Experts in Building Environments™

Hospitality & Amusement

Enjoyable Environments for the People Who Use Your Building
Enjoyable Environments for the People Who Use Your Building

Hospitality and amusement facilities—ranging from hotels to spas, and stadiums to entertainment venues—have unique, demanding requirements. In these types of buildings, occupancy can vary greatly from one minute to the next, resulting in tremendous variance in the cooling, ventilation, and humidity demands in different spaces. In performance halls, stadiums, and concert venues, sound levels and comfort are a primary concern. In swimming pools and water parks, constant humidity control is required.

Nortek Air Solutions has developed innovative custom HVAC solutions for the full range of hospitality and amusement applications.

Innovations for Demanding Applications and Superior Indoor Air Quality

We offer a number of innovative solutions to help you meet the unique requirements of hospitality and amusement facilities.

For the ultra-quiet environments of concert halls and theaters, our state-of-the-art sound control and noise reduction technologies — including our Coplanar Silencer® — can significantly reduce the noise and vibration from your air handler or packaged system. We test our products in our AMCA Accredited Sound Lab to help ensure acoustic performance.

We’ve developed solutions to balance the temperature, humidity, and particulate filtration requirements that address the needs of museums, art galleries, and libraries. We can also help remove excess humidity from indoor spaces, such as pools or spas, with our Energy Recovery Ventilators. We offer more coil options than any competitor to help you solve even the most demanding of dehumidification applications. And, we’re an industry leader in filtration, with experience removing particulates using both HEPA and MERV filters.

Our Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems deliver the right amount of fresh outdoor air to each indoor space — a significant requirement when occupancy loads are high — and save energy by treating that air, leaving only the sensible cooling load for the remaining HVAC components.

High Efficiency and Low Operating Costs

Our high-performance, high-efficiency custom HVAC solutions result in significant savings and lower operating costs, while contributing to LEED® Certification points.

  • FANWALL TECHNOLOGY® for air handlers offers optimized airflow and energy efficiency, quiet operation, and reduced maintenance and service.
  • Adiabatic systems and Economizers take advantage of free cooling when outdoor conditions are favorable.
  • Energy Recovery Systems are favored by ASHRAE Std. 90.1 to use energy recovery whenever possible. We have the expertise and variety of options to help you with your energy recovery application.

If you need to replace an aging air handler or fan with a more efficient, reliable solution, FANWALL® Systems and Knockdown Air Handlers are ideal for replacement and retrofit applications. We also offer floor-by-floor Vertical Self-contained Systems optimized for replacement or upgrade projects.

Reliable Solutions with Low Maintenance and Easy Service

To ensure a consistently comfortable and productive environment for your office employees or retail customers, you need an HVAC system that’s reliable and easy to maintain. If a problem occurs, your maintenance team needs equipment with easy access to crucial components to ensure maximum uptime, peak performance, and a high-quality environment. Technology from Nortek Air Solutions meets both requirements.

Our FANWALL systems use permanently lubricated motors and direct-drive fans with no belts, sheaves, or bearings that require routine maintenance or replacement. The fan arrays are constructed from smaller components than traditional air handlers, so repair or maintenance can usually be handled by one or two personnel without requiring mechanical lifts. And when a fan or motor failure does occur in a FANWALL system, the remaining operating fans can compensate to maintain airflow and static pressure until the failed component can be repaired or replaced.

We design our equipment with ample indoor service access and walk-in vestibules to simplify service and maintenance on fans, coils, compressors, controls, and other critical components. We offer custom solutions with specialized anti-corrosive materials like aluminum and stainless steel for demanding applications. And we manufacture our own custom AHRI Certified™ coils, so we can deliver replacement parts under tight deadlines.

If your building is located in a seismic zone, Nortek Air Solutions manufactures products that are OSHPD and IBC pre-approved.

Integrated Control Systems

One of the biggest challenges in hospitality and amusement applications is the variation in the number of people using the facility from one minute to the next. We offer integrated control systems that can be easily customized to meet your operational needs. Our control systems can operate in 100% stand-alone mode or can connect to a Building Automation System (BAS), using any of today’s four leading protocols: BACnet®, Modbus®, N2®, and LONTALK®.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville, TN

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center replaces flood-damaged air handlers with FANWALL® equipped Knockdown Units, providing protection from future flood damage.

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