In many ways, a commercial HVAC system is more important than an HVAC system in a home. Many of us spend our workdays in an office, retail store, or school, all of which need an AC that functions at its best to fend off the heat of the long summers. If you own a business or manage an office space in the area, you need to understand not only the importance of your commercial HVAC system, but the right service to call when it runs into trouble.
What’s Different about Commercial HVAC Units?
The differences between commercial HVAC units and residential systems is more than just the need to heat and cool a larger space. Many office building have multiple stories, for instance. Heat rises, which means that cool air to the upper stories needs to account for that rise in heat.
Furthermore, many businesses have specific cooling needs that a commercial HVAC system needs to account for. Products may need to be stored at a specific temperature, for example, while computer systems need to be kept cool or else run the risk of overheating. All of that can change in a moment if an old business leaves and a new one comes in, which is why many commercial heating and cooling systems rely on modular units that can be added and subtracted easily.
All of which goes to say that the right commercial HVAC service requires some specific skills and might not make a good fit for your business if that company focuses largely on residential systems.
What to Look for in a Commercial System
Besides the fact that they offer commercial services, what qualities should you look for when seeking repairs or installation for your commercial system? Ultimately, the choice is up to you, and everyone’s circumstances are different. Generally speaking, however, there are three good signs you should look for when seeking a commercial HVAC system.
- 24-Hour Services. In business, even a loss of a few hours’ time can be devastating. A malfunctioning HVAC system can damage key products, send customers away, and force your employees to either work in bad conditions or go home. A good service can work after hours, to make sure your system is ready to go in the morning and that no time goes to waste.
- A Maintenance Program. Any decent company any can repair a problem when it comes along, but the great ones believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. Regular maintenance–ideally performed every spring and fall–can stop a lot of problems before they start and save you a great deal of money in the process.
- Duct Cleaning. Most commercial HVAC systems rely on a series of ducts to move the air, and when those ducts run into trouble, it can affect the system. Look for a company that specifically advertises duct cleaning and similar services.
We offer all of these HVAC features to commercial space owners and managers in the Spring, TX area. Call on the friendly pros at Vanderford Air, Inc.