HVAC Systems for Schools, Colleges and Universities
For over 40 years, Chadwick Service Company has offered indoor air quality and comfort solutions for schools, colleges, and universities in the Philadelphia area. With new HVAC construction or retrofits, we have achieved healthier, quieter, more energy-efficient classrooms for dozens of educational institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Uncomfortable Classrooms Equal Poor Student Performance
Studies show that as classroom temperatures become uncomfortable, student academic performance declines, especially in young children. Hot classrooms cause headaches, decrease alertness and interest, and make students sleepy. Penn State University found that students learned reading and math best at classroom temperatures between 68 and 74 degrees and the National Bureau of Economic Research found that students who learned in hotter classrooms performed worse on college admissions tests.
Reduced Energy Costs and Efficient HVAC Design
A school’s biggest expense after payroll is its energy costs. With this in mind, we design retrofits, upgrades, and new HVAC systems to be as energy efficient as possible. Our careful evaluation of a school’s cooling, heating, and ventilation requirements can help academic administrators sharply reduce utility costs and improve the learning environment for their students.
Every school, university, and college is different, so there is no one HVAC solution for all. But there is always a best solution based on the building’s design, location, age, number of students per classroom, and the purpose of each space. We’re experts in balancing your need for reduced energy costs with an HVAC system that provides optimal comfort and superior Indoor Air Quality.
Air conditioning for schools, colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area
Classrooms, cafeterias, auditoriums, science rooms, locker rooms, gymnasiums and the many different types of spaces in educational institutions require complex air conditioning design. We focus on zone cooling, humidity control, proper ventilation, and smart energy management to reduce energy bills and maintain comfort and indoor air quality.
Heating systems for schools, colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area
Winter to spring and fall to winter happens quickly and sometimes unexpectedly in the Philadelphia area. Depending on how a building is exposed to sunlight or wind, some spaces in your school may need to be heated while others may not. HVAC systems can be designed to heat one room while cooling another and we can provide smart controls designed to maximize comfort while saving energy costs.
HVAC installation for schools, colleges and universities in the Philadelphia area
School administrators and project managers make an important decision when deciding on an HVAC contractor for the design and installation of a new heating and cooling system. Not only must a new HVAC system provide comfort and optimal Indoor Air Quality, but it also must ensure controlled utility costs for decades. Our 40-plus years of experience installing and maintaining HVAC systems at schools, colleges, and universities makes us the reliable choice to exceed your expectations.
Heating and cooling system design for schools considers many factors including:
- Comfortable temperatures year-round
- Energy efficiency
- Humidity and moisture control
- Natural ventilation
- Air filtration and distribution
- Exhaust air
- Federal, state, and local codes and standards
- Outdoor air quantity and quality
- Indoor air quality (IAQ)
- Total cost
- Efficient operations and maintenance
Healthy and high performance learning environment
Superior indoor air quality and comfort can ensure a healthy and high-performance learning environment for students and staff in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities. The choice of HVAC contractor and equipment plays a critical role.