American Services Heating and Cooling services in Collinsville knows that there is an energy efficient alternative to traditional air conditioning in commercial buildings. Radiant cooling is a comfortable, quiet system designed to be passive, using off peak electric power at night. This reduces the need for energy intensive HVAC air conditioning during the day. In addition radiant cooling offers the ability to downsize chillers and eliminate individual air conditioning units.
One advantage of radiant cooling is making use of the energy storage capacity of concrete floors for cooling a commercial structure. When a radiant cooling system is used, energy moves toward the cooled surface, thereby lowering air temperature.
Temperature fluctuations and drafts found in traditional HVAC systems are eliminated by radiant cooling technology. It is especially effective in high glazing areas where solar gain can be an issue.
Radiant cooling systems provide several options for offering ultimate comfort while also providing energy efficiency. One type of radiant system can both heat and cool; additionally in some climates in North America the system may do both throughout the day. Some designs can even transport heat from one side of the building to the other. Because of the fact that radiant surfaces are often cooled just a few degrees below the desired indoor air temperature, there are many options for cooling sources such as night fluid cooling, hydronic loops and indirect evaporative cooling.
Advantages of radiant cooling systems;
– Eliminates the need for individual air conditioning units
– No draft or temperature swings for the ultimate in comfort
– Centrally located mechanical equipment offers simplified maintenance and ease of operation
-Thermal energy storage in the panel structure, walls and partitions that are exposed, helps reduce peak loads for optimal energy efficiency
– Eliminates fans and blowers which disperses dust and other allergens. Improving air quality.