Nye Industries prides itself on following all QBCC and government regulations when it comes to the installation and servicing of air conditioning in school environments. Children’s comfort and health in schools is of the utmost importance, which is linked to better concentration and learning. It is our top priority that you are getting the correct air conditioning requirements to better serve students and teachers in the classroom, particularly in Queensland’s warm climate.
This checklist points out key features in our quotation process to ensure you have a better understanding of how Nye Industries will give you exactly the right air conditioning system to suit your needs. Other companies may differ in their quotation process to win jobs with undersized units or taking shortcuts. We at Nye Industries ensure you are getting the correct sized unit with all necessary equipment that strictly adheres to “The Department of Education Schools Standard Air Conditioning Specification”.
To assist with your decision-making process, we have put together a “checklist” when considering and requesting air conditioning quotes. We hope this will serve as an added benefit so that you can compare “apples with apples”.
- SIZING OF THE AREA
Firstly, the area of the room to be air conditioned is measured by floor space and ceiling height. Getting these measurements correct is crucial in determining the correct sized air conditioning unit. If an undersized unit is installed it will not cool the area correctly in the heat of summer plus dramatically shorten the life of the A/C unit, not to mention the added energy costs due to the unit constantly working at maximum capacity unnecessarily. Technology has come a long way and air conditioners only use the power required to get to set temperature. ‘Inverter’ technology ensures that if sized correctly you will get 8 – 10 years out of a properly serviced air conditioning unit.
- HEAT LOAD CONSIDERATION
Heat load refers to the amount of heat that is generated in the room which dictates the capacity of the air conditioner unit required. This is determined by:
- Size of room
- Number of occupants
- Roof type and if insulated or has cavity voids etc.
- Orientation of windows i.e.: western direction generates more heat.
- Outside shade i.e.: verandas/passages & walkways etc.
- How many computers/projectors & electronic equipment are in the room
- OUTSIDE AIR SUPPLY
All classroom installations must have mechanically supplied outside air. The outside air rate is calculated at a minimum
of 12 litres per second per person. Nye Industries calculate more than this to allow for filter residue buildup.
Outside air is supplied via a wall or roof mounted centrifugal fan fitted with a filter which should be regularly serviced.
Regular servicing of all filters is vital in allowing the unit to run at its optimum and for the health of students and teachers. We will provide training and can arrange a regular servicing agreement.
We trust this will give you a better understanding of air conditioning sizing and why it is so crucial to ensure the right size unit is installed. Don’t worry, this is our area of expertise and we are here to help with the calculations!!
Nye Industries is fully licensed with QBCC and Australian Refrigeration Council (ARCTICK), we are registered with Building & Asset Services, have full liability insurance to $20 million and fully guarantee our workmanship for 12 months, which is on top of the manufacturers product warranty. We adhere to all QBCC and government regulations as stipulated in “The Department of Education Schools Standard Air Conditioning Specification”.
If you require any further information, we are happy to discuss your air conditioning requirements over the phone or in person at a site inspection. Please don’t hesitate to contact Jason and the team at Nye Industries on 3206 3328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.