When designing HVAC systems, most engineers would much prefer to design it right from the start than to fix problems down the road. However, when a building has been standing in place for a hundred years or longer, such as a church, the methodology for revamping the heating system and ensuring the comfort of patrons has to be more carefully considered for a number of reasons. For example:
- Older church buildings can have poor insulation levels and leaky envelopes due to age. Building materials lose their ability to insulate over time, and in historic churches, restoration usually requires the use of older, less-modern materials.
- In the case of stone churches, the very structure of the church imparts a high thermal mass.
- Old HVAC systems are inefficient and operate poorly
- Large, multi-story open spaces allow for stratification to form, which can increase the energy waste of a space by up to 35%
Airius fans work from above to reduce the cooling load during the summer and recirculate warm air to the floor during the winter. You’ll save on your HVAC energy bills and provide greater comfort for guests. The Designer Series was specifically made for architecturally sensitive installations such as churches. It hangs much like a pendant light with the option of a custom color and, from the floor, appears “bladeless.”
Contact the team at Airius for help selecting the right fan for your place of worship. We have sound-sensitive and architecturally-sensitive models, and our sales team will help you size and price your best options.
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