Top 5 Types of Commercial HVAC Units For Your Business
Top 5 Types of Commercial HVAC Units for Your Business
Choosing the right commercial HVAC unit not only ensures an optimal temperature in the building, but it also has a direct impact on the utility bills you need to pay each month. If you want to optimize your building, then it might be time to learn more about the various types of commercial HVAC units that can be installed.
5 Types of Commercial HVAC Units
Whether you need HVAC installation for new construction or it’s time to replace your outdated unit. It is essential to talk to an industry expert about your options. Here are a few of the most common types of commercial HVAC units you can choose from:
- Rooftop Units (RTU): Rooftop units are self-contained HVAC systems, often used in smaller commercial buildings. These all-in-one HVAC units connect into the ductwork of the building and provide adaptable heating and air conditioning to a specific area of the building. These units can be installed on flat-roof buildings, and are designed to withstand environmental factors such as rain, wind, sun, snow, and more.
- Mini Split System – Ductless: This system design is perfect for small offices, shops, and cafes. If you have a cozy space that needs to be heated and cooled, then you can choose a mini-split system that can handle the appropriate square footage. There are a few advantages of a mini-split system. For example, the system can be installed without the need for air ducts. Additionally, it is an affordable installation and cheaper to run compared to some of the larger systems.
- Split System – Ducted: While ductless systems are a popular choice, there are times when a ducted system is more effective. This system is more aesthetically pleasing compared to the bulky wall equipment used for ductless systems. Often, the split system is added to the current infrastructure of the building, helping to increase energy efficiency. The evaporators are usually located near the distribution point, which helps to reduce the dirt buildup and air leakage in the ducts. A ducted split system is an alternative that can be used in place of standard central HVAC systems.
- Variable Air Volume System – VAV: A variable air volume system, known as VAV, uses one duct supply and return design. Temperature is maintained at the point set on the thermostat, with varying airflow to provide heating or cooling as needed for optimal temperature management.
- Variable Refrigeration Flow System – VRF: Choosing a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) means that the system is designed with a heat pump. The heating and cooling lines contain refrigerant, and there is also an evaporator with a single condensing unit.
What types of commercial HVAC units are best for your building?
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