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HVAC Considerations for Dance and Fitness Studios

Creating the right kind of dance and fitness studio can be challenging. The last thing you want to worry about during classes is anything HVAC-related, and you don’t want overages on your energy bills because you planned poorly.

When planning out your studio construction (or renovation), take into account the following aspects:


All that air needs to go somewhere! Your required ventilation be ultimately be based on the occupancy load of the room and building.


Our bodies are naturally equipped to adjust body temperature, but sometimes we need a little help regulating temperature indoors, whether you’re putting on a bikram yoga class, dancing salsa, or leading a HIIT workout. Thermostats work to maintain the perfect climate in your dance studio to achieve maximum comfort and coziness.

Cooling Capacity

Dance and fitness studios can warm up quickly, especially in the summer. Once a large room is warm, it’s hard to cool down. Keep in mind that large-scale cooling solutions will also require a decent amount of electricity.


Most dance and fitness studios have hardwood floors. These are generally placed on top of concrete or another material. However, many floors are highly absorbent and prone to warping. Keep humidity levels should stay between 35% and 50% for optimum use.

Still have questions? Ask an HVAC expert directly via chat or phone.

Published on 2018-12-20 by Ben Travis

Last updated on 2018-12-21

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