Proper maintenance of your commercial HVAC system can make it last longer and operate more efficiently. But the time will come when you’ll want to look into upgrading it. Heating, cooling and ventilation systems have changed a lot in the past 20 to 30 years. Here are six commercial HVAC upgrades to consider for your property in Fayetteville, NC:
Reasons to Upgrade
An aging HVAC system is one of the top reasons to consider an upgrade. Older HVAC systems become less efficient, and repalcement components become harder to find. You won’t need to worry about frequent repairs, and heating and cooling will cost less due to the new system’s greater efficiency.
Your old HVAC system may run on R-22 refrigerant, The EPA mandated phasing it out in 2020, causing the cost of R-22 to increase and giving you the option to either convert to another refrigerant or invest in a complete system upgrade.
According to the EPA, Americans spend around 90% of their time indoors, whether at work, at school, socializing, shopping or at home. While you hear a lot more about outdoor air pollution, indoor air quality is often just as bad if not worse. Studies show that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor levels.
This makes investing in an air purification system an excellent choice for a commercial structure. Cleaner air promotes focus and productivity and reduces pollutants that make people sick. An air purifier eliminates unpleasant odors, reduces the chance of airborne illnesses and removes pollutants from outside.
A ductless HVAC system efficiently provides comfort to those who occupy your commercial space, no matter the size. You won’t have to worry about scheduling appointments for duct cleaning.
Each area the ductless system covers can have its own temperature. One room can be 80 degrees while another can be 75 degrees.
Energy Recovery Ventilator
Ventilation is an important aspect of any enclosed space. With newer construction, facilities are more tightly built and better sealed. While this helps with climate control, it also means that the space doesn’t “breathe.”
A ventilator allows fresh air from outside to circulate and replace stale indoor air before going back outside. An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) uses the heat and moisture from the outgoing air to heat and moisturize the incoming air. This helps the commercial space to retain heat and reduces the cost of heating in the colder months.
More residential and commercial spaces are becoming greener, which includes their HVAC systems. As one of the most environmentally friendly HVAC systems, geothermal heating and cooling is quickly becoming a popular option.
To power heat transfer, the geothermal system depends on water in pipes to transfer heat. It only needs electricity to power a few components. Combined with solar panels, a geothermal HVAC system is hard to beat for savings when it comes to utility bills.
Every commercial HVAC system has a filter or two that captures dust, pollen and other particles that pass through it. These filters prevent them from entering the enclosed space. Every once in a while, these filters become dirty and clogged. As a result, they cause your system to work harder to provide the same comfort level. Not only that, but a dirty and clogged filter also wears down the components in your HVAC system and negatively impacts indoor air quality. Change your HVAC filter every month.
Smart thermostats aren’t just for houses; they’re for commercial spaces, too. Smart thermostats track humidity levels and sense the brightness of the sun. The system will even adjust for direct sunlight and use passive heating from the sun to help heat a space in winter and provide cooler air during the hot summer months.
Don’t wait until your commercial HVAC system wears out completely. Contact our team at Bass Air Conditioning Company this spring to take advantage of commercial HVAC upgrades and our preventive maintenance plans.
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