Commercial Furnace Replacement
Own a business long enough and chances are the time will come for a new heating system in your store, strip mall, factory, or rental property. Or perhaps you are in the process of adding a new building and need to know which HVAC system is best for you. Climate Control Company has a long history of providing Western Slope companies with top of the line HVAC systems to keep your employees and/or customers safe and comfortable with a commercial furnace replacement.
Explaining your options
There are several heating options available for businesses in Glenwood Springs, Aspen, and Vail, CO. Each has advantages and some limitations. Here are some of the most common choices:
These systems use a boiler to heat water which is then circulated through the building. The most common form today is in floor radiant heat which means the water flows through plastic tubing installed under the floor.
Forced air furnaces
These usually burn natural gas, propane, or fuel oil to warm air in the furnace. A blower then forces the conditioned air through a series of ducts to warm the entire structure. This is the most common form of central heating.
Air source heat pumps
These squeeze heat out of the outside air and transfer it into a building. This is also a form of forced air heating.
Ground source (geothermal) heat pumps
This is an extremely efficient form of heat because it takes advantage of the relatively constant temperature just a few feet underground. Although more expensive to install, geothermal systems will save money in the long run.
Mini-split heat pumps
This is the same technology used by air source heat pumps but most of the time these are ductless systems. Four or more indoor air handlers are connected to a single outdoor compressor. The handlers, or head units as we call them, deliver the heated air directly to a specific room or area.
Climate Control will explain the many important factors about each system. Once you have the information it’s up to you to determine what is best for your commercial property.
Don’t forget about the “who” factor
Whatever choice you make here is something important to remember: Any heating system is just a box. What we mean by that is many different brands often use the exact same components. The effectiveness of any heating system is really determined by what happens after the furnace, heat pump, or boiler is taken out of the box. It’s why Climate Control believes installation day is THE MOST IMPORTANT day in the life of any heating system. Our staff has a history of executing large commercial installations across the Western Slope.
The bottom line
Whatever line of business you are in, comfort is important. Workers in an office building will be more productive if they are comfortable. Shoppers aren’t going to spend their money in your business if they are shivering against the cold. This is why things like furnaces, heat pumps, and mini splits are important choices for you to make. Call Climate Control Company to learn what’s best for you and your business.