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Which Commercial HVAC System Is Right For Your Business

Commercial heating and air conditioning need to work properly, especially if they are heating and cooling a space where you have people working, or the public is visiting. While the units serve the same purpose as the smaller, residential units, commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems are much larger and can be more complicated than their residential counterparts.

Roof Top HVAC units

Many commercial HVAC units sit on the roof of the building and deliver heat and cool air through ductwork that runs through the building. The roof is a good location for the HVAC unit because it saves space inside the building but is harder to work on in the winter in environments where snow, ice, and cold weather are common. The rooftop heating and cooling systems need regular maintenance so you will have to make sure your contractor can access the roof when it is necessary. 

Interior Commercial HVAC Systems

HVAC systems that are inside your commercial space typically are found in a separate mechanical room to keep them isolated from customers or clients, and to cut down on the noise they produce. Often these mechanical rooms are only accessible from the exterior of the building and are secure so that only people that are supposed to have access can get in. The operation of the unit is nearly identical to rooftop units, but the efficiency may be different based on the size of the HVAC unit. The unit may be smaller because of the location and may not work well in a large space. It is important to make sure these HVAC units can provide the heat and cooling intended, and keep the power use in a range that makes the unit cost effective to operate. 

Choosing the Best Option

Working with a HVAC company to select the right system for your property is an excellent way to ensure that the unit you choose will handle the job you need it to do. The heating and cooling company can help with suggestions for a unit that will work well in your situation, providing the right level of heat and cooling, without running your electrical cost up. If the unit is too small for the space, it will have to work very hard to do the job and will cost a lot to operate, and if the unit is too large, it may not have to work as hard, but the cost of operating it could be a lot higher than it needs to be. Getting the right unit for the square footage you have will help the HVAC unit perform at its best.

Contact a commercial heating repair company for more information.