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CommercialHVAC systems play an important role in the maintenance of a building. Whether you own a residential or office building or even a mixed-use building, keeping a building cool in the summer and warm in the winter without breaking the bank is just as important to your tenants’ comfort. To meet these two goals, it’s necessary to understand how commercial HVAC systems truly work. 

What are the structural components that make a commercial HVAC system run smoothly?

Several interconnected systems make it possible for commercial HVAC systems to run easily–especially in large buildings. These componentsinclude:

  • Heat Pumps which remove heat from air and/or water for the purposes of heating.
  • Roof top units channel conditioned air into apartments or office spaces in a building. They are usually found on the roof of a building or the ground.
  • Chillers create cool water which is then distributed to piping systems and then air cooling coils.
  • Heaters such as hot air furnaces that heat the air and radiant heaters that heat objects through invisible infrared radiation.

How do Commercial HVAC systems manage temperatures inside of units?

A commercial HVAC system is quite complex. HVAC systems manage temperatures inside of units by using specific elements that will enhance its overall performance.

While some HVAC systems use chillers, others use gas air conditioners, electric heat pumps or even a traditional air conditioner.

Transferring hot or cold air throughout a building is also determined by the use of ducted air, or other water systems.

Finally, there has to be a ventilation system in place so that air can flow freely throughout the space.

How does a commercial HVAC system manage energy?

A properly working HVAC system is important to keeping tenants in a residential or office building comfortable. However, it’s also important that the system is working in an efficient manner so that building owners are able to save money. That’s why choosing the right type of commercial HVAC system is essential.

An estimated 40 percent of a buildings energy is used through an HVAC system. By choosing the appropriate heating and cooling units, facility managers will be able to save money.

Closing Thoughts

Commercial HVAC systems need to meet two important goals for property managers and landlords: save money and keep tenants happy. When choosing a commercial HVAC system, it’s important to consider the space you need to be left warm and cool. It’s alsonecessaryto find cost-effective, energy-saving methods of running an HVAC system.

But most importantly, you have to keep your commercial HVAC system clean so that it operates efficiently.  IMC has extensive experience in providing complete air conveyance system cleaning at small and large facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Give us a call with any questions you may have about your HVAC system we’re here to help.