Cooling an office building vs a large industrial building requires very different approaches. With a warehouse or other large commercial building, the sheer amount of space makes it easier for warm summer air to get in and for cool air to escape. The heat generated from heavy machinery makes these temperatures rise even faster. So what can be done to beat the heat in a large building during the summertime? We’ve prepared 4 tips for making these environments a bit more comfortable:
1. Try Installing Screen Doors
Where applicable, installing screen doors is perfect when you want to open your doors on breezy days, allowing air flow into your building. Screen doors will protect your employees and products from any trespassers, bugs or birds.
2. Air Conditioners & Fans
Getting an industrial air conditioner that’s fit for your building can help keep the environment cool. With the right sized condensing units and air handler units built and installed by an expert industrial HVAC company, you can provide a comfortable indoor environment during the summer months.
Industrial fans are also an option for energy efficient, low-cost cooling. Large ceiling fans can provide some relief from rising indoor temperatures without investing in a complex AC system. However, if your ceilings are very high, then the effects of a fan won’t provide proper ventilation below near the floor, which won’t bring relief to anyone working inside.
In particularly humid conditions, dehumidifiers can help get rid of warm moisture lingering in the air which will make the indoor air quality much more cool and comfortable. Consider purchasing a humidistat to monitor the fluctuating humidity levels inside your warehouse or other commercial building.
4. Keep Doors & Gates Closed
The best way to keep cool air inside is to keep your doors and gates closed as much as possible. Continually opening doors, windows and gates will instantly allow hot air to pour inside the building with the cooler air escaping just as fast. This can cause your air conditioning system to work much harder than it needs to, which can increase energy costs for building owners.
Safe Air Technology Can Help Cool Any Building
At Safe Air Technology, we’ve provided sophisticated and explosion-proof air conditioning solutions for industrial buildings for many years. Our industry-leading HVAC engineers build custom units in-house so that you get just enough equipment for the size of your building. Contact us today for your commercial HVAC system needs!