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Commercial Ventilation

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S&E Air conditioning of DFW knows how important it is to have the proper heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems for you small or large office buildings. The work environment can be stressful and uncomfortable enough without the proper ventilations system. The last thing you need while you’re working is to be distracted by an unpleasant odor or a muggy environment. S&E is here to help with all your commercial HVAC needs.

Proper ventilation not only ensures the indoor air quality is up to stringent standards, but it also removes smells, excess moisture, introduces outside air, removes bacteria, keeps air circulating throughout a building, and prevents stagnation. There are two types of ventilation: mechanical and natural.

Mechanical ventilation uses what is called an air handler. A good example of this would be something like a fan. Often times these are used as vents in bathrooms to remove odors and humidity. Forced ventilation often takes quite a bit of energy especially when used in humid climates like here in North Texas. These air handlers also tend to cause some noise, so it isn’t often used in main areas but more for break areas and restrooms.

Natural ventilation uses outside air without using any kind of mechanical device. Sometimes this is done by opening windows to allow air to circulate in and out. There is also something called a trickle vent for smaller offices and spaces. The office may also be set up where warm air can rise and flow out of upper opening forcing cool air to be drawn into the building. Unfortunately in a place like Dallas, such ventilation systems may save energy but are not efficient enough for the summer months. There are air side economizers which allow for natural ventilation using mechanical fans and the like without using as much energy as mechanical installation.

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