Having a new, commercial HVAC system installed in your business is a big decision. There are financial matters to consider, not to mention any production downtime while technicians are switching out your equipment. Fortunately, there are several options available depending on your building.
Commercial HVAC Installation Options
- Single-split systems. A good choice for smaller spaces, they consist of indoor and outdoor units connected by a copper pipe.
- Multi-split systems. These work well in businesses with several floors or large rooms. Several smaller units connect to one large outdoor unit. This system allows you to control the temperature in each room individually.
- Constant Air Volume (CAV) or Variable Air Volume (VAV) systems. As their names suggest, these systems use either constant air flow or variable air flow to maintain temperature. These are ideal for businesses in which one thermostat will be sufficient to control the whole area.
- Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) refer to an HVAC system with a heat pump. This type is suitable for medium or large areas and is available in two kinds: a heat pump which can either heat or cool, or a heat recovery system which does both.
How do I know if my existing commercial HVAC system needs repair?
Warning signs to look out for include:
- Your business experiences a dramatic spike in energy bills.
- Vents are blowing cool or lukewarm air.
- A burning smell (or another unusual odor) lingers even after the heater has been running for a while.
- Inconsistent cooling or heating from room to room.
- The unit runs constantly instead of shutting off when it reaches the desired temperature.
- Low air output.
- While running, the unit emits a different sound than usual.
If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms in your office or restaurant’s HVAC system, getting an inspection now could save a lot of hassle in the long term. Let Tri County Air Care’s experienced technicians take the stress out of installing a commercial HVAC system in your business. Give us a call today.