Why Apartment Air-Conditioning is a Mystery to Most Owners
Air is Not Fair in Strata
Many residential stratas don’t have it at all. For those that do, common air conditioning systems servicing individual apartments are likely the largest source of energy waste within the building.
Late Night Fan Disturbance
Following persistent noise complaints from one particular apartment owner, a Sydney strata building commissioned a detailed review of the building’s ventilation systems [PDF: 21 Pages]. The noise issue remains a mystery, but the review uncovered an unexpected range of opportunities offering a potential 42% reduction in power consumption.
HVAC explained … we suck and we blow
Every industry has its three letter acronyms.
At Freesia Gardens we have one common garbage chute shaft which runs from the bottom to the top of the building. There is an exhaust fan on the roof which sucks the “smells” out the chute and sends it skywards.
Sometimes you need to vent!
At Freesia Gardens we had been running our foyer ventilation system 24×7.
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