Commercial HVAC Services for Public Schools in NYC or Westchester County, NY

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are used for residential, commercial, or industrial heating and cooling purposes. Commercial HVAC services for public schools are essential, especially during extreme weather conditions to make their environment ideal for students.

Extremely high or low temperatures can make it unbearable for students and teachers. Commercial AC systems can be used to create a fresh indoor atmosphere by diluting internal air with fresh outdoor air. The outdoor also dilutes internal airborne contaminants such as odors, chemicals, and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) from interior furnishings.

What factors should public schools consider before installing HVAC Services?

Before schools in New York City, NYC can install HVAC services; they will need to consider the following factors:

  • Cost: When buying commercial HVAC services, it is important for schools to ensure that the cost involved is within the initial school budget.
  • Available space: Before deciding on what commercial AC systems a school needs, responsible stakeholders should look at the space available to accommodate the various systems.
  • Noise level: Schools cannot function properly in a noisy environment. As such, it is important for institutions to go for silent systems.

Which HVAC Services are ideal for Schools in New York City?

Public schools in NYC can use various commercial HVAC services. Some of these HVAC services are:

  1. Cooling Only Split-System: It comprises of indoor air handling units that are composed of a supply air fan, a cooling coil, an expansion device, and an outdoor condensing unit that comprises of a condenser coil and a compressor. Institutions can use the cooling only split system, since it is ideal for both residential and commercial buildings.
  2. Cooling Only Packaged-System: It is a single system unit featuring all the components of a split system. This can be placed outside a building, since it allows the ducting of indoor air from the building into the air distribution unit.

iii.        Heat Pump: Heat pumps work in the same way as the cooling only systems except that it comes with a special valve in its refrigeration piping, which can help users to operate the refrigeration cycle in reverse. The heat pump can be used to remove chillers or heat the indoor air by reversing the valve. At extremely cold temperatures, the heat pump does not function and requires to be supplemented with an electric resistance heater.

  1. Chilled Water System: This comprises of a chilled water system where cold water is distributed throughout the building using ‘chilled water coils’ to cool the building. For this to work efficiently, a cooling plant is needed to supply the cold water chillers.
  2. Window Air Conditioners: A window air conditioner is installed in a window or a customized space on the wall and has capabilities to cool small rooms through the window AC. Depending on its model; you can acquire a cool only window conditioner or a cooling and heating unit.
  3. Packaged Terminal Heat Pump: A Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) is comparable to and works as a window-mounted air conditioner. The units are mounted on a sleeve passing on outdoor walls such as classroom walls, and office walls. Using the PTHP is simple, since it is self-contained and will only require electricity to function. Using the PTHP system comes with the benefits of low and flexible installation costs, low maintenance, and utilizes outdoor air for heating or cooling purposes.
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