ventilation system, you no longer have to “make do” with a generic HVAC system. Instead, you can customise the ventilation, filtration, heating and air conditioning within each zone of your building. Not only does this offer more benefit to your employees, but it means you’re only using what you need, saving you both energy and money.

Areas Where Energy Savings can be Made

Don’t just take our word for it! The Carbon Trust study highlighted three key areas where off-the-shelf workplace ventilation systems are currently using more energy than is needed. Let’s look at each of these issues and how bespoke HVAC systems meet the challenge.

Heating

Effective heating is crucial for maintaining equipment operating temperatures and comfortable working environments for personnel in commercial buildings with huge expanses and high ceilings.

Customised HVAC systems are very easy to program to heat various spaces differently and at various times. For instance, spaces used for manual labour will need less heating than spaces used for sedentary work, and spaces used for massive mechanical equipment or computer servers will only need cooling facilities rather than heating.

By utilising energy-saving technology and ensuring that energy isn’t used needlessly, replacing the HVAC with a new energy-efficient system can save energy and, consequently, money.

Ventilation

Condensation and dampness, which are harmful to workers and electrical equipment, can be avoided with proper ventilation. Ventilation is also a crucial feature in industries that generate harmful gases, smoke, or dust. But, as The Carbon Trust showed, it can be responsible for 30% heat loss, meaning you use extra energy to reheat your building.

A bespoke, modern workplace ventilation system is a crucial tool in combating this impact. By delivering ventilation only where it is required and ensuring that the appropriate ventilation technique is used for specific areas, your system can reduce heat loss without compromising air quality.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is more crucial and expensive than ever, as so much modern equipment uses computer components that must be kept cool to prevent them from overheating. Controllability is especially crucial during the unpredictable British summer when an unexpectedly cool day might lead to energy loss from unneeded air conditioning.

Fortunately, cutting-edge technology and upgrades to efficiency allow for the use of highly controlled, easily maintainable systems that can be tailored to specific applications and controlled at the touch of a button.

Custom Workplace Ventilation System

It goes without saying that a newer HVAC system will function more effectively and handle the hot months better than an outdated one. However, a customised workplace ventilation system that has been developed specifically for the company will function even more efficiently.

In damp, foggy coastal areas, for example, a coalescing filter can be employed to collect and remove salt-laden water particles from the air, reducing corrosion. Or, in an industrial setting, dense filters can be used to tackle welding fumes, explosive dust or fat fumes.

Transcool Systems manufactures and installs HVAC systems that are built to perform optimally in your commercial space. They not only keep workers comfortable and protect machinery from heat and humidity, but they also purge the air of dangerous particles and make sure that no energy is wasted where it is not necessary.

Energy-efficient workplace ventilation systems can help to reduce energy usage and generate considerable energy cost savings. Call +44 (0)1903 733911 or send an email to info@transcoolsystems.co.uk to learn what a customised, energy-efficient HVAC system may do for your company.