My family owns and operates a day spa, where clients come to enjoy relaxation and pampering. We work very hard to create a soothing environment. Soft lighting, cascading water, gentle music, and calming scents all help to combat stress and promote a sense of peace and wellness. The spa includes treatment rooms for massage therapy, facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures. We offer several different hot tubs, saunas, and an indoor swimming pool. Each space has unique requirements and challenges. We deal with issues with body odors, mold, mildew, dust, and excessive humidity. Cleaning is an ongoing responsibility and a priority. The operation of the heating, cooling and ventilation systems is essential to the comfort, health, and budget of the facility. When the building was designed, we consulted with a licensed HVAC contractor to determine the best type of system for our requirements. The HVAC contractor recommended a ducted heating and cooling system which allows for zoned control. We also incorporated a heat recovery ventilator to introduce fresh air and expel excess humidity. Each space within the facility is equipped with an independent thermostat, which allows us to customize both temperature and humidity levels. It’s often necessary to supply simultaneous heating and cooling to rooms which are side by side. Because of this, insulation and vapor barriers were an essential feature of the building design. Although the investment into a top-of-the-line HVAC system was rather costly, more precision control has saved a great deal of money on monthly energy bills. Plus, our clients would not be satisfied with anything less than ideal comfort and air quality.