Too Hot . . . Too Cold . . . Too Bad?
Churches are notoriously difficult in relationship to temperature control.
A church typically has many rooms ranging in size from the broad expanse of the main worship area to smaller community rooms where church groups hold weekly or daily gatherings. This presents a number of challenges in providing a comfortable environment for you and your congregation.
Comfort isn't the only concern.
Naturally everyone wants to be comfortable while worshiping and gathering for other church functions. However, there are other considerations that are often overlooked.
Many churches have a long and respected history and have accumulated a variety of sacred and liturgical items that must be preserved for future generations. The environment in which they reside can cause damage if it is not properly controlled. Excessively dry conditions can cause cracking and make delicate art, books and wooden statues brittle. Too much humidity and mold can destroy them.
Also a concern is the building itself. Pews that dry out and crack will need repair or even replacement. Carpeting, upholstery and other soft materials can develop a musty smell in humid environments.
Proper ventilation will help to protect the cherished sacred and liturgical items in your church as well as provide the members of your congregation a comfortable place to gather and worship.
Design and proper installation.
Each room in your church building presents its own set of challenges in providing proper air flow, humidity and temperature. Special consideration must be given to the size of the room, expected occupancy, obstacles to air flow and delivery systems.
AEM Mechanical Services, Inc. has a proven track record in dealing with the special needs presented by Church buildings. We have rescued many parishes from suffering in excessive heat and humidity and kept them warm and cozy during the coldest winter months.