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5 Things to Consider Before Installing a Commercial HVAC Unit

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It’s not ideal to have an old HVAC system if you own a company in the Tampa area, FL. However, if your HVAC system breaks suddenly and cannot be repaired, you will need to replace it to keep business moving along. Commercial AC unit installation can be complex, so here are the top 5 things to consider when installing a new HVAC system in Tampa. 

1. What is the total size of the structure?

Commercial buildings may use a significant amount of energy to fulfill their HVAC needs. To avoid short cycling and energy waste; you’ll need a properly sized HVAC system installed. You may need multiple heating and cooling units for large structures with many different areas or different needs. As one of Tampa’s reputable HVAC contractors we can help you determine the precise number of units and the appropriate size of them for your facility. We do load calculations and determine exactly what your building will need during the HVAC design process to ensure years of heating and cooling that is as cost-effective as possible.

2. What Kind of HVAC System Do You Need for Your Business?

Remember that commercial HVAC systems come in various types, so you must choose the most acceptable option for your business depending on its surroundings and uses. We can help with that! Variable refrigerant flow (VRF), single split system, multi-split, and variable air volume (VAV) are some of most common cooling and heating system options. Due to the complex nature of HVAC design in Tampa, we help our customers determine what will best fit their needs and their budget during the HVAC design phase.

3. What is the location of your HVAC system?

The placement of your company’s HVAC system might have an impact on its performance as well. Easily accessible HVAC placement helps improve maintenance intervals, overall cost of maintenance, etc. For instance, a large rooftop mounted HVAC system may require cranes, downtime, and more if heavy parts are required to maintain the unit. HVAC systems that are located on the ground and more easily accessible would not have those issues.

4. Should the HVAC unit be large or small?

Your commercial HVAC system should be the right size for your area, neither too small nor too large. However, keep in mind that the size we’re talking about isn’t the unit’s actual size but its total capacity for your building’s heating and cooling needs. This is necessary to get the most out of your air conditioning and heating system. Buying the “biggest unit you can get” to make your office “colder” is not how HVAC systems work. HVAC systems must be properly sized to work properly.

5. Is the HVAC System Efficient?

When choosing a new commercial heating and cooling units, high-efficiency HVAC systems should be your first option. Look for the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor), Energy Star badge, AFUE (Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency), and the EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio). These are all different ratings that can help you decide what HVAC system to go with. The most commonly looked at rating is the SEER rating on the unit.

Commercial AC Unit Installation in Tampa, FL

Your HVAC system should fit your commercial area and be appropriately sized for your company. As one of Tampa’s premier commercial HVAC contractors, contact us for experienced HVAC installation and design services today! We can work with you to design the best HVAC plan for your home or business.

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