A typical home HVAC system is usually fairly basic, depending on the amount of space to be heated and cooled a proper sized unit is selected to connect with ductwork as described by the blueprints. With a commercial or industrial building, however, there are other considerations to make. There are likely going to be several units needed whether for the sheer space involved or different settings as needed for different spaces. There are options as to whether the exterior portion of the system can go on the roof or whether is needs from view on the ground. There are still more options with power saving devices and eco-friendly designs.
Commercial HVAC Systems
Although commercial HVAC systems fulfill the same function as a residential system in that they maintain proper air temperature control while keeping humidity down, commercial systems are also expected to maintain a proper air quality in the building so it is safe for the owners and employees who work there every day but also to assure the needs of clients who visit are being met.
Typical Considerations and Services
Although air quality is something everybody should be aware of, it may not seem to be the most pressing issue for a young, healthy person on a daily basis. However, the sheer number of people who come through a commercial building on a daily or weekly basis implies someone with asthma, an elderly person, or a pregnant lady may be in the building and air quality is a much more serious issue in such cases. Further, durability becomes an issue in a commercial setting because although you can windows or use a space heater at home until repairs are made to the system, but you can't expect an employee to working in a steaming hot or freezing cold office for eight to ten hours.
Because of the nature of a commercial HVAC system and the importance it serves to the building and the businesses within, a design is required by a specialist in the field with the knowledge of what modern options are available and the necessary experience to determine why one system may work better in a particular scenario while another may better serve a different building. Once a proper plan is designed and installed by talented professional technicians, there will be one less thing to worry about when managing the daily operations of the building.
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