According to the U.S. Environment Protection Agency, 30% of the energy used in commercial properties is wasted. If you're a business owner, hire the right professionals to work with you in designing an efficient HVAC system that takes into consideration factors that affect energy consumption such as the roofing and insulation. You can save more energy when your heating and cooling systems are built with efficiency in mind.
Below are some of the components of a commercial HVAC system. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.
You have three options: manual thermostats, programmable thermostats, and smart thermostats. Manual thermostats are the most user-friendly, but not the best choice especially when energy efficiency is your top goal. It doesn't keep track of your heating and cooling, making it less efficient.
If you need multi-zone control and the ability to pre-set the temperature schedule, then go for the programmable thermostat. They're more expensive than the manual thermostat and will need professional installation.
Smart thermostats are the most energy-efficient option because you're able to control the temperature from anywhere, even outside the office. It also provides you with information on your energy usage per month and can make comparisons against the previous months.
The type of furnace to install depends on the available power in the area. You can have a gas furnace, electric furnace, oil furnace, or propane furnace. How efficient the home heating system depends on the commercial space's construction, features and size. Consider investing in energy-efficient windows and roofing to save money on your heating. Make sure your space also has adequate insulation.
Heat pumps are highly efficient but they're not advisable in areas that get extreme temperatures. Local climate, energy sources, and size of the space are some of the things to consider in choosing a heating system. We suggest talking to professionals to help you make an informed decision.
Air Conditioning Unit
Split-type air conditioners will both have indoor and outdoor units. This type doesn't need a major installation because you don't need to install ductwork. With central air conditioners, you'll have more room inside as all of its components are outside the property. However, you'll need to install ductwork and the cooled air passes through the vents.
The heat exchanger is an important component of a commercial HVAC system and is responsible for transferring thermal energy from one place to another. The condenser and the evaporator coils are its two main types of coils and they help heat and cool a commercial building.
They hold the important components of your HVAC system including the blowers, evaporator coils, sound dampeners, and other heating and cooling elements. You'll also find the thermal expansion valve inside the air handler and it's responsible for lowering the pressure on the refrigerant.
The terminal unit pushes the air from the ductwork and may consist of heating and cooling coils. If you prefer to have split-type air conditioning, a technician may cut off the terminal unit. During the installation of this component, the technician will need to inspect the ductwork and consider its size before installation.
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