Commercial HVAC Options for Businesses
Technology has evolved so that heating and cooling doesn’t have to always be traditional baseboards with a boiler. There are many energy-efficient options to choose from that will offer more temperature control and savings on your businesses heating and cooling costs.
Geothermal HVAC works by capturing the heat stored underground and using this energy to heat the air released into your building. Specifically, water pumps carry water underground and underneath your building in order to absorb the heat found there. The water transports this energy through pipes and then above ground. Once there, the energy is concentrated and heated air is blown into your building.
Geothermal heating is a very efficient and environmentally friendly option for heating your building. During the winter, when the outdoor temperature is cooler, the temperature underground is warmer. As opposed to traditional heating units, geothermal heating utilizes the abundance of heat energy that is stored underground and beneath buildings. Compared to gas furnaces and other traditional heating options, geothermal heating can cost a lot more to install, but the additional costs are returned to you in energy savings over time.
Ductless heating, as its name suggests, is an option for heating your building that doesn’t include ducts to transport heated air. The average building loses a significant amount of energy from its air ducts. Used similarly to window HVAC units, ductless systems are mounted on the wall and bring in air from outside. The air from the outdoor compressor comes in through a very small hole in the wall and goes through the indoor system. This system differs from a traditional window HVAC unit because ductless systems require only a small hole to be drilled into the wall, as opposed to a window or larger opening; this significantly decreases the amount of air that leaks from the system, and makes them easy to add to existing buildings and structures.
Ductless heaters are also able to speed up or slow down based upon the needs of the system, whereas traditional compressors have to completely turn on and off. This makes ductless systems more efficient than their traditional counterparts.
Spilt heating systems include an indoor and an outdoor component. The outdoor component includes a compressor and condenser; the indoor component includes a fan, cooling coil, and a heating section. When using a split system to heat your building, the outdoor component condenses the air, sends it through a refrigerated tube to the indoor section, which then heats and releases the air to your building. Split systems also contain components that ensure the quality of the air that is released into your building.
Split systems are often paired with solar units. The solar units capture energy from the sun which is used to power the split system. By pairing the solar units with the heating system, the electric bill, due to heating and cooling costs, is significantly decreased.
Multi Zone HVAC
Zone heating and cooling works by dividing your building into different sectors, each controlled by independent thermostats. In other words, every section is able to have a different temperature. This is achieved by utilizing electronically controlled dampers. Dampers control the amount of cooled or heated air that is allowed to flow through the ducts. This allows you to control the temperature and air flow in each section of the building, independent from one and another.
Multi-zone heating and cooling allow for every room and floor to have separate temperature controls; this is specifically helpful when dealing with larger buildings that have many different rooms or offices. Additionally, zone heating allows for location-specific temperature. For example, heat rises, meaning that a top floor would be warmer than a bottom floor. With multi-zone heating, you are able to set each floor to heat differently, allowing for a consistent temperature throughout the building.
At Jersey HVAC Pros, we care about your business and reputation as much as you do, and our industry-leading, 5-Star Seal of Approval technicians will guide you to the right system for your specific needs, install, repair, and maintain all of your commercial HVAC needs with their top-notch training. Our team members have more than five years on-the-job training and formal classroom education, so you will know that you are in good hands when they show up, on time, at your door. If you would like to learn more about your commercial HVAC options, or are ready to begin, contact your local Jersey HVAC Pros member.