The sheer number of HVAC systems on the market today can make it difficult for commercial property owners or managers to choose the one that best fits their needs. Despite all the bells and whistles, there are four main objectives that the new HVAC system must achieve. In this blog, AC repair and maintenance contractor J&M Air Conditioning & Heating shares the four C’s of commercial HVAC systems.
Take away all the complexities of indoor heating and cooling, and it all boils down to one simple fact: HVAC systems are designed to provide comfortable indoor spaces. In a commercial setting, the HVAC system must help create consistently comfortable indoor spaces. This means that during the cooling season, you should be able to move to any area on the floor or in the building and more or less feel the same level of comfort.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) and humidity levels are two other aspects which affect indoor comfort that should also be considered when planning an HVAC system. Good IAQ can be achieved with best practices like regular air filter replacement and timely AC repair, while humidity control can be attained with integrated humidifier/dehumidifier systems.
Control and Communications
Controlling a commercial HVAC system isn’t as simple as operating a single thermostat at home. The bigger the property, the more complex its controls will be, which is why a communications protocol is necessary for keeping the building’s HVAC system in line. A capable HVAC installation contractor can help you with designing an HVAC system that allows full control.
When analyzing the cost impact of a new HVAC system, you have to factor in maintenance and repair costs, as well as daily energy consumption. Taking steps to improve building energy efficiency, such as addressing insulation issues and investing in insulated glass, can help reduce energy costs down the line. Keeping up with scheduled maintenance appointments, as well as performing regular inspections, can likewise have a positive impact on the HVAC system’s lifetime cost.