April 18, 2019
In modern buildings, cooling is often as important as heating. The amount of IT equipment on site produces large amounts of waste heat. What’s more, building design often means that windows can’t be opened and airflow must be controlled by technology. That’s why it’s increasingly common to talk about heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) as a single system.
We can design an HVAC system for any building, whether it’s brand new or is an older design. And we’ll do it in a way that responds to the building’s occupancy throughout the week, both on weekdays and weekends. We’ll test the system before it goes live, to ensure that it quickly reaches optimum temperature. We’ll make sure to fit the latest in control equipment, so you can rely on your thermostats to keep the temperature just right. And we can keep the air flowing with a regular maintenance schedule.
Air Handling Unit (AHU) installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance
For many HVAC systems, the air handling unit (AHU) is the central element which regulates and circulates air. The AHU takes in outside air, reconditions it and supplies it as fresh air to the air-conditioned room. It does so by filtering, and either heating or cooling it. Even if we haven’t designed your entire HVAC system, we can install, test and commission an AHU should you need one. And our maintenance engineers will keep the unit working by putting together a maintenance schedule.
Whatever your needs with regards to building works, we’re able to help you out. Whether it’s designing a new plant room, or repairing a wall after a pipe burst, our builders can make your building look as good as new. We can rationalise internal space to meet your changing needs as an organisation, and really make your premises work for you.
A leisure centre provides a working example of HVAC
It’s not just customers expending energy at your leisure centre. If you run a leisure centre, you know that energy is second only to labour in your costs. It usually accounts for some 30% of the total. But different groups of customers have different needs. While you need to keep your swimmers warm out of the pool, you have to maintain the water at just the right temperature. And in the gym and sports hall, you want to keep the perfect balance of air temperature too.
According to the Carbon Trust, heating, ventilation and hot water is by far the biggest contributor to energy costs at a typical UK leisure centre. It accounts for around 60%. Across the sector as a whole, this amounts to an estimated £700 million. So any way in which your leisure facility can become more energy efficient will not only care for the environment, but will improve your bottom line.
If you’re serious about reducing long-term energy usage at your leisure centre, get Hodgkinson Bennis in to help. Whether you want a new boiler, or a more comprehensive HVAC overhaul, we can design, install and maintain all your equipment. We’re experts at fitting and commissioning new plant while causing minimum disruption to your clients and your staff. More than in many other types of business, good ventilation is essential for leisure centres to protect against damp and condensation. We’ll be able to help you work out what kind of air handling unit will provide you with the best solution.
If you’ve got any questions about HVAC, at a leisure centre or beyond, then speak to one of our team today!
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Hodgkinson Bennis design, install and maintain the most fuel-efficient commercial and industrial boilers. Headquartered in Manchester, we work across the UK, particularly in the North West, North East and throughout the Midlands. Contact us today to discuss how we can deliver advanced commercial and industrial boilers.
At Hodgkinson Bennis, we have worked with commercial and industrial boilers since 1872. This history gives us an enviable amount of experience as pioneers in the industry. We place an enormous emphasis on ensuring the health and safety of all team members, suppliers, contractors, and the public. We provide the most fuel-efficient boiler solutions for industrial and commercial applications. The efficiency of our steam and hot water systems can significantly reduce carbon footprint. Fuel efficiency is of particular importance for both private and public sector organisations. Our newest boiler ranges are already making an impact on fuel usage for leisure centres and sports facilities across the UK.