Are you planning a commercial building renovation? While you’re probably excited to improve your business, you also may be feeling slightly overwhelmed since building renovations involve meticulous planning. With so much on your plate, we’re guessing that you haven’t thought about replacing your building’s current HVAC system! Even if you aren’t changing the footprint or square footage of the space, there are several reasons why you should consider upgrading. The truth is that your needs for AC and heating NJ are determined by factors other than the square footage of your space, such as occupancy, usage, and layout. Here are five reasons why you should purchase a new HVAC system to meet the demands of your new and improved space.
Modifying the Interior Layout Requires Changing the Ductwork
Your building’s current HVAC system has been specifically designed to maximize comfort based on its current layout. If you’re removing or adding new walls, windows, or doors, you’re changing the way the air flows through the building. If you don’t want cold and hot spots throughout your building, you should have the ductwork changed to accommodate the new layout.
Heating and Cooling Requirements Are Based on the Building’s Use
Are you renovating your building to make room for new activities or uses of the space? For example, if you add a gym to an office building, the cooling and heating needs for the gym will differ from those for the office and you’ll need a larger AC and heating NJ system to meet the comfort requirements of the occupants. Even changing the number of computer systems may require you to replace your current HVAC system with one that is more or less powerful.
An Increase in Occupancy Requires Additional Cooling
Let’s face it: one of the reasons you’re renovating your building is to grow your business and attract new customers/clients. However, your current HVAC was most likely designed for a specific number of people. If the occupancy of your space is going to increase, you will need to make the necessary changes by replacing your current AC and heating NJ system with a larger and more powerful one.
Your Current HVAC System Doesn’t Fit Your Newly Renovated Space
This is a common occurrence during building renovations. By modifying the layout of your building, you’ll likely be making the space smaller or larger, and your current system for AC and heating NJ may not be the right size for the new space. If your HVAC system is too small, your system won’t be able to efficiently cool or heat your space and will be constantly running. If you have a system that is too large, it will use more power than necessary and significantly increase your utilities. Additionally, when renovations are made, sometimes energy-efficient materials or construction techniques are used. For example, new windows or doors may be installed, which provide better insulation. Perhaps better lighting (that gives off less heat) will be installed, reducing cooling demands but increasing heating needs during cooler months. Depending on the extent of the renovations, you may want to consider replacing your HVAC system with one that is more compatible with your newly improved space.
You Need to Change Air Flow to Control Odor
This is relevant if you’re remodeling a restaurant, gym, or restrooms. To prevent unwanted odors from giving your customers an unpleasant experience, the air flow should be designed to move in the appropriate direction. When you change the layout of your building, you are modifying the air flow. Correct this to ensure that kitchen and restroom odors stay away from your customers.
Before Renovating Your Building Consult With an HVAC Contractor
Before starting renovations, we recommend going over your plans with a professional HVAC contractor. A professional HVAC contractor will let you know whether you should make any changes to the ductwork or entirely replace your system for AC and heating NJ.Looking for a professional HVAC contractor? Reach out to Quick Serve Pro! Quick Serve Pro has been serving the New York and New Jersey communities for almost 30 years and offers installations for residential and commercial properties. We’d be more than happy to take care of the HVAC side of things so you can focus on the other aspects of the renovations!