How To Make Sure Your Commercial Furnace Has Adequate Airflow

Businesses depend on commercial furnaces to remain warm during the winter. However, it can be difficult to heat a large building and it's important to make sure that your business has an adequate air distribution design so that it is heated well enough. 

Airduct Sizing 

Air distribution for a commercial furnace is usually handled through an air duct system. Other systems are not able to circulate air throughout the entire building. The air ducts must be designed both for the size and shape of your building and also to account for the heating unit that is used to heat the building.

If the ducts are too small, it will be impossible to deliver enough heated air throughout the building. If the ducts are too large, the HVAC system will have to work harder to circulate enough air to heat the building and this will lead to poor efficiency.

Replacing Your Old Ductwork

If you are having a new furnace installed, you might need to also have new ductwork installed. The old ductwork might not be suitable for the new heating unit. For example, you might need more return vents so that air can return to the furnace so that it can be heated. This can lead to your commercial building not being as comfortable.

Ductwork Installation

Your ductwork needs to be installed properly so that it can be effective. Otherwise, there will be cracks and gaps that can lead to heat escaping. This leads to heated air being wasted and it will become more expensive to keep your building heated. 

The Length of Your Ducts

With large commercial buildings, one of the biggest concerns is if the ductwork needs to travel too far and the HVAC system needs to work harder to make sure that the heat is able to reach all corners of the building to keep it warm. 

The Number of Bends

The ductwork also needs to be designed so that there aren't too many bends. Each time there is a bend, some of the heat circulating through the HVAC system is lost. When you must include bends in your ductwork, it's best to use bends that are very gradual so you can minimize heat loss.

If your building is hot warm enough, you might think that you need a better furnace. However, it's essential to make sure that your ductwork is also able to allow your furnace to do its job.

For more information, contact a commercial furnace contractor