Benefits of Installing a Heating and Cooling System in Your Studio
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems help make studios comfortable for both radio presenters and their colleagues.
In winter, proper heating is necessary to keep everyone in the studio warm. On the other hand, cooling becomes necessary in summer when the temperatures rise to uncomfortable levels.
Whichever type of HVAC system you pick for your studio, it’s important to hire professionals to do the installation, repairs and maintenance as need arises.
The right ventilation system ensures that your radio station is quiet, comfortable and fosters efficient operation in your studio. This improves productivity either in winter or summer.
Radio production facilities usually get uncomfortably hot. Lighting in studios is the major factor responsible for heating your interior space. Although audience size (if any) and solar load also heighten heating in street-front studios, lighting is by far the worst in that regard.
Production spaces are allowed to produce about 45W of power per square foot based on industry standards. However, the ratio of net production area in a small studio is higher than in its larger counterpart.
You can lower the load from 45W to 35W-40W per square foot in large radio stations. However, air is delivered locally in the production area, making this impractical for 45W per square foot quantities, on average.
With various HVAC systems available on the market, you can optimize your studio comfort and lower costs. Just like any other HVAC system, ductless HVAC systems are beneficial to your radio station. Here’s how:
7 Benefits of HVAC Systems to Radio Stations or Studios
- Cooling and heating interior spaces
The people working in your radio station are the ones who stand a chance to benefit from your HVAC system. The manner in which heat is perceived through physics by those working in your studio facilitates cooling or heating system design.
This differs from how it’s perceived at home or in the office.
Lighting sources in the studio radiate, causing convection to occur. This results in the production of warm air. Radiation involves direct energy transportation through electromagnetic waves, space and light. Convection transfers heat via thermal energy in fluids.
Designing a cool system for your radio station is possible through either of the two heat transfer techniques. With proper understanding of this knowledge, you can choose the right temperature for your studio.
And, you must maintain this ideal temperature when your studio is in operation.
- Compact ductless systems for single- and multi-zone use
Traditional or old properties lack ductwork or small spaces like studios. This makes HVAC systems an ideal solution for cooling and heating you studio.
However, you can’t mount one unit on the ceiling or wall, or even control it remotely. Built for smaller and larger spaces, ductless cooling and heating system can stand up to your needs. What’s more, they can connect to at least eight air handlers for indoor use.
Ductless HVACs create multiple temperature zones in your large studio. This cooling and heating of your studio space helps save money and energy. You won’t have to fight with individuals in your studio over the most ideal system temperature.
Consider adding a tankless water heater to your multi-zoned HVAC system to aid in heating your studio. It also fits anywhere and doubles as a water heater for your studio taps, especially in cold weather.
- Easy installation without ductwork
Ductwork helps deliver cold and warm air into your studio as you deem fit. Ductless HVACs are faster, easier and more costly to install, but doesn’t require ducts.
Window AC units and Space Heaters waste energy and pollute the environment. Upgrade to a ductless HVAC system for greener living and money savings.
Unlike R22 refrigerant, R410A refrigerant is more eco-friendly.
- Improved quality of air in the studio
Turning the heating or air conditioning on improves air quality. The HVAC removes dirt, dust, and harmful bacteria from the air. These particles accumulate over time, hence the need for regular maintenance.
Check your HVAC system’s health hazards to ensure that presenters and guests in your studio are safe at all times. Hire a professional HVAC technician to offer maintenance services and keep your system running.
The maintenance services also help remove unhealthy and unsafe debris that buildup in the system over time. All these factors improve air quality indoors, ensuring that you breathe fresh air.
- Enhances energy efficiency
Well-maintained HVACs use less energy because if they accumulate debris over time, they reduce in energy efficiency. Efficient operation reduces energy costs.
Proper installation and maintenance improves system performance and reduces potential HVAC breakdown risks. This ensures that your system doesn’t fail to work when you need it to function, making it reliable.
- Prevents safety hazards
Professional HVAC technicians offer proper installation and maintenance services to help identify potential problems before they cause a system failure or malfunction. It also prevents likely safety hazards and minimize health risks.
HVAC professionals also ensure safety during installations, repairs and maintenance services to keep studio presenters safe. Poor services or handling of your heating or AC can result in the following risks:
- Fraying wires
- Cuts from fan blades
- Electrical shocks from short-circuited cables
- Loose screws and bolts
- Peace of mind
Knowing that the right professionals are working on your HVAC system can give you peace of mind. It also eliminates avoidable costs, long-term damages and stress related to poor handling of such systems.
Expertise, skills, and the right equipment for maintenance, installation and repair ensure that your system is in the right hands.
Additional, service warranties can also give you the peace of mind, knowing professionals are just a call away in case of emergencies. It eliminates unplanned repair costs.
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