It’s generally true that installing new suspended ceilings can dramatically reduce your building’s heating and cooling bills. However, there are a number of things to consider (and control) before you can make this a reality.
1. Evaluate the impact it will have on energy consumption
You’ll need to examine the distance between the suspended ceiling and the roof or ceiling above. Alongside this, it’s worth considering the insulation values for the space created by your suspended ceilings. Southwest businesses will find this particularly useful due to our warmer climate.
2. How is that cavity space used?
This allows you to see the effect this space has on how air moves through your facility. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment can increase air movement and it is this air movement that is fundamental to your building’s energy efficiency.
3. Will it reduce the heat in that space?
If your suspended ceilings are installed between floors with similar temperatures, the insulation isn’t something you need to think about. The same can be said of subterranean rooms with suspended ceilings. Gloucester businesses typically heat these, in part, using the space above. By insulating the surface of your suspended ceiling, you could actually reduce heat flow to that area.
While insulation installed in suspended ceilings does reduce your building’s heat loss, it’s important to never underestimate the value of free air movement. For more advice on your upcoming project, just ask a member of our highly experienced team.
SLP Interiors offers office fit-outs, full commercial or retail fit-outs of suspended ceilings, solid/glazed partitions, dry lining and plastering. Please call us on 0117 2140852 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your project with us.