As summer’s temperatures reach their peak, keeping your facilities cool is important for maintaining comfortable working conditions. Cooling commercial spaces properly means finding the right balance for employee comfort, temperature/humidity control, and energy use. In manufacturing operations where additional heat is generated by machinery, and in warehouses where goods must be stored in constant environmental conditions, cooling systems are vital mechanisms.
Although summer is in full swing, it’s not too late to take steps to make sure HVAC systems are running efficiently. By optimizing cooling systems, energy consumption is reduced. Bringing down utility costs makes for a more sustainable and green environment. HVAC systems basically consist of condensers, fans, and thermostats and all must be in good working order to perform optimally. If any part is failing, your facility or warehouse may be uncomfortably hot.
To be sure your system is performing at its best, take the time to perform some basic preventative maintenance:
- System checks: Ensuring that all parts of the cooling system are working to peak performance begins with regular inspections. Performing regular checkups and inspections keep the system working well and will help you find potential problems before they cause a serious breakdown.
- Sensors and thermostats: As the brains behind the mechanics, sensors and thermostats must be working properly to maintain accurate indoor temperatures. Calibrate the instruments to ensure the temperature readings are correct and make sure they respond accurately to rising and falling temperatures.
- Filters and external equipment: Staying on top of filters and changing them regularly helps cooling units work efficiently and keeps the air as clean as possible. Check external units for dirt, debris, or damage from environmental conditions that could prevent the units from running smoothly.
When choosing cooling equipment, look for the highest quality components. Since fans are integral components for all cooling systems it is important that this component be well made, durable, and reliable. If fans are improperly sized or inefficiently designed, the cooling system will not be able to maintain optimal temperatures.
It is often difficult to know if you are choosing the right fan for a specific application. To choose the fan that will meet performance specifications we have developed an eBook titled “How to Select a Cooling Fan.” This informational guide will help you choose a cooling solution that meets the needs of your operation.
As the leader in manufacturing high-quality AC and DC fans, PTI has the expertise to provide information on how to achieve the ideal temperatures in your facility. With a wide range of sizes available, we also have custom capabilities to meet the specific requirements. Our innovative technologies provide the right solutions for numerous industrial applications.