When it comes to the right HVAC system for your office building, you want to know what your options are and how to determine which commercial system is best for you. As a commercial property owner you undoubtedly know how important it is to have a reliable HVAC system that keeps your space adequately heated in the winter and cooled during the summer, while also maintaining optimum humidity levels. Additionally, you want an energy-efficient HVAC system that doesn’t result in costly utility bills each month. 

In this article we’ll discuss some of the most common types of HVAC systems for the office, and if you have any questions please contact our team. We’re happy to help.

Packaged Systems

A packaged HVAC system is an all-in-one unit that contains the fan coil, condenser, and evaporator. You’ll most often find packaged systems in places like hotel rooms, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and condos, because these are places where the residents need to be able to control their air quality and temperature. 

Depending on the type of office building you have, a packaged system may or may not be a good fit. For jobs that require strict temperature control atmospheres, like research facilities or laboratories, packaged systems allow occupants to ensure their spaces are kept at an exact temperature at all times. 

Split Systems

Split systems are hooked up to your building’s existing ductwork, similar to in a residential building. They contain both indoor and outdoor units, meaning they take up considerably more space than other types of HVAC systems. 

Split systems are a great choice for smaller office buildings and stores. The heating and cooling are controlled via thermostat, so if maintaining the same temperature throughout your space is what you need, this might be a good choice for you. If you need different areas of your office to be controlled by various thermostats, this means you’ll need to install more than one HVAC unit, taking up more space around your building. 

Rooftop Systems

Rooftop systems are compact, all-in-one units that are made up of the evaporator, blower, condenser, and compressor. They’re usually installed on buildings that are 10 stories or fewer with a flat roof, and they’re protected by weather resistant housing that protects them from rain, snow, wind, and sun. 

Rooftop units (RTUs) are affordable, easy to install, quiet, don’t take up space in or around your building, and are generally very secure on your rooftop. They’re also convenient because they come fully assembled and there’s no need to connect different components throughout your building. Newer models are more energy efficient than older models which often require more upkeep. 

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to commercial HVAC systems, our team at Tri-Tech Energy is happy to assess your building and give you our professional recommendations. We know that as a commercial property owner you have so many different things to worry about on a daily basis, so choosing the optimal HVAC system means you can sit back and let it work, while focusing your attention on other important matters. No one wants to deal with an HVAC system that is constantly malfunctioning or breaking down, or one that doesn’t properly heat or cool their office. 

For more information about the different types of office HVAC systems, or if you would like more information, please contact our team at Tri-Tech Energy today. Discover why so many people choose us as their trusted commercial HVAC installer. We look forward to hearing from you.