Both residential and commercial HVAC systems are designed to serve the same purpose: to cool, heat, and ventilate. But as you would expect, commercial or corporate HVAC does it on a much grander scaler. Moreover, they tend to vary greatly in terms of mechanism and parts.
No wonder you should do a bit of research before spending money on new commercial HVAC systems. And that’s what this blog post will help you uncover today. Below are a few things you should know about commercial HVAC systems.
What is an HVAC Unit supposed to do?
All commercial HVAC systems are designed to keep temperatures comfortable, which is generally around 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, they strive to keep indoor humidity consistent at 40-60 percent and air quality high, with CO2 less than 1,000PPM. What this simply means is that of one million gas molecules 1,000 would be carbon dioxide and the rest would be other gases.
While there are different types of commercial HVAC systems to choose from, they all operate similarly. In most cases, they tend to lower temperatures by expelling hot air through HVAC refrigeration or water-cooled systems. Heating systems do the opposite, using water, radiator coils, or gas to heat the air.
How do Commercial HVAC Systems Differ from Residential Systems?
It is without a doubt that residential systems are less complicated than commercial HVAC systems and differ significantly. One of their most evident differences lies in the size. As you would expect, commercial HVAC systems are much large than residential systems. They also have different thermostats, condenser fans, compressors, evaporators, blowers, and dampers.
There is also a big difference between these two in terms of mechanism. Of course, this depends on both the structure and location. A residential HVAC system is usually a standalone unit, but commercial HVAC systems are generally modular. The parts in a commercial system are located in one spot, making it easier to upgrade or replace them.
Other notable difference between residential and commercial HVAC systems touches on drainage, equipment, costs and maintenance, and location, to mention a few.