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How to Completely Change Your Thoughts About HVAC

Three Heating Options for Commercial HVAC Systems

by Eva Fisher

The HVAC system is designed to provide indoor climate control and environmental comfort in commercial spaces. If you are planning on installing this type of element in your building or considering an upgrade, you will need to evaluate numerous factors. One of these critical considerations is the technology used in producing and distributing the heat around the commercial premises. This choice will affect the initial purchase price, long-term operational expenses and the effectiveness of the system. Here is a description of the common heating technologies to consider incorporating into your property.

Forced Air Heating

The forced air heating technology is also known as convention heating. Basically, this type of system has a heating element that is designed to warm the air flowing in the HVAC system. When this air is sufficiently heated to the desired temperature, a fan component that is installed close to the heating module is used to blow it. The warmed air is forced into the ductwork and released into the interior spaces. The conventional heating can be powered using steam coils, electricity or even natural gas. The main drawback of this technology is that the hot air tends to gather near the ceiling area since it is light. This stratification is inefficient, but an indoor fan can be used to break the layers and redistribute the air.

Radiant Heating

The radiant heating system is designed and built with a central boiler component. Generally, water or even oil is heated in this containment to the pre-determined temperatures. The hot fluid is then allowed to flow through pipes throughout the commercial building into specialised radiator coils. The heat will transfer from these coils into the interior working space through infrared radiation. This radiant heating design can be more efficient in terms of operational costs compared to the forced air alternative. Simply speaking, there are no ducts involved, so there is minimal heat loss and no maintenance requirements. On the other hand, the installation of the coils and piping can be expensive.

Active Solar Heating

The active solar heating system consists primarily of large glass panels with companion liquid-filled coils. This configuration should be attached to a south-facing wall to harness the maximum solar energy at all times. The sun will heat up the liquid in the coils, and when the optimal temperature is achieved, the liquid will flow into a pump. The pump will direct the heated fluid into a network of pipes and radiator coils for radiant heating. Alternatively, the solar coils can be used for the forced air heating process.

For more information about your options for a commercial heating system, contact a local HVAC company. 

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