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Heating and cooling systems are essential for residential properties, but they’re also in virtually every business, office, and retail store. This is because heating and cooling a commercial property is just as important as a residential one. The people inside need to be warmed during the winter and there has to be air conditioning in the summer. Thankfully, these systems are typically installed by businesses that specialize in HVAC systems. However, far too many people approach it with the same mindset as a residential HVAC system.

So in this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the major differences between commercial and residential HVAC systems, then explain what you should be looking for when you’re striking a deal to install a commercial HVAC system or if you just want to maintain your existing one.

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The complexity of a commercial HVAC system

A commercial HVAC system is often a lot more complex and larger than a typical residential one. This makes it more challenging to install it, but it can also be difficult to diagnose problems and repair issues. For instance, an HVAC system could lead from your store all the way to a different building, or it might connect with the HVAC system of a neighboring retail store. These kinds of systems can be hard to figure out, especially if they were installed in the past. As such, it can take more time and effort to diagnose these problems.

HVAC systems might integrate with other utilities that require maintenance

It’s not uncommon for a commercial HVAC system to integrate with other systems in your building. For example, it could be connected to the electrical system, lighting equipment, or even security hardware. As a result, diagnosing and fixing those problems can be tricky because it demands a lot of time and effort. It’s usually best to get someone that already knows the layout of your commercial property, and there are cases where contractors will be given blueprints in order to navigate a building so they can locate potentially problematic areas.

Finding the right service to help you maintain your commercial HVAC system

There are a few things to look for when searching for a company to help you maintain your commercial HVAC system.

  • Look for companies that are local. Find a company that may have experience with the HVAC systems in the buildings around you.
  • Always look for certifications. Ensure that the HVAC service provider is certified and licensed to perform HVAC work.
  • Make sure the equipment that they use is up-to-date and capable of handling your needs.
  • Get price quotes from various commercial HVAC service providers and compare them before you decide to go with one.
  • Lastly, make sure you ask for references from neighboring businesses, or ask for a recommendation from your building manager.

Having a proper heating and cooling system can add value to your business. It keeps your customers comfortable throughout the year, and it could even help you control your stock if temperature is a factor.