Action Cooling & Heating Explains the Key Differences between Commercial and Residential HVACs

Action Cooling & Heating Are you one of those people who are constantly cold in the office? Or maybe you’re on the other side of the thermostat where you’re constantly hot. It seems that no matter what setting the office thermostat is on, there is always a losing side. While this may seem annoying, there are a few good reasons why your office’s HVAC unit may seem a little more forceful or inconsistent than your HVAC unit at home.

To the untrained professional, all HVACs are made alike. However, this is untrue. While there are similarities between residential and commercial HVAC units, it’s worth noting their key differences as well. Here, Action Cooling & Heating of Fort Meyers, Florida explains 3 key differences between the two HVAC systems.

Location
Have you ever seen your company’s HVAC unit? Chances are you probably haven’t. Where your home’s HVAC unit is typically located on the side of the house or in your backyard, commercial HVAC units are commonly placed in swamp coolers or on the roof of the building. HVAC units are placed in these areas for two main reasons. One of which is to limit the amount of noise pollution that occurs on the ground. The other is to make it easier to service the unit without disrupting the day-to-day operations of the business.

Size
When compared to residential HVAC units, commercial HVAC units are considerably larger. This is obviously due to the fact that commercial HVAC systems need to heat/cool larger areas. The larger size to heat a larger space means that the commercial unit draws a significant increase in power than that of its residential counterpart.

Difficulty
The structure of the HVAC unit also varies between residential and commercial needs. Even though both systems adapt to amount of people within a home, commercial systems have to achieve this on a much larger scale. Residences never drastically vary day to day on the amount of people inside of the home. On the other hand, in a commercial setting, you have to account for workers, customers, and if the company sells or manufacturers goods onsite.

Some other differences include maintenance costs, drainage, and the overall mechanics of the unit. Ultimately, HVAC units, both commercial and residential serve the same purpose. There are just a few key differences in their mechanics and installation that optimizes them for each location. For more information on HVAC maintenance and installation for homes and businesses, be sure to contact Action Cooling & Heating in Fort Meyers, Florida.