Consistent comfort is crucial in areas where a large number of people gather, including churches and other places of worship. HVAC requirements for these establishments differ from that of other commercial structures. Heating and cooling, however, can be difficult because of the large, open design.
Air Products & Services, a leading commercial and residential AC contractor, takes a look at the considerations for designing and installing HVAC systems in church buildings.
Churches and other places of worship are often spacious, with a wider floor area and higher ceilings. Here, a large group of people meets once or twice a week in a central gathering space. Adjacent to this space are typically small meeting rooms. Both areas are typically empty for much of the week, resulting in varied heating and cooling needs.
Lots of Glass
Many churches feature large windows with immense glass panes, adding beauty and serenity to the space. However, these windows can contribute to heat gain, especially during the summer, making keeping the church or place of worship cool difficult. An experienced HVAC technician will take this factor into consideration when planning an air conditioning installation.
When it comes to designing and installing HVAC systems for churches, you need to take the following into account:
- HVAC choices. There is a wide variety of HVAC-related products and systems available to provide consistent comfort inside places of worship. In addition to programmable thermostats, you may choose either mini-split systems or HVAC systems with a variable speed feature.
- Budget. The church’s leaders and membership will have to determine how much they can afford to pay for their preferred HVAC equipment.
- Size. As with most residential and commercial HVAC installations, the chosen HVAC system should be sized appropriately so the church can receive adequate heating and cooling without risking excess energy consumption or causing premature deterioration to their investment.
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