Homestead Wakefield Elementary School HVAC Upgrade

Location: Bel Air, Maryland

Completion Date: Fall of 2025

Sales Rep: Hydro Tec Sales and Service

Griswold Controls Products Used: Coil Piping Package including QuickSet Manual Balance Valve

 

Description:

The community of Bel Air, Maryland has been planning this exciting project for over 30 years: Homestead Wakefield Elementary School. Since 1958, this school has served it’s community by helping students reach their full potential. Now, the town of Bel Air and the school agree: an update is long deserved.  

 

Challenges and Solutions:

One of the primary challenges was retrofitting the school buildings with a modern HVAC solution that could meet the school’s needs without disrupting the educational process. Hydro Tec Sales and Service, leveraging their extensive HVAC expertise, recommended Griswold Controls Coil Piping Packages and QuickSet Manual Balance Valves for their proven performance in educational settings.

Modular design was selected to meet the school’s needs and site conditions while providing flexibility and scalability. The new modular design, which includes a modular complex with classrooms, a cafeteria, and a multipurpose room. The design of these modular classrooms aims to replicate the environment of permanent structures, ensuring that temporary facilities maintain the same high-quality standards. 

The Coil Piping Packages from Griswold Controls were chosen for their ability to reduce labor costs and minimize potential leak points. These pre-assembled systems are ideal for a school setting, where streamlined product distribution and simplified purchase order processes are paramount. For more information on applications in schools and universities, please refer to Griswold Controls’ application tips. These Coil Piping Packages were outfitted with QuickSet Manual Balance Valves. These were selected for their user-friendliness and precise flow control, crucial for maintaining a balanced and efficient HVAC system. 

Benefits and Outcomes:

The integration of Griswold Controls’ products led to a streamlined installation process, significantly reducing both the time and cost associated with the upgrade. The QuickSet Manual Balance Valves provided precise flow control, essential for the optimal functioning of the HVAC system, while the Coil Piping Packages ensured a hassle-free installation with minimal risk of leaks. These benefits are perfect for the modular design and an educational application. 

The upgraded HVAC system will also enhance indoor air quality, creating a healthier environment for students and staff, which can lead to better concentration and overall improved academic performance. 

Products Used:

The Homestead Wakefield Elementary School project incorporated Griswold Controls Coil Piping Packages, designed to simplify the installation process and ensure system integrity. See why education institutions trust our products.

These packages include all necessary components for a complete coil connection, simplifying on-site assembly which was an important factor in this project. Additionally, the QuickSet Manual Balance Valves were chosen because they are specifically known for their precision and reliability, which include brass venturi inserts for flow measurement and graduated memory stops for flow setting.

Photos from Banta Campbell

About Hydro Tec Sales and Service

Hydro Tec Sales and Service is a leading provider of sustainable and efficient HVAC solutions. The company has a 25-year heritage in its local markets and over 60 years of combined sales experienceWith offices in Central Virginia, Metro Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, Hydro Tec covers the marketing territories of Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.  Specializing in flow measurement and control, Hydro Tec offers multiple product lines from manual balancing valves and flow meters, to automatic flow and temperature control hook ups as a prefabricated package. 

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