What to Know Before Installing a New HVAC for Your Business

What to Know Before Installing a New HVAC for Your Business
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    Your HVAC system can play a big role in your business.

    Whether you have an office or a warehouse, you will want to make sure that you have the right HVAC system and that it is installed and service properly.


Here is everything you should know before you install an HVAC system for your business.

Your Heating and Cooling Needs

The first thing that you should know is your exact HVAC needs. One of the factors that you should consider is the year-round weather in your area. If your area experiences hot summers and harsh winters, then your HVAC bill will be affected. You also want to consider certain HVAC systems if you live in certain parts of the country.

Other factors to consider are what you are trying to keep cool or warm. If you are dealing mainly with office personnel, then you will want to make sure that the office space remains at a consistent, comfortable temperature.

If you operate machinery, then you will want to keep the temperature lower to prevent the machines and system from overheating. Conduct a full audit to see exactly what your HVAC needs are before installing a system.

What Type of HVAC System Should You Use?

There are a number of HVAC commercial systems available.

Some of the different types of commercial HVAC systems include Variable Air Volume (VAV), Constant Air Volume (CAV), Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), Chilled beams, Heat Pumps, Fan Coils (FCU), Blower Coils (BCU), Unit Ventilators (UV) and Geothermal.

Each of these systems has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. It will be a good idea to get as familiar we possible with these different systems before making a final decision on which HVAC system is ideal for your business.

The Lifespan of Your HVAC System

You will also want to know the lifespan of the system. Typically, the average commercial HVAC system will last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. However, the exact time frame can change due to several factors – the size of the system and the size of the building. You will want to make sure that you are getting the most lifespan from your system before installation.

The Running Cost of Your HVAC System

You are probably familiar with the cost of buying and installing an HVAC commercial system. However, the biggest expense in your business will be the running monthly cost of your HVAC system.

You will want to make sure that you know how much it will cost to heat and cool your commercial space. Be sure to account for the rising and falling cost throughout the year. This will allow you to better budget for the heating and the cooling of your business.

If possible, see how much comparable businesses are paying for their HVAC services. This will give you a better idea of how much you will have to spend.

Who Will Service Your HVAC System?

It is important to know how will service your HVAC system once it is installed. Proper maintenance will prevent breakdowns or inefficiencies in your system. You should hire a licensed and professional HVAC team to check on all aspects of the system every six months.

That includes performing inspections of the components of the unit and performing the proper maintenance. It is a good idea to maintain the same team of HVAC techs on your system since they will know what to look for with each maintenance visit.

To find a top maintenance team, perform an internet search of the type of HVAC system you use along with the geographic area. For instance, doing a search for "Commercial boiler maintenance Lehigh Valley" will give you a top list of commercial HVAC pros, for that system, in a given geographic area.

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How Long the Installation Will Take

Depending on the size of your commercial building, it can take as little as one afternoon or as much as several weeks to install your commercial HVAC system. The installation team should be able to give you a pretty accurate estimate of the installation time. Make sure the installation team accounts for any changes in weather to give you a more accurate time frame.

Getting the Right HVAC System for Your Business

Having the right information on your HVAC system installation will make you better prepared. You should know all the costs of installation, service, maintenance, and usage. Also, make sure you have a top team to install and service your system. With the right planning, your HVAC installation will get completed on time and on budget.

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