For many, HVAC complications, whether at home or in a commercial property, come with a hefty dose of anxiety. A lot of people, homeowners and large property owners alike, fail to set aside money or to plan for the day when the HVAC system will need to be replaced. This leaves them in a bind when they are told that it might be best to invest in a new system. Fortunately, for some, replacement is necessary, and instead the option to simply upgrade the current system can be considered.
It is about this topic that an ongoing conversation is taking place in a school district currently. There are multiple schools that will benefit from the HVAC alterations, including two middle schools and three high schools. These buildings have not been as energy efficient as one would hope, relying on heating and cooling from systems that have been hard at work for many years now. However, a full scale replacement of them will cost the district more than fifteen million dollars, and could be as much as twenty million, based on the estimates of local HVAC companies.
The other option is to outfit the existing systems with new sensors and controls, and to install new components intended to better manage the large spaces of the school buildings – gyms, auditoriums, and labs. Unfortunately, like so many other operations and individuals, there wasn’t a long term plan in place to address this issue when it arose. Now that problems are presenting themselves, the need for HVAC improvements can no longer be denied and the school district is forced to face the fact that they do not have the fund necessary to pay for a full replacement. They are fortunate that much can be done to improve the efficiency of existing systems with the help of specialized sensors and controls.