One of the biggest expenditures for commercial property owners is energy, especially for those who live in climates that require constant heating during the colder winter months, and constant cooling during the hot summer months. Building owners are under pressure to cut costs while maintaining standards, and with energy prices increasing and inflation affecting everyone, having an energy-efficient commercial air ventilation and exhaust system can be very beneficial.

In this article, we’ll explore why ventilation systems are necessary in commercial buildings, and discuss ways to improve their energy efficiency. 

Why Ventilation Systems are Necessary

Ventilation systems are necessary in any indoor space, especially commercial buildings. A ventilation system serves several purposes, including:

  • It stops condensation from forming. It’s nearly impossible to remove all moisture from the air, but when there’s excess moisture it can lead to condensation, which leads to mold and rot. Certain types of mold can cause serious health issues like allergic reactions and respiratory problems. A good ventilation system will remove excess moisture from the air and keep your space mold-free. 
  • It removes impurities from the air. Whether in a busy city with lots of pollution, or a more rural setting, the air inside contains contaminants and bacteria that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Ventilation systems help remove and prevent these contaminants, as well as offensive odors, from your space. 
  • It regulates airflow. There are certain health and safety standards that commercial building owners must adhere to, and these regulations include airflow. You must have enough fresh air being pumped into your space during the course of business, while too much fresh air can result in expensive energy bills. 
  • It reduces temperatures. If you’ve ever been in a crowded room then you know how quickly it can overheat, even when the air conditioning is on. A ventilation system helps regulate temperatures when people gather in a particular space, making the environment more comfortable for everyone. 
  • It has health benefits. Breathing unclean air can result in unpleasant health problems, like headaches, allergies, rashes, sinus problems, and asthma. A good ventilation system keeps your air clean and safe to breathe.

Ways to Improve Their Energy Efficiency

There are ways to improve the energy efficiency of your commercial air ventilation and exhaust system. If you aren’t experienced with HVAC systems, we recommend you call your trusted HVAC contractor who can retro-fit your ventilation system:

  • Use automatic dampers to extract dust and fumes at the source of contamination.
  • Use a Variable Speed Drive (VSD) to optimize the energy efficiency of the fan system
  • Optimize transport velocity of the airflow by dimensioning the duct system.
  • Keep the pressure drop at a low level so you don’t wear out your filters prematurely. 

Whether you want to install a new commercial air ventilation and exhaust system, or you’re interested in retrofitting your existing system, our experts at Tri-Tech Energy are here to help. Don’t waste any more money on extortionate energy bills. Optimize your building’s ventilation system and ensure the quality of your air today. 

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