Commercial buildings with more than a few floors present special challenges for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Because heat naturally rises, the higher you go in a building, the more heat must be dissipated. Higher floors are also closer to the heat of the sun. There is less natural air flow and likely no other buildings or foliage to provide shade or assist in the cooling of the building.
There’s plenty of methods for heating your home, but your thermostat can make a huge difference as to how your home is heated. Two common thermostats for regulating heat are mercury (for older homes) and programmable for newer operating systems. Although both work exceptionally well, we’ve provided some information regarding the similarities – and differences – between these methods of calculating heat in a home.