Hotels are important clients of HVAC market with extensive utilisation of air conditioning in the facilities such as hot water supply, heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Although HVAC market was regarded as a part of the luxury consumption today HVAC products become essential facilities especially for hotels, offices, governmental buildings, hospitals and so on.
Customer satisfaction has the top priority in hotel air conditioning applications, on the other hand, keeping the energy costs as minimum as possible is another goal of the hotel operators. In hotels, air conditioning is used in many locations varying from the customer rooms and lobbies to the administrative floors and hence can cause to significant energy costs. Therefore reducing the energy costs is crucial for the hotel operators while providing high quality service in a comfortable environment.
The comfort criteria in hotels need to be considered from visitor’s point of view. The ideal conditions for room temperature, hot water requirement and public areas such as restaurant, café, pub and corridors can be different for each individual based on their personal preferences. Therefore heating, cooling, fresh air ratio and filtering properties of such places can play an important role for customer’s hotel preference.
The visitors expect to find a smooth service for heating, cooling and hot water especially in personal areas such as bed rooms. In such places visitor’s comfort has the top priority.
On the other hand, some features of HVAC system such as silent operation, air filtering, fresh air circulation and humidity control can be considered as important design criteria which is directly related to the quality standards of the service provided by the hotel operators.
Humidity is particularly one of the main concern of the hotels located on coastal strips. Unless controlled, it can lead to serious problems such as algae, bad odour and insect population to an extend that may cause a health hazard. In such locations, HVAC systems should be designed to control the humidity and create an ideal living environment.
Therefore, quality HVAC systems are crucial for hotels. Beside heating and cooling, the aspects such as reliability, indoors air quality, sustainability and capability to respond to a sudden climate change are also of concern to the hotel operators.