It doesn’t matter if it’s chilling winter or blazing summer, commercial space and business owners always have to rely on their HVAC system to ensure the utmost comfort of their clients. And therefore, air conditioning is an extremely important fixture for any business. However, when it comes to installing one, there might be a lot of confusion and misconceptions, especially amongst newer business owners.
To get over all these confusions, below, we have discussed everything about HVAC installation.
Why Commercial Spaces & Business Owners Need HVAC System?
An HVAC system is important for any business or commercial space because it offers incredible ventilation and ensures the comfort of the clients as well as the staff too. As it improves the air quality in the building drastically, and helps with breathing and comfort, not getting it might affect the atmosphere of your space greatly. This might even cost you more than a few clients.
Determine Whether You Need A New System Installation Or Replacement?
Before installing an HVAC system in your commercial building, find out whether you need an entirely new system or a replacement of the existing system. It is important because adopting a new system would cost you way more than a replacement. Discuss with your contractor to determine what you actually need.
HVAC System Types
The installation process, cost, efficiency, and many other things depend on the HVAC type you choose for your commercial space. Let’s learn more about the different types of HVAC systems for further understanding.
1. Package Units
The package unit HVAC system is the most popular ventilation system for business and commercial spaces. As it is an all-in-one unit and offers efficient and effective heating and cooling mechanisms, users prefer this over the others.
2. Split Systems
The split system is mostly used in smaller commercial spaces. As this system needs to be attached to the building’s ductwork, it is not suitable for larger commercial buildings.
3. Ductless Mini-Split Systems
Ductless mini-split systems don’t require a duct connection to work seamlessly. It is the right choice for smaller commercial buildings. However, if you install this HVAC system in a large space, it might be expensive and not as practical.
4. VRF System
VRF system is one of the most powerful & complex HVAC technology in the market. It is not only expensive but difficult to install too. However, it provides offers incredible ventilation and ensures greater comfort. It’s also easy to maintain.
3 Things to Consider Before Installing A HVAC System for Commercial Spaces & Businesses
1. Space and System Size
Before installing an HVAC system in your commercial building, don’t forget to measure the space size first. It is important for 2 reasons. It determines how much cooling or heating is necessary to ensure utmost comfort, while also dictating the capacity of the air conditioner you need to install in the building.
Determining the capacity or size of the HVAC system is also crucial because the power bill greatly depends on it. If you get an AC smaller than your required capacity, it would work overtime to keep the place comfortable and hence, would be less energy-efficient.
On the other hand, when you get an HVAC system larger than needed, it will cool down the space quickly, making you feel uncomfortable.
2. SEER Rating
When getting a new AC for your business or commercial space, make sure to check its SEER [Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio] ratio first. As it measures the efficiency of the system, it will help you to find out how much energy your HVAC will consume and how much you have to pay as a bill. You should always keep in mind that the higher the SEER rating, the less energy it will consume.
3. EER Rating
Similar to SEER, you also need to check the EER [Energy-Efficiency Rating] of your preferred HVAC system before installing it in your place. Look for higher EER in the system. This is because the higher the EER of a machine, the more energy-efficient it is.
We have discussed everything you need to know before installing an HVAC system in your office or commercial space. This article will act as a guide and help you to go through all the hurdles before and during the installation process as smoothly as you have ever thought of.
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