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How Big Should My Commercial HVAC Unit Be?


There are several factors to consider when it comes to deciding between commercial services HVAC systems. Here are some ways to determine what size your commercial HVAC unit should be to best serve the needs of your business.

What Size Is the Commercial Space that Needs HVAC Services?

The size of your commercial HVAC system will depend on the size of the building. Typically, the bigger the building, the larger the unit. Size will also determine how much thermal energy your unit will put out. BTUs (British Thermal Units) measure the output of thermal energy, and commercial HVAC units have ratings in “tons.” A commercial unit rated one ton will produce 12,000 BTUs.

It is also important to consider zoning. Controlling the temperatures in various sections of your commercial space will ensure the comfort of your employees as well as make your energy consumption more efficient. The more control you have over each zone, the more efficient your HVAC system will be.

Deciding Between a Rooftop Package Unit and a Split System Commercial HVAC Service

When deciding what type of commercial HVAC system is best for your space, it is important to consider where you want the unit located.

Rooftop package units have one main condenser unit located on top of your building. This keeps the unit out of your workspace and prevents the noise from disrupting business operations. Rooftop package units are ideal for larger commercial spaces but do not work well for buildings with multiple stories.

Commercial split systems have an indoor unit and an outdoor condenser typically located on the side of the building. The split systems are ideal for smaller commercial spaces or multi-unit buildings.

Getting the Right HVAC System for Your Commercial Service

Here at Jerry's Air Conditioning and Heating, we have rooftop package units up to 100 tons and commercial split systems up to 60 tons. The right HVAC system will depend on the specifics of your commercial space. We look forward to discussing your HVAC commercial services needs and finding the right fit for your business.

Are you looking to add HVAC commercial services to your business space? Contact one of our commercial HVAC experts at Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating today.

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