Does it seem like you can’t get the temperature in your office building just right? These tips from your local HVAC engineers will help you to achieve a more comfortable office environment.
If your office building is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, it’s time to get some tips from the HVAC engineering experts at Hibbard Engineering. With the best practices for office HVAC usage and professional HVAC system design, you will be able to keep your employees comfortable all year long.
Tip #1: Get Rid of Personal Fans, Blankets, and Space Heaters
If the receptionist is always sitting bundled up with a space heater at her feet, or employees are bringing in personal fans to cool off, you have an office HVAC problem on your hands. Not only are these items using more energy, but a space heater can also be a fire hazard for your building.
When you get to the source of the HVAC issue, you can achieve more efficient climate control and keep everyone comfortable year-round without the need for personal fans, blankets, and space heaters.
Tip #2: Have a Qualified HVAC Engineer Assess Your Building and System
Many times you can tie HVAC problems and inefficiencies to the wrong-sized system for your building. Or it could be that there have been add-ons, such as new offices, to the building over time, which means the original HVAC isn’t able to keep up. By commissioning an HVAC engineer, you can get an assessment of the original building plans and the current system. A trained engineer has the knowledge and expertise to determine whether or not you need a new system, or if adjustments, repairs, or maintenance will take care of the problem.
Tip #3: Alleviate Airflow Issues
A tweak to the system such as a valve in the duct and a new thermostat can make it possible for you to control the temperature both in the separate offices and for the building as a whole. By working with an HVAC engineer, you can alleviate common airflow problems, which will solve your too-hot, too-cold office climate issue.
HVAC Engineer Commissioning Gets to the Root of the Problem
At Hibbard Engineering, we offer energy commissioning and retrocommissioning services to provide you with energy-efficient, cost-saving solutions for the life of your system. Cookie-cutter HVAC services are often not enough to provide the kind of long-lasting solutions you need to keep your office comfortable and your budget happy. The beauty of commissioning services is that the engineer can ensure your building’s HVAC system is operating the way the building owner intended. Reach out to our team of engineering experts today to schedule a consultation.