Many of our amazing customers have needs for both residential and commercial HVAC units. We frequently find that our customers do not understand the differences between these two heating and cooling needs. Today Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is going to talk to you about some of the differences between commercial and residential HVAC units.
Central Air Conditioner Size
The most obvious difference is in the size of the units. The HVAC unit needed to keep your home at a comfortable temperature is significantly smaller than the units that are needed for commercial spaces. The reason for this is because the size of your home is much smaller than the size of your commercial space. There are different components in each type of unit as well. The thermostats, condenser fans, compressors, evaporators, blowers, and dampers vary between residential and commercial HVAC systems.
Comfort VS Industrial Air Conditioning & Heating
As the unit increases in size it also increases in complexity. The expectations that we have of commercial HVAC systems is higher than we are expecting the HVAC units in our homes to do. Our residential units are only expected to heat and cool one single family dwelling with fairly consistent needs. Commercial buildings are expected to heat and cool a large variety of spaces with varying needs. Commercial buildings have numerous rooms that need to be heating and cooled. Some offices have a large amount of rooms that need to be cooled and heated. Sometimes all of the rooms are filled with people and other times only some of the rooms are being utilized. This variation in heating and cooling needs requires a system that can keep up with these constantly changing needs.
Location of HVAC System Components
Commercial and residential HVAC units are placed in different places as well. Most of the time your residential HVAC units are placed in the backyard or on the side of your house. Commercial HVAC systems are placed on the roof of your building. There are a few reasons that commercial units are placed on the roof. One reason is that putting the units on the roof is an excellent way to save space. Commercial properties are more expensive than residential properties. Being able to take up a smaller amount of land on your commercial property is always a perk. Having the HVAC units on the roof cuts down on noise pollution in the building. No one wants their business to be loud because you can hear the sound of the HVAC units working.
Another difference between commercial and residential HVAC units is the drainage. Commercial HVAC units consist of multiple pipes and pans that are used to ensure complete evaporation and to eliminate the possibility of overflowing. Residential units do not serve as large of an area so their drainage needs are less. They only need a single pan outside of the house for drainage.
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As you can see, the difference between residential and commercials HVAC units are extremely varying. If you need some help with your commercial or residential units, Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. We are experts in both commercial and residential heating and cooling. Contact us today!