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Finding the Right HVAC System for Your Commercial Premises

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Planning to construct a commercial building anytime soon? If so, HVAC installation is one of the crucial aspects of the project you need to think about. 

HVAC systems provide thermal comfort for building occupants while maintaining good indoor air quality through adequate ventilation with filtration. But they are not created equal. These systems come in all shapes and sizes to meet the needs of various users.

To choose the right one for your commercial space, you need to consider many variables. Highlighted below are some top considerations for your commercial HVAC installation.

Equipment size

There's a common misconception that the sizing of HVAC equipment is based solely on the square footage of the space to be heated or cooled.

While the size of your commercial space is a big factor, multiple factors come into play when determining which equipment size fits your commercial heating and cooling needs. Other factors that can influence your commercial heating and cooling loads include:

  • The climate of your business's physical location
  • The orientation of the building
  • The type of insulation used and its thickness
  • The type, size, number and placement of windows

The greater the heating and cooling loads of your commercial building, the bigger the size of HVAC equipment needed.

Equipment efficiency

Like the heating and cooling systems used in homes, commercial HVAC systems use energy to operate. Since these systems are used to heat and cool much larger spaces than their residential counterparts, energy costs can add up quickly.

Constructing a new commercial building presents an opportunity to choose the most efficient HVAC systems available on the market today. High-efficiency models cost more upfront, but they can save you lots of dollars over the long term due to lower annual heating and cooling bills.

Equipment quality

When it comes to HVAC systems, product quality can differ greatly among different brands and manufacturers. When selecting an HVAC unit for your commercial premises, it helps to invest in high-quality, durable equipment that will provide reliable performance while requiring minimal repairs over its lifespan. 

Reputable brands may be expensive to buy but they will reduce the opportunity for premature equipment replacement, which can double your costs within a relatively short period.

With the wide variety of choices available to you, choosing the right commercial HVAC system can be a confusing task. If you feel overwhelmed by your choices, seek out an HVAC contractor for expert advice and guidance.