Four Major Differences Between Commercial and Residential HVAC Systems

Many of the HVAC contractors are highly trained professionals in commercial and residential HVAC systems. While these systems have many similarities but there are also certain differences that you should know. Here are the four major differences between Commercial and Residential HVAC systems are followings.

  • Commercial systems are more powerful – As you may know that the commercial spaces are much larger than residential space and often serve a larger number of people. Commercial HVAC units are large in size and properly sized to account for the customers and employees during peak hours. It should be properly sized by the experienced HVAC contractor or professional with their technical skills. On the other hand, residential HVAC systems are smaller in size and it has also a limited heating and cooling capacity. Correct sizing of the residential system is also important because to keep comfortable your room.

  • The second difference is that the commercial systems are generally housed on the roof of the commercial building but residential systems are placed behind the house but this arrangement is impractical for the commercial HVAC systems. So the location also makes a big difference between them.

  • Commercial units are packaged while on the other hand residential units are split.

  • Residential systems are standalone but the commercial HVAC systems are modular.

Views: 20

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros Forum to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros Forum

Comment by Franco Oyuela on May 30, 2018 at 10:59am

Great article about Commercial and Residential HVAC Systems

One of the biggest challenges at any business that has fluctuating occupancy is maintaining a comfortable temperature. If you keep your main heating system to the level you need to keep certain areas comfortable, many others can become too warm.

Mini-Split Systems offer flexible, easily installed cooling and heating for a variety of commercial applications when new ductwork isn’t convenient or even possible. Energy efficient operation and an extensive product portfolio make these Mini-Split Systems a perfect fit for any environment.

Latest Activity

Rob Madden posted a discussion

E&O Insurance

Any recommendations for a good E&O and general liability insurance carrier for energy…See More
3 hours ago
John Redmond added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

Flir I7 Infrared Camera (Barely Used)

I have been away from this site for a while, so my apologies if this is supposed to be posted…See More
6 hours ago
John Redmond joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
6 hours ago
Hannah Wood liked Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion Application Period for 2018 Energy Auditor (EA) and Quality Control Inspector (QCI) Pilots Now Open
8 hours ago
Quinn Korzeniecki posted a discussion

Application Period for 2018 Energy Auditor (EA) and Quality Control Inspector (QCI) Pilots Now Open

We need you!Applications are now being accepted to participate in the 2018 Energy Auditor (EA) and…See More
8 hours ago
Quinn Korzeniecki added a discussion to the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
Thumbnail

Application Period for 2018 Energy Auditor (EA) and Quality Control Inspector (QCI) Pilots Now Open

We need you!Applications are now being accepted to participate in the 2018 Energy Auditor (EA) and…See More
8 hours ago
David Butler replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"Easy... insulate the attic ceiling. I'm not sure how much good it would do to air seal a…"
8 hours ago
Chris Bellanca posted a discussion

Overheating garage

Hi all, I'm looking for potential solutions to a problem at a client's house.  The south facing 2…See More
10 hours ago
Landon added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

Brand new retrotec blower door system $3000

Hi, I’ve got a brand new blower door system from retrotec that I got 2 months ago, and never got…See More
10 hours ago
John Redmond posted discussions
11 hours ago
David Holtzclaw replied to David Holtzclaw's discussion GSHP for domestic hot water
"Thanks John & Bill. Bill your experience is one reason why I wanted a larger heat pump with…"
13 hours ago
John White posted photos
22 hours ago
Diane Chojnowski posted events
yesterday
Rob commented on Bob Krell's group Healthy Indoors (IAQ)
"Hello, Has anyone tried custom filtering of window AC units? Specifically concerned with…"
yesterday
Michael Dunseith's 2 photos were featured
yesterday
Franco Oyuela commented on Perry Ning's blog post Warnings About Portable Air Conditioners
"Here are the top five benefits of owning a portable air conditioner: 1. Low Price – All…"
yesterday
Daniel Baur-McGuire commented on Kurt Shafer's status
"Whole house fans are a scam if you use air conditioning. Seriously "
Tuesday
Daniel Baur-McGuire commented on Michael Dunseith's photo
Thumbnail

NYC DEPT OF BUILDINGS TR8 ENVELOPE TESTING

"Looks fun. How did you connect all the fans together or did you adjust the flows manually? The…"
Tuesday
Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Bob Reuther's discussion log home roof insulation
"I would look to stop air from penetrating the ceiling. I would guess hot air is able to rise…"
Tuesday
Jay Lillien posted a blog post

How Changing Temps Affect Your Home’s Windows

In Colorado, there’s a time-honored saying:“If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes……See More
Tuesday

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Home Performance Coalition (HPC)   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service