3 Reasons Why Are Rooftop Units Used in Commercial HVAC Systems
Commercial HVAC systems differ from residential systems in a number of ways. In most cases they need to cool larger spaces, and many have specific cooling needs that must be met for your business to function (for example, keeping computer systems from overheating). Those needs require specialized care and attention, which is why you should always use an installation and repair service with experience in commercial systems.
We often recommend the use of rooftop commercial HVAC systems, which consist of multiple modular units placed atop your business space. It may seem like a fool’s errand – exposing the HVAC units to our blazing hot summers and freezing cold winters – but commercial units are designed to handle such issues easily. And in exchange, this placement offers a number of tangible benefits.
The last thing your business needs is a repair technician trampling through your workspace to handle a heating or air conditioning problem. Rooftop units eliminate that concern. The technician can reach them and work on them without interrupting your business, allowing you to continue to move forward while taking care of your AC or heating issue at the same time. Rooftop access also means that you can move new units or other heavy equipment in and out, again without moving through the business space itself.
Addition and Subtraction
One of the biggest benefits of a modular unit is that it allows you to increase or decrease your heating and cooling power (either to address a changing need for an existing business, or to accommodate the needs of a new business taking up residence in the space). You simply install a new modular unit onto the existing system, or remove one as needed. The roof is the ideal spot to do this, not only because it’s easier to add and subtract units without having to move through the business space itself, but also because the rooftop gives you space to expand your system. This way you can have as many units as you want, which would be tricky inside the building (where space is often at much more of a premium).
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Better Use of Space
Speaking of space, any office or business locale needs to make expedient use of the existing space, in order to cover storage space, workstations, showrooms and even parking for employees and customers alike. A heating and air conditioning system inside your place of business means using up some of that space unnecessarily in order to accommodate the system. The roof lets you set up the system in an unused space that you couldn’t use for anything else. This allows you to store more materials, expand a showroom, give your staff more space to work, or add a couple of parking spots to help workers and customers come and go with more ease.