We have a venue in Burbank, CA, and we reach temperatures over 100 degrees. The studio is a retail space that I remodeled for my own photography, but it has been an active rental space for over 2 years.
Does anyone have tips for keeping your space cool?
We have a 1,900 sq ft space with a 13’ ceiling. When it’s crazy hot outside, and you bring 100 people inside, it just gets warm. It’s actually cold in LA right now, but the heat is coming.
One challenge is that we fire up the a/c early to keep the space cool leading up to an event, and then people leave doors open while loading in. Bye bye cool air.
REVIEW: I’m going to have the existing A/C reviewed to ensure it is optimized to do its best;
EXHAUST: We have a vent in the ceiling/roof, planning to add an exhaust fan on the roof to suck out the heat that lingers around the ceiling;
FANS: is there an optimal placement for fans to keep the air moving?
HUMIDITY: suggestions for lowering the humidity in the space?
ADDED CHARGE? Does anyone charge for running the a/c all day/night during the really hot days? How much?
UNDERSTANDING: Do you feel guests understand that it is going to be warm in the space when it is insanely hot outside?
WIFI THERMOSTAT: It is nice having a wifi thermostat as I can wake up and turn on the a/c, set the temp, monitor remotely.
Appreciate any thoughts/tips for your experiences handling this in your own spaces, thank you!