The Three Most Common HVAC Humidification Mistakes
The humidity levels throughout your building are easily influenced by your HVAC equipment. In turn, humidity has a direct impact on the health and comfort of building occupants, as well as the overall productivity of businesses that depend on reliable and powerful heating and cooling solutions to operate optimally.
Below are three of the most common commercial HVAC humidification mistakes for facilities managers to consider as they evaluate their building’s current heating and cooling systems and processes.
How Does HVAC Humidification Affect Commercial Buildings and Occupants?
Like so many building factors, HVAC humidification has the ability to impact indoor air quality in dramatic ways.
Similar to temperature, humidity can make a space feel too hot or too cool, making for an uncomfortable work environment on either end of the spectrum. High or low humidity levels can also make it more difficult for heat-prone equipment to operate efficiently, increasing potential risk for malfunctions and shortages, as well as the costs associated with unscheduled downtime.
For these reasons, maintaining control over HVAC humidification levels is essential to establishing a sustainable heating and cooling plan for your commercial building.
Achieve Proper HVAC Humidification by Avoiding Common Mistakes
Depending on the application—whether it be combatting the spread of infectious disease, achieving maximum comfort and air quality, or cooling down server room equipment—the appropriate humidity level will vary.
Understanding the layout of your commercial space, as well as your unique HVAC needs as a company or organization, is necessary to achieve and maintain optimal humidity levels.
Choosing the Wrong Location for Automation Equipment
Finding the optimal location to install critical automation equipment such as thermometers and sensors is an effective method of achieving the optimal humidity level for your commercial space.
Choosing the Wrong Size Equipment
Depending on the size of your commercial space, the appropriate size for your humidification equipment will vary. For larger spaces that require more powerful equipment to regulate air flow and quality levels, larger equipment with alternate sources of power will be necessary. For smaller spaces, more compact options may be suitable.
Failure to Establish a Regular Preventive Maintenance Plan
Regular system maintenance of your entire commercial HVAC system is essential to any building’s heating and cooling plan. When it comes to maintaining a certain temperature or humidity level, however, more control over your HVAC system will allow you to more effectively manipulate HVAC levels throughout the building.
The Air Ideal Commitment to Comfortable, Breathable Air
At Air Ideal, we work with clients to achieve and maintain the highest level of comfort and productivity in their commercial building. Regardless of the needs of your space, Air Ideal has the commercial HVAC solution that’s right for you. Contact us today for more information on how to achieve and maintain the best humidity level for your commercial building.