It’s summer, and it’s hot! More than ever, the efficiency, quality, and cost of your HVAC system matters! As one of Base4’s senior MEP engineers, Hoang Le understands and engineers for the right system for your hotel. Here are his thoughts, and some links to helpful notes on this subject.
Your hotel’s heating, ventilation, and air cooling (HVAC) system maintains desirable air circulation, humidity, and temperatures throughout—and is always at work behind the scenes. Hoteliers estimate that hotel guestroom energy consumption accounts for approximately 40% to 80% of total building energy use, of which cooling and heating are the majority. Which HVAC system you choose in terms of brand, features, and price will determine your hotel’s energy consumption and guest experience. While many products are available in the market, your options will be narrowed down by the hotel franchise and budget.
Due to popular demand, I provide links below to an updated 3-part newsletter, which explores and discusses HVAC system options to satisfy your hotel and guest needs. These informative articles should increase your expertise in choosing the best HVAC choices for your hotels. Bookmark this page for easy future reference!
Class One: Know your Options
The three main HVAC options available to you include: packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC), vertical terminal air conditioner (VTAC), and variable refrigerant flow (VRF). With detailed graphics, understand what they are from both inside and outside your guestrooms.
Class Two: The Installation, Temperature, and Ventilation Performances
How does each of the above heating and cooling options perform? With more details on the nature of each variant and simple explanatory airflow renderings, this article will get you closer to understanding the best choice per your requirements.
Class Three: How Noisy are They?
Room noise is the number one complaint of hotel guests. Each unit can cause noise in one of the two following ways: from the unit itself or from the outside, through the system. Learn about acceptable noise levels and where each variant falls on the scale.
Now that you have better knowledge about guestroom HVAC systems, it’s natural to wonder about the prices. The price range depends on different models by different manufacturers and the technology being used. In my upcoming newsletter, I address the topic in detail. Keep watching this space for more information!
Director of MEP Engineering
Edited by Najook Pandya
Here’s a quick summary for easy reference!