Category: Indoor Air Quality

MultiFamily Equipment Room

Today’s multi-family projects can be a real challenge from an HVAC standpoint. Smaller apartments, especially those located on the North side of the building, have a small cooling load, sometimes as little as 0.6 to 0.8 tons. We all know that oversizing air conditioning units is bad for humidity control, but manufacturers are simply not designing and manufacturing units that are small enough to serve today’s energy code driven buildings. Don’t even get us started on variable refrigerant (VRF) technology; it is simply not designed for multi-family projects in America. One component of multi-family design that many do not understand […]