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Reduce operating costs with a properly designed HVAC system!
The mechanical system that heats, cools and ventilates your business is typically one of the most expensive line items business owners face, be it new construction, replacing an old system or simply the operating costs for the heating and cooling of your space.
If only expensive equated to better! For many business owners, it seems to be a never-ending battle to keep your business (and, more importantly, your customer) comfortable. Is this a battle you may be losing? Do any of the following problems sound familiar?
“Every time someone opens the door, my customers feel cold air blowing over them. Is that normal?”
“It seems like it’s way too cold or way too warm in my business all the time.”
“My heating and cooling bills are higher than ever before.”
“Should my windows have so much condensation on them?”
“My HVAC contractor says there’s nothing he can do.”
Enhancing Comfort & HVAC Durability in Commercial Spaces
Priority Energy has been at the forefront of designing new commercial building enclosures/envelopes and mechanical systems for years. What’s more, we have been the leader when it comes to forensic analysis of building comfort and durability issues in homes and commercial spaces across the United States. Comfort is something everyone understands, but what do we mean when we say building durability? Simply put, we mean the structure’s ability to last for generations. Unfortunately, we have seen durability severely impacted by poorly designed mechanical systems.
Priority Energy works with:
Schools/Day Care Facilities
Warehouse & Trucking Facilities
We are an industry leader, offering mechanical load sizing services to maximize comfort and indoor air quality.
These services include:
ASHRAE RTS/CLTD & ACCA Manual N Load Sizing
A complete commercial load sizing takes into account
The building envelope (walls, doors, windows/glazing, ceilings and orientation)
Occupant loads (how many people will be in the space and during what hours)
Internal gains (equipment loads, lighting, and any other heat generating items)
Ventilation (type of ventilation and total CFMs required)
ASHRAE/ACCA-approved software should be utilized for ASHRAE RTS/CLTD to be accurate. Priority Energy utilizes Wrightsoft RTS/CLTD software for all load calculations.
ASHRAE & ACCA Commercial Duct Sizing
Priority Energy does not rely on rules of thumb. The only way to provide proper airflow and comfort to your guests is to utilize duct sizing software. We will give you a duct diagram from the furnace/air handler to the registers, including all ductwork, connections/fittings and registers. A duct system designed with ASHRAE/ACCA-approved software will give you a quiet duct system that will extend the life of the furnace/AC and decrease comfort complaints from your customers.
Test & Balance
Priority Energy provides complete HVAC testing and balancing services for code compliance. Our certified staff will help you with the final steps necessary for commercial code compliance and will measure, test and balance airflows.
Airflow test and balance for heating, cooling and ventilation airflows
Low Pressure supply / return / exhaust systems
Variable air volume systems
High pressure systems
Total system airflow testing and diagnostics
LEED™ outside air balancing
Other Resources on Mechanical Sizing
Priority Energy can provide an ACCA Manual J/D/S at competitive rates within 48 hours--contact us with your plans today or call us at 800-737-2299 to learn more about our commercial HVAC design and testing services.
by Robert F. Schildgen
Priority Energy will lead a trial installation of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Extended Plate & Beam wall system for a Chicago-area home builder.