Commercial builders are many things but, unfortunately, an HVAC specialist is not one of them. That’s why most of the contracting pros in the industry turn to heating and cooling specialists when finalizing their design plans.
Is HVAC Design Really THAT Complicated?
Absolutely. Many people will tell you HVAC design and sizing are based solely on square footage, but they would be incorrect. Using a square foot estimate only results in an oversized system—expensive to operate and prone to breaking down frequently.
Here is just a small sampling of the things you must consider when determining the right HVAC system for your building:
- Square footage
- Number of doors
- Number of windows
- Number of rooms
- Orientation to the sun
- Insulation efficiency and rating
- Building usage
- Specialized storage spaces
- Local climate and environment
- Utilities and resource access
- Energy efficiency
These inputs combine to form a calculation and output pointing to a particular type of unit, as well as the appropriate system size and configuration. In addition, the duct work must be customized to support the entire function, ensuring every part of your building is appropriately climate controlled.
In Need of an HVAC Consultation on Your New Construction Project?
Here at Spring Valley Air Conditioning, we have decades of industry experience, consulting on a variety of construction projects ranging from small to large. We’re happy to act as HVAC subcontractors on your next project, ensuring you deliver nothing but the best for your clients.
If you’re a commercial builder in need of assistance, contact our team at Spring Valley to learn more about what we have to offer on your next commercial project.