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.

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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.

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