High levels of humidity, or indoor air moisture, are a major concern for many commercial buildings. Not only can moisture damage the building itself, but it can also pose health risks for the occupants. To avoid this, it’s important to properly install an HVAC system that can meet the building’s size, location and indoor air quality (IAQ) needs. Learn more about reducing interior moisture by blending fresh and recycled air in your HVAC system.
Mixing Outdoor Air with Conditioned Air
An HVAC’s ability to dehumidify air is determined by how much moisture is being removed and how much moisture is being introduced. Striking a balance between the two is critical to maintaining acceptable IAQ levels. While there are several different methods to do so, some of the most effective HVAC systems are ones that combine outdoor air and recycled conditioned air.
By using recycled air, the system doesn’t have to bring in as much outdoor air. As a result, less moisture is being introduced. These types of HVAC systems can be set to maintain a desired temperature and humidity level inside of the building. This also helps conserve energy and ultimately save on heating and cooling costs.
Custom Roofing Solutions
HVAC systems and roofing go hand-in-hand. In order to maximize the efficiency and longevity of each, they should be designed and installed simultaneously. McDonald & Wetle can help you find a solution that works best for your project, whether it’s roofing installation, repair or maintenance. Established in 1921, we’ve been providing top-quality services all across the Seattle metro and Portland metro areas. For more information, contact us at 253-589-8999 (Lakewood, WA) or at 503-667-0175 (Portland, OR).