Keeping Warm and Cool: Commercial HVAC Systems

When working in an office, you want to be comfortable. One of the key components of comfort is being either warm during cold days or cool during hot ones. This is where having a commercial HVAC system installed in your building is useful.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has strict standards for the HVAC systems that ventilate buildings. It specifies the comfort zone of 68 degrees F to 75 degrees F for the winter season and 73 degrees F to 79 degrees F during summer. The humidity levels of the air should be at 50%, and the air should be moving at 30 feet per minute or slower.

Finding the right contractor will ensure your building is well-ventilated and meets these standards. Here are a few things to remember when making the choice:

  • Know the requirements. Your state most likely has license and insurance requirements for HVAC contractors. Be familiar with these requirements so you can check if your potential contractor is properly licensed and insured.

  • Know your building or system. If you’re looking to have a new system installed, be aware of the dimensions of your building or office. If it’s for a repair, you should know the particulars of your current HVAC model.

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