Cooling and Heating a Hotel Lobby
Richair Comfort Solutions installed a ductless heat pump system to offset the hotel lobby draft situation and improve cooling and heating conditions.
The General Manager of the hotel, who asked not to use his name, called us to design and build a new cooling and heating system to supplement the main lobby HVAC system. “The lobby was getting strong drafts when guests were passing through entrance doors, so it was extremely uncomfortable” – he said. “We tried different options, but nothing helped. When doors opened, all conditioned air was blown away by the draft, so the lobby was too cold in winter, and hot in summer. Our staff was getting sick all the time, plus guests who remained in the lobby awaiting for shuttle bus, or checking in, complained”.
The project required our installation team work fast and neat, so they do not to interfere with hotel operation.
Peter M., our Product Specialist, proposed an efficient Mitsubishi Electric 36,000 BTU cooling and heating (heat pump) system. He worked out details with hotel manager and on-staff engineer to integrate the new system into the existing lobby design.
“This was a challenging task, we could not interfere with hotel operation”
Installation technicians did an exceptional job working around lobby furniture and hotel guests. The system consisted of indoor ceiling recessed (cassette) unit that is manufacturer’ designed to blow conditioned air in four directions, and the efficient and quiet outdoor (condensing) unit, that was strategically installed in the back of the building, away from guest’s view. All work was finished on time, system started and commissioned by Richair’ trained technician, per manufacturer standards.
Hotel Le Bleu, a leader in eco-friendly practices, is situated in the Park Slope neighborhood, Brooklyn, NY, among graceful brownstones, cutting-edge restaurants and cafés, trend-setting shoppes, and renowned musical venues.
Mitsubishi Electric Equipment Installed:
PLA-A36BA4 recessed indoor unit (cassette) 36,000 BTU
PUZ-A36NHA4 outdoor unit
PAR-31MAA Mitsubishi Controller