5 key differences between commercial AC and residential HVAC System

Whether you deal in air conditioners or you own an air conditioning unit, it is important for you to know about Commercial Air Conditioning, especially if you are planning to fix or update your commercial Air Conditioning system for places like any- offices, institutions or shops. If you require an air conditioning unit that can be used to maintain a cool temperature in summer and a warm temperature in winter, then the commercial HVAC system is the best choice for you.

For those who don’t know, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, air conditioning system, which means that it is accountable for cooling and heating your home or commercial zone. A residential HVAC is for serving home purposes only and is not much effective for usage in commercial areas. Getting a new HVAC system protects your commercial AC from unforeseen damages.

5 points of difference between the residential and commercial HVAC unit

  1. Power

Residential HVAC systems are not that powerful when compared to commercial HVAC systems. Again, unlike commercial HVAC systems, they don’t cover such a large area, nor do they serve a large number of people. Commercial Ac serves a greater number of people across a large place. It also monitors and maintains both the air quality as well as temperature. Plus, energy efficiency is considerably lower for residential HVAC systems when used over a larger area. So, make sure to judge everything wisely and make a choice only after knowing and considering all the facts.

2. Location

The commercial HVAC system is placed on the top of the building roof to avoid noise pollution.  This also keeps it safe from defacement, and in case of technical faults or repairs, the system technicians can do their duty without disturbing business operations that may go on at that time. At the same time, HVAC residential systems are located in the backyard or the side of the house to avoid occupying space inside the house. But this makes it prone to damage and defacement.

3. Design

Commercial AC is modular in nature when compared with the residential system, which is installed inside the house. There are a variety of models, available in commercial HVAC systems that serve different needs of commercial buildings. More advanced designs are available that can cut down the power usage. Zoned commercial HVAC systems can efficiently monitor and maintain the cooling and the heating to each individual zone of a building or place of residence. Commercial HVAC is a single rooftop air conditioning unit, and so it is simple to maintain and repair when compared with residential HVAC. Commercial HVAC systems have multiple thermostats that will help to maintain temperatures in any location of the building.

4. Cost of maintenance

Both have a unique mechanism and hence require a separate specialist technician to handle. For Commercial AC, the maintenance is harder as it needs a highly skilled and experienced technical person. So the cost of maintenance is much costlier than a residential HVAC system. But in the long run, the cost of maintenance for commercial HVAC systems is lesser and more cost-effective when compared to residential HVAC systems.

5. Usage

Commercial HVAC units have a  long-lasting temperature effect when compared to residential HVAC systems. Plus, commercial HVAC systems are used for longer periods than residential HVAC systems. Generally, residential HVAC systems are used less as we tend to spend most of our time at our workplace than at our home.