How Do Commercial HVAC Systems Differ from Residential Systems?
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Below are three key differences between commercial and residential systems:
1. Size: Commercial HVAC units are usually much larger than a residential unit because they are designed to serve large buildings and a significant amount of people, which requires a more complex, larger system.
2. Location: While residential units are typically found outside and beside the home, commercial systems are positioned on the roof. There are many reasons for this placement—it removes sound pollution from the often noisy units, frees up valuable workspace, allows for easier access to maintenance and repairs that won’t interfere with daily workflow, and keeps the system safe from vandalism.
3. Packaged or Split: In a split system unit there are two separate cabinets, an outdoor cabinet and an indoor cabinet. The outdoor cabinet houses the condenser, condenser fan, and compressor, while the indoor unit houses the other components including the blower, evaporator, and drainage. A packaged system has all these components contained in a single cabinet.
If you would like to know more about the differences between commercial and residential HVAC systems, contact the commercial services experts at Certified Electric, Inc. today.