Single-unit split HVAC units are among the most popular options amongst business-level commercial business owners regarding commercial heating and air conditioning systems. In terms of price, these commercial heating and air conditioning systems are highly affordable and very compact. But, they are also, surprisingly, more reliable and energy-efficient than single unit heat pump systems. This makes them an ideal choice for a variety of different businesses. Although other types of commercial heating and air conditioning systems are available, they are not as flexible as those that come with split units. Here, we take a look at how these systems work.
A commercial HVAC system has two major components: the furnace or the central heating and the ventilation system. In the furnace, combustion gases are created and burned to create the heat that warms up the room. The ventilation system delivers this warm air outside the building through vents and ductwork. Together, these two systems work to regulate the temperature of the premises.
The furnace’s role is to provide the necessary heat in the commercial building in a regulated fashion that the room will remain comfortable. On the flip side, the ventilation system plays a vital role in cooling off the premises in an emergency or severe weather. While the furnace may be fuelled by oil, natural gas, coal, or electricity, it is powered by compressed natural gas (CPVC) or liquid petroleum gas (LPG). Both require an efficient supply of oxygen and a continuous fresh air flow.
One major benefit of Commercial HVAC systems is their ability to provide efficient heating and air conditioning. They are handy during cold, snowy months when heating and air conditioning demand is high. However, keeping commercial HVAC systems and equipment optimized can be challenging to ensure peak productivity. During hot, dry summer months, it is important to have sufficient air and heat to have a comfortable working environment. Also, to maintain a healthy and comfortable working environment, it is essential to keep the quality of the air they breathe.
Many commercial HVAC systems contain refrigerants. Many HVAC units’ common component is a ‘regenerative’ element responsible for storing heat from the air during cold seasons and drawing it out during warmer seasons. A refrigerant must be stored in an area where it is not damaged. This is why refrigerant pumps and coils are installed in the building. The most commonly used form of refrigerant is chilled water.
The most common type of commercial building heating is forced-air heating. This type of heating system utilizes a fan to distribute cool air into the room. Cold air is then forced through a dehumidifier or heat exchanger before being distributed throughout the building. These commercial building HVAC systems require regular servicing and maintenance, so they are often more expensive than other types. A commercial heating technician can advise you on the right servicing for your commercial building and help you choose an appropriate dehumidifier and heat exchanger.
Another common use for commercial HVAC systems is to ventilate certain sections of the building. For example, some areas of a commercial building might require more light than other areas. To provide this ventilation, commercial HVAC units might be combined with skylights. Commercial lighting saves on energy costs since heat is no longer needed to provide adequate lighting. Light commercial HVAC units are typically incorporated into the roof of the building or between the walls. While it can add value to a property, commercial lighting can also be costly, with high running costs.
Finally, some businesses use a very (virtual robotics) technology in their HVAC system. Vrv is an advanced HVAC system that operates both indoors and outdoors. This technology uses several sensors to detect people and animals’ presence and can be controlled remotely using a handheld device. Businesses that use VR technology might benefit from a variable refrigerant flow control valve important in indoor environments.