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There is much more to HVAC in a commercial building than in a home. The mechanical equipment needed in a commercial building is more sophisticated and powerful.

In a small commercial building (no larger than the average home), then a commercial heating solution of a conventional furnace is appropriate because there are few rooms to heat. However, if the building is substantially larger than the average home, then it will need a unique commercial HVAC system to ensure air is in proper circulation and the inhabitants are comfortable.

You can tell if your HVAC system is flawed if you find hotspots and coldspots depending on where you are in the building. A proper modern HVAC system will provide clean and comfortable air, consistent in temperature, to all areas of a commercial building.

Zoning systems are also a critical component of a commercial HVAC system. Common areas will have to be a specific temperature that everyone finds comfortable, but some individuals may want their office at a different temperature. Also, rooms with many computers (including server rooms or data centers) need to stay cool to function optimally. The need for temperature zoning systems creates the need for an advanced and capable HVAC system. These are some reasons why Commercial HVAC Services vastly differ from Residential HVAC Services.

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Types of Commercial Cooling Systems

This is a system that is installed where conventional ducted systems are unable to go. If you have a duct system, it can be a perfect addition to it. These systems use a combination of:

  • Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners
  • Refrigerant Tubing and Wires
  • Control or Thermostat
  • Indoor Air Quality Accessories
  • Compact Fan Coil

This is the most common type of air conditioning system in commercial buildings. With this system, you have products that are both inside and outside the business. This can include components like:

  • Air Conditioner
  • Evaporator Coil or Fan Coil
  • Ducts
  • Controls and Thermostats
  • Indoor Air Quality Accessories
  • Humidifiers

This system is more energy-efficient than other traditional split systems, helping to save companies a lot of money as a result. The inclusion of a heat pump within this system allows for both heating and air conditioning, and a gas furnace heat can be installed into it. Components for this system include:

  • Heat Pump
  • Evaporator Coil
  • Ducts
  • Control or Thermostat
  • Indoor Air Quality Accessories
  • Air Conditioner

This is the least efficient system for cooling down an office because it involves having multiple air conditioners set up in the office in various areas to cool down the office as a whole. It requires more energy to cool down everything, and it involves the multiple installation of each air conditioner. The one benefit of this is it is far cheaper than the other options since no major work apart from installing in a window is needed.

The components of this system include:

  • Packaged air conditioners
  • Indoor Thermostat that is wired to the thermostats, or is directly on the air conditioners themselves.

There are many types of cooling systems for commercial use. Keeping a cool business makes things very comfortable for you when you are in the heat of summer. There are many ways to stay cool, but nothing beats an air conditioner. Air conditioners will cool your business, but they use lots of power, and if you want an air conditioning system that is efficient and high-quality, you should look into ductless cooling systems.

Some buildings make use of small window air conditioners, but these are not efficient cooling systems, and they tend to be a bit noisy. They are cheap and readily available. On the other end of the spectrum, some cooling systems connect to exisiting central ventilation ducts. Central systems are sometimes expensive, but are reliable and take up little additional space. If you aren’t interested in either of these options, you can go for ductless cooling systems.

Ductless cooling systems, also known as split systems, operate with two halves of the equipment separated by a distance and connected by refrigerant lines. One part of the system is the compressor, and this sits outside the building. The other half is the ductless system, which is the indoor-air-handling unit. Indoor units mount on the wall, where they supply a stream of cool air to the room.

One way to see the ductless cooling system is to see it like the radiators that provide heat in buildings, but instead provides cool air. The compressor can be located as much as 75 feet from the indoor component, without losing any power or efficiency. Since the compressor sits outside, the noise and vibration are never inside the business. The cooling action can be direct to any room, high up on the wall, for maximum benefit.

Usually, depending on the size of the business, the split systems will include three or more indoor air-handling units to deliver cooling throughout the building. One of the most significant benefits of this system is that you don’t need any ductwork to make the system work. As a result, it is simple to install in any business, with only a four-inch hole drilled through an exterior wall.

One of the most significant benefits of ductless cooling systems is that they are highly efficient. Since the mini-split system can deliver its cooling air into independently-controlled rooms, increasing the energy efficiency of the entire system. Bedrooms can be kept cool at night while living areas don’t get cool air, and vice versa during the day.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a duct system loses 25 to 40 percent of its heating and cooling energy through the ducts from the central system providing the air. The cause of this is unsealed or leaky ductwork. Also, ductwork that is warm must be cooled before you feel the impact of the cold air, which wastes more energy. Ducts also allow rodents and people, to get into your home. You don’t have to worry about that with ductless systems.

Ductless systems tend to be more expensive than other methods since they are relatively new. Still, the prices are quickly falling, and you can offset the higher cost of installing the system with the energy savings you will receive from the system.

Any project involving a commercial cooling system is a significant undertaking. You want the company you hire to have experience with these types of projects, and Climate Works has that experience with a track record proving that they can get the job done right!

In addition to differences in setting and scale that commercial HVAC projects have, some local codes and guidelines must be followed. We regularly work in the commercial industry and are intimately familiar with these codes, as well as following proper procedures.

Our Expert Team at Climate Works will help you with all your commercial heating services questions. We will assess your needs and recommend the best heating solution for you – a solution that will surely make your indoor climate work! We offer efficient solutions that are environmentally friendly and will save you money on your energy bill.

There is a system out there for you, and we are here to help you find it. Climate Works Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Installs, Services, and Maintains all types of Commercial Heating Equipment. We are TSSA Certified and our licensed technicians are experts when it comes to gas, oil, propane, and electric equipment. We Are Your Ottawa Commercial Cooling Experts.