4 Things to Consider When Choosing Commercial HVAC

Heating and cooling are two of the most important elements of a commercial property. Make sure you’re getting the most from your HVAC system by partnering with the right mechanical service provider. 

Every HVAC system comes with a limited lifespan. Older equipment not only exerts a lot of energy, but it also requires much more maintenance. You could opt to keep your HVAC system on life support, but that can be an exhausting way to prolong some of the mechanical issues you might already be facing. If you’re tired of dealing with the mess, you may need to partner with an experienced HVAC provider to find the next best solution.

Fortunately, a few important steps can help make the decision-making process a lot easier. 

Weigh Your Options

Your first order of business is to choose the right heating and air conditioning setup. Not all heating and cooling systems are the same because HVAC equipment comes in different shapes and sizes. Before you schedule an installation, perform diligent research to see what capabilities each system has to offer. This will help you determine which solution makes the most sense for your building. 

Here are three of the best options:

  • Packaged Units: This is the ultimate space-saving solution. A single cabinet is programmed to provide a consistent flow of cool air during the summer and warm air during the winter. These central-air systems also come with powerful dehumidifying capabilities.
  • Heat Pumps: This is your best option for heat compression. Instead of forcing air into the building, the heat boiler condenses water into a safe, comfortable gas. Heat pumps provide exceptional heating and cooling efficiencies in any venue.
  • Ductless HVAC: If you want to improve energy efficiency, ductless air might be your best option. Ductless HVAC systems heat and cool different zones of the property while reducing energy usage in the air handling equipment.  

Select the Appropriate Size

When choosing an HVAC system, it’s important to know that bigger isn’t always better. Oversized units consume a massive amount of energy, which may cause your utility bills to skyrocket. On the other hand, choosing equipment that is too small will hinder your system’s ability to cool effectively. Schedule an appointment with an experienced HVAC contractor like [Service Unlimited] to find a solution that aligns with the size and design of your building. 

Account for the Outdoor Climate

When choosing HVAC equipment, you need to select a system that can keep up with any extreme climate. Buildings need to maintain a steady level of efficiency, and to ensure they are able to do this, you’ll need to keep the temperature at a level that can cope with the weather outside. Partner with an HVAC provider that designs custom solutions to help you maintain a comfortable indoor climate that combats the outdoor weather. 

Claim ENERGY STAR® Support 

ENERGY STAR is an energy-efficiency assistance program offered by the [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)]. Its HVAC solutions offer the strongest energy performance. If your HVAC provider is steering you away from ENERGY STAR products, you may need to continue shopping around until you find a partner that leads you down the right path.

Service Unlimited Offers HVAC Support at the Highest Level 

Our team is more than just a group of HVAC technicians. We are problem solvers committed to helping you get the most from your heating and cooling setup for as little as possible. The team at Service Unlimited offers only the highest-quality products from the industry’s leading manufacturers. Our professionals design authentic solutions to help you maintain the perfect indoor air quality for years to come.  

Give us a call at 302-326-2665 to learn how our [world-class solutions] can help your property! 

22 replies
  1. Randy Chorvack
    Randy Chorvack says:

    I’m glad you said that bigger isn’t always better. When I built my house, I almost put a unit in my house that was way bigger than what I needed. Luckily, my wife talked some sense into me and we got a more cost-efficient one.

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    • Katy Todd
      Katy Todd says:

      We’re glad you enjoyed the article! We try to offer useful advice and ensure our partners aren’t investing in the wrong equipment. Our goal is long-term efficiency and performance, so sizing of equipment is important.

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  2. Mindy Jollie
    Mindy Jollie says:

    I like that you mentioned that heat pumps are there to compress the heat, instead of pushing cold air into the building. My friend is currently using a swamp cooler at their house, but it doesn’t do much for the whole house. They’ll have to try to get central air conditioning so that other rooms in their house are usable!

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    • Katy Todd
      Katy Todd says:

      If your friend has any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Sometimes, you need to combine a few pieces of equipment for the right environment. We’d be happy to offer our advice!

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  3. Taylor Bishop
    Taylor Bishop says:

    Thanks for the advice for picking a commercial HVAC company. I”m glad you mentioned that you should pick a system that can handle extreme climate while also having a steady level of efficiency. It sounds important to know what the weather is like in that area so you can pick a system that can withstand that.

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    • Katy Todd
      Katy Todd says:

      We’re passionate about energy efficiency, especially in Deleware, where we face some extreme temperatures. If you have any questions on the type of unit for your environment, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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  4. Amy Winters
    Amy Winters says:

    It’s awesome that this article talked about how bigger doesn’t always mean better when it comes to a commercial air conditioning unit. I think in general, that is a facet of life, that bigger doesn’t always mean better. Thanks for helping me understand that if the unit is too big, it can create too much energy and that can cause bills to be too high.

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  5. Jay Jorgenson
    Jay Jorgenson says:

    My friend wants to know what to look out for when choosing a commercial heating unit. I like how you mention oversized units may cause your utility bills to increase if you don’t choose the right one. Thank you for the information. I’ll recommend my friend to choose the right heating unit for his business.

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    • Katy Todd
      Katy Todd says:

      We’re glad you found the article useful. If your friend wants our professional opinion, he’s welcome to give us a call. Finding the right HVAC unit for his space will be critical in controlling energy costs.

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  6. Tammie Houston
    Tammie Houston says:

    I highly agree when you said that HVAC systems are the most important elements in a commercial establishment and it should be given priority if it needs repair. Our central air conditioning system in the office has been already old and it is making a loud noise, we are thinking that it is less efficient and needs some fun. We are looking for a commercial service provider that can do annual maintenance or maybe a possible installation of new units if the cost of the repair will be higher.

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    • Katy Todd
      Katy Todd says:

      We would definitely recommend that you invest in regularly scheduled preventative maintenance. Oftentimes, this can help eliminate issues like loud noises from happening. Stay tuned for more helpful blogs!

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  7. Jane Burt
    Jane Burt says:

    Thank you for explaining how to select the right size HVAC system for your commercial building. My brother’s office building is needing a new HVAC system. I will pass this information on to him.

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  8. Ellie Davis
    Ellie Davis says:

    It’s interesting to know that a ductless HVAC unit might be your best option if you want to improve energy efficiency. My husband is thinking about renting a commercial space for his office, and we are looking for advice to have everything ready before we move all the furniture. I will let him know about the different HVAC options for his commercial space.

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  9. Best Access Doors
    Best Access Doors says:

    Thanks for this! Agree especially with the size. It’s not with the typical standards that make the decision on the HVAC of your choice – it’s what you truly need and know, and not based just form what others would always say. Thanks for sharing this guide!

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  10. Callum Palmer
    Callum Palmer says:

    We are looking for HVAC options for the shop I am building. As you said here, there are few that I can choose from. I do think it would be good to look over all of them and then go with the one that would help me out the best overall.

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