When maintenance and energy bills begin to outweigh the cost of a new HVAC system, it's time for an update. Smith Air Conditioning in Ville Platte, LA equipped Sacred Heart Catholic School with a new HVAC system to save the school thousands of dollars. The 20,600-sq-ft school consists of 9 to 10 classrooms with a gym, stage area, and foyer, accommodating 282 students and 25 faculty members.
"This school's 20-year-old HVAC system used water chillers for cooling and a boiler for heating, and it presented many climate and maintenance problems," said Ruse Smith, owner and operator of Smith Air Conditioning. "The building needed heating in the morning and cooling in the afternoon. The temperature changeovers took long periods of time, and the individual classrooms did not have individual control. When teachers opened doors to cool classrooms, humidity trickled in and turned ceilings brown with mold."