Providng an ideal level of comfort for your patrons, employees, and or tenants is essential when operating a commercial building. This is why it is so important to ensure you are choosing the right type of HVAC system for the particular needs of your property. Taking the time to review the pros and cons of each system outlined below can help to ensure you complete this task successfully.
Central Furnace And Air Conditioning System
Most commercial central furnace and air conditioning systems are rooftop systems. Thanks to the exterior location of these systems, contractors are able to easily install and service these heating and cooling units without interrupting your daily business.
Central heating and cooling systems also offer the benefit of being relatively affordable and are available in a wide variety of sizes in order to meet the needs of virtually any commercial building.
The primary drawback to this type of system is the high operational costs that can come along with it. Since the temperature of the air produced by these heating systems will drop quite rapidly after being introduced to the air supply in your building, you will find that these systems must run virtually non-stop in order to maintain a comfortable temperature. This can lead to high energy bills rather quickly, especially during the cold winter months when your heating system is used on a daily basis.
Another popular alternative is the use of a boiler system to heat your commercial property during the cold winter months. These systems rely on the radiant heat that results from circulating hot water through pipes positioned in the walls or beneath the floorboards.
Since boiler systems rely on hot water rather than hot air, these systems are able to produce a much longer lasting heat than a furnace. This can be especially beneficial in large commercial buildings where the heat must travel long distances in order to reach the furthest points in the building.
These systems also make use of multiple thermostats to allow for different temperature settings throughout the building. This can be an essential feature when renting out space within the building to multiple tenants. This feature can also help to minimize energy costs by eliminating energy waste in areas of the building that are not currently being used.
While boiler systems can save you money over time, these systems will typically be more expensive to purchase and install. In fact, it is this cost that often prevents individuals from installing a boiler system in their commercial building.
A Final Thought
While central furnaces, air conditioners, and boiler systems are the most popular types of commercial HVAC systems, these options represent only a few of the many options the market now has to offer. In order to discuss all of your options or to schedule the installation of your new system, be sure to contact a reputable HVAC contractor like J. P. Griffin Inc. today.