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St. Louis HVAC Mechanical Contractor: Energy Conservation Optimal for Schools

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Heating and cooling is a tepid topic at some schools of St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. Hoffmann Brothers, a St. Louis HVAC mechanical contractor prescribes the following suggestions for energy conservation at elementary schools, high schools and universities. Through indoor air quality (IAQ) and energy conservation, students actualize a healthy educational environment with an assortment of HVAC devices.

Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV)

Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) systems represent a basic solution for energy conservation in classrooms, auditoriums, study halls, the cafeteria, as well as other school environments, whereby occupancy levels fluctuate throughout the day. Powered to bolster energy conservation, DCVs tout 10 percent less consumption than that of a standard-efficient commercial HVAC system.

How does demand controlled ventilation work? DCVs employ a built in carbon dioxide sensor to determine when to replenish ventilation during higher occupancy rates and diminish airflow when the CO level is low.

Some schools find that a zoning system supports energy conservation. Zoning systems solve conditioning needs in environments with numerous separated areas at educational campuses. With a zoning system, building engineers acquire the ability to control a school’s environment via the Internet or by computer. These zoning systems simplify reducing a schools temperature during holidays, evening hours and other times when classrooms are vacant.

Benefits of Zoning System

Curtailing utility bills by tens of hundreds of dollars annually, zoning systems leverage energy conservation. Zoning systems also allow for specific temperature comfort in rooms where needed, without warming or cooling unoccupied spaces. For extra savings and streamlined energy conservation, zoning systems even provide operational managers the ability to control other aspects of a school’s climate (humidity, ventilation and temperature).

Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Geothermal heating and cooling, solar system heating as well as other high efficiency appliances are tax deductible. However, an energy audit is needed to determine whether an institution qualifies for in any of the energy tax credits in St. Louis County, endorsed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT).

Please dial 314.664.3536 to schedule a commercial energy audit for your school with St. Louis’ preferred HVAC mechanical contractor.  

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