Scooter vs motorcycle
Private plane vs commercial airliner
Flip phone vs smartphone
So, what’s the point of these comparisons? In each case the two devices are designed to do the same thing, but one of them is much more complicated and sophisticated which allows them to accomplish a task faster and more efficiently. In a nutshell, that’s the difference between commercial heating and cooling and residential HVAC systems.
Many factors need to be considered
Climate Control Company is often asked, “What’s the best system for my Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO business or commercial building?” There can be no definitive answer until several factors are considered. These are a few of the most important ones:
- Overall size of structure
- Square footage that is climate controlled
- Building construction
- Type & level of insulation
- Best way to achieve maximum efficiency
Studies show HVAC systems can account for more than 40% of a building’s energy consumption. It’s why the above factors are so important. Whether it’s forced air, radiant heating, solar, or some combination, those important factors, along with other design elements determine correct sizing to get the most efficient heating and cooling for the amount of energy consumed.
Unique challenges of commercial heating & cooling
Temperature control and maintaining good air quality are more difficult in large industrial buildings, skyscrapers, hospitals, and hotels when compared to most residential applications. You are dealing with a much larger volume of air and little natural ventilation, i.e., windows you can open. This makes proper commercial HVAC installations a matter of safety as well as comfort. Ventilation is needed to replenish oxygen and remove carbon dioxide, smoke, odors, bacteria, and other harmful elements.
There are always trade offs
The most basic decision when choosing a system for commercial heating and cooling is standard or high efficiency. A standard system will cost less upfront but will cost more to operate and may have a shorter lifespan. A high-efficiency HVAC system usually requires less maintenance and lasts longer.
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