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The school facilities division is implementing a strategic approach to help maintain the health and safety of all building occupants.
There’s one thing that you don’t want, it’s aggravation and unhappy customers, so you want to sell them a good product. That’s a good product.
I know about the filters because I’m friends with the custodian, but I don’t know if everyone else knows. It would make them feel like I feel—a little bit safer.
What I can tell you is that walking into every one of those dorm rooms, the cooling and ventilation worked really well.
We should all have inverter-driven variable speed technology systems because we’d save energy and operating cost, be more comfortable, and reduce our carbon footprint. There’s really no downside.
Most PTACs and VTACs can control temperature, but any humidity control is subsequent, or ancillary, to the temperature control. The Friedrich VRP unit specifically cools and addresses room humidity.
Our engineering services team pushed for theses units. We wanted something over and above that would give us better air quality and better humidity control.
I don’t know of any individual room units that do a better job with ventilation air to dilute the concentration.
The more ventilation you provide, the lower the concentration of whatever contaminants there might be,
Fresh air gives an immediate feeling of clean, cool and calm — which is exactly the guest experience hotel owners want to give their guests,
When you don’t control the amount of ventilation air that you have coming in, you spend extra money,. It’s expensive to take the humidity out if you don’t keep it out to begin with.
But at 20 SEER, the efficiency of the unit is hard to deny.
This particular project was very efficient, but it also benefited from both better humidity control and better temperature control.
When we brought the unit to everybody’s attention, everybody thought, ‘Wow, this looks like a great unit.’ I think everybody knew that it combined everything we needed into one.
Life has just become much more comfortable for us. The new air conditioner is quicker, quieter and saves us money.
We also think about society’s well-being in broader terms. We tried to make sure that what we were doing improved the wellbeing of the residents and contributed to lowering their cost to live in the space.
Tenants are paying the bills, so they should have absolute control.
When you don't control outside air in buildings, it leads to significant temperature and humidity control problems for guests and increases the chance of bacterial growth.
If the costs were the same, then I would hope we would all have inverter-driven variable speed technology systems because we’d save energy and operating cost.