3 Factors To Consider When Selecting A Commercial HVAC System

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system affects the overall energy efficiency of your business premises. Therefore, you need to be keen when selecting a new HVAC system for your building. A good HVAC system should provide comfort and convenience to your clients and employees and save you money in energy bills. To select the perfect commercial HVAC system for your premises, you should consider these factors.

1.       Building size

The size of your building determines the amount of cooling and heating you need and which type of HVAC can meet those needs. Larger buildings require a more robust HVAC system. However, installing a large HVAC system significantly increases your energy bills if your building is small. Before selecting an HVAC system, consult your HVAC contractor to find an HVAC system with a capacity that fits the size of your building.

2.       Local climate

When choosing an HVAC system, ensure it can handle extreme weather conditions. For instance, if you have a refrigerated warehouse in a scorching area, you need an HVAC to maintain cool temperatures throughout the day, no matter how high the temperature gets.

3.       HVAC type

There are multiple HVAC brands in the industry that promise to handle commercial heating and cooling needs effectively. However, no matter how good an HVAC system is, if you buy the wrong type, you will not get excellent service from it. Here are three common commercial HVAC types you can choose from:

a) Single-Split HVAC systems

Single-split air conditioners are ideal for businesses in smaller buildings because they are compact and easy to install. Additionally, these systems have low installation costs; thus, they won't strain your budget if you own a small business. A single-split HVAC also requires an outdoor unit that takes up space on your premises, so consider some space for installation.

b) Multi-Split HVAC Systems   

Multi-split HVACs are suitable for larger buildings where one indoor unit is not enough to care for the entire place. Unlike single split systems, which need an outdoor unit for each air conditioner, multi-split systems connect multiple indoor units to one outdoor unit. Because you don't have to install many outdoor units for a multi-split HVAC, you can save on space and maintain the outlook of your building's exterior no matter how many indoor units you install.

c) Variable Refrigerant Flow (VFR) Systems

A VFR system is ideal for buildings with multiple divisions, such as hotels and apartments, because it simultaneously allows for different levels of heating and cooling within the same building. Therefore, you can turn off the air conditioning for unoccupied spaces with a VFR system to save energy costs.