Well-maintained ventilation equipment plays an important role in ensuring a high standard of indoor air quality. It also has an important impact on the overall energy efficiency of your HVAC system, which in turn has a significant impact on space heating and air conditioning loads. Implementing ventilation efficiency measures in your commercial building can have a remarkably positive impact on the overall performance of your system, helping you to reach cost-savings goals. Here’s some insight into these measures, as well as how our commercial HVAC company in NJ can help you achieve them.
Option One: Demand Controlled Ventilation
This efficiency measure focuses on delivering ventilation only where and when it is actively required in your building. After all, there is no point in blanket-ventilating a building when it is only 20% occupied. This cuts energy usage by only turning on fans and cooling/heating when needed. This tailoring of ventilation to meet the changing needs delivers impressive results.
One aspect of utilizing this demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) strategy that needs to be addressed is the prevention of low-quality air and pollutants that build up in spaces where ventilation is not currently being delivered. To ensure this build-up does not become problematic or a health hazard, it’s important to set your ventilation system to not only measure the indoor air quality, but also to automatically turn on in the event that this level is reached. As a guideline, use ASHRAE standards.
Option Two: Airside Economizer
An airside economizer assists building ventilation systems by utilizing the outdoor environment to meet heating or cooling needs indoors. This eliminates the need to, for example, cool the indoor air of a building as extensively when cool fall weather arrives by balancing the indoor HVAC system by supplementing it with already-cool air from outside.
If you are considering utilizing an airside economizer alongside a DCV, you will find that the systems will work in opposition to one another. In this case, it is critical to have a smart HVAC system that can measure and determine the best savings for that particular day. It should also then be able to implement one system over the other.
Option Three: Energy Recovery Ventilation
The final option is to implement an energy recovery ventilation system that works to move heat and humidity into or out of the building as required for heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. These systems are very useful for energy savings as they utilize a heat exchanger (a heat pump) to reduce and manage the heating or cooling load.
In hot summer weather, the exchange works like a refrigerator, using indoor air to pre-cool outdoor air before it runs into the air conditioning system. Similarly, in winter it can utilize exhaust air to preheat outdoor air before it runs into the heating system. It can also be used to manage humidity within your building to keep it within the recommended parameters.
This system can be utilized in partnership with an airside economizer or DCV system.
Let Our Commercial HVAC Company in NJ Help You Achieve Your Building Energy-Saving Goals in 2020
If your commercial heating or cooling systems require repair, maintenance or replacement, our commercial HVAC company in NJ is here to assist.
At Tri-Tech Energy, we specialize in both heating and cooling systems, as well as in the design and installation of custom cutting-edge commercial HVAC systems, commercial ductwork, and commercial ventilation systems. Our commercial HVAC contractors serve the entire New Jersey area, and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that our team is ready to help whenever you need it.
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