The balance of heat and cooling is a tough battle for many businesses. Tech infrastructure requires low temperatures with low humidity, and if you want efficient workers, you can't simply freeze everyone and force them to wear jackets in the summer--unless they're server technicians, since they're used to it.
For an efficient heating and cooling policy that maintains equipment and keeps your workers in a comfortable environment, here are a few commercial heating services and cooling options to use as necessary.
Isolated Temperatures Means Keeping a Decent Seal
Your building doesn't need to be airtight, but there needs to be some level of temperature control isolation. This usually means keeping insulation in good shape and inspecting for outdoor leaks, but there are other issues to keep in mind.
When a building has opposing temperature needs—such as needing heat in the winter for personnel, but requiring stable cooling for equipment—there will be a higher energy demand than just dealing with one climate control system. Your job is to reduce the amount of temperature leakage from one system to another.
The easiest way to achieve this is to place employees who have no reason to be in the cooled equipment room as far from the equipment as possible. Technicians who have to work with cooler systems should have their offices, storage, and maintenance rooms acting as a temperature buffer. Volunteers who don't mind cool temperatures are welcome, but you need to keep other personnel away.
Your employees who are both not involved with cooled system work and are personally against the colder temperatures should be far enough away that their heating requirements are not quickly affecting the cooling systems. It's not about reducing the cooling loss to 0, but about getting rid of a direct feed of heat.
For smaller businesses that can't distance their heating and cooling systems by dozens of yards, doors will need to be installed with weather stripping and all walls will need to be sealed off. No cracks or holes can allow air to easily escape if you want cooling systems to remain stable.
Heating & Cooling Maintenance During Season Changes
When heating isn't necessary, a commercial heating services team needs to be called for maintenance. This includes cleaning, checking for gaps in duct work, and making sure that the heating system components aren't burning or coming apart.
Cooling systems for tech businesses are a bit more difficult because of the constant need for cooling. Air conditioning or direct cooling is still necessary in the winter because many devices are essentially heaters that may slow down from their own heat in the winter, but planning a reduced system demand time can allow service professionals to do their job.
Contact a commercial heating services like S & S Builders LLC to discuss other parts of keeping your business efficient with heating and cooling maintenance planning.