As South Florida welcomes the fall season, air conditioners in local businesses are catching a break. Broward County’s sweltering summers require near-constant AC use.
While falls and winters never get as chilly in Florida as they do in the rest of the country, residents of the Sunshine State are happy to get a minor respite from the hot summer and use their AC systems less.
Because of the lower demand, AC replacement services like Abraham AC & Heating Services have a little more inventory on their hands in the fall. That gives us a greater incentive to offer commercial HVAC installation for a great deal your business couldn’t get in the middle of summer.
Businesses depend on their AC service all year round. Not only does an operational AC unit keep employees and customers comfortable, but it also keeps equipment and inventory protected from humidity damage. With Broward County always susceptible to humid conditions, a commercial AC system is a year-round necessity.
That’s why Abraham AC & Heating Services encourages local businesses to consider getting AC replacement from our qualified HVAC technicians — especially now when they can get it at low seasonal rates.
Most Broward County residents have central air in their homes. Commercial AC installation generally works the same way as residential units, but it is an altogether different beast in many ways.
Most commercial spaces are a great deal bigger than private homes. With more square footage to cover, commercial AC service requires more power during daily use. Commercial power profiles include factors that don’t typically matter in residential homes, including daily foot traffic, peak usage, and different efficiency models.
Since a commercial AC unit covers more area and uses more power, it’s usually much bigger than a residential unit. That makes it harder to house inside the business, where floor and storage space is needed for inventory and equipment.
Many commercial AC units are installed on rooftops. This arrangement not only frees up more floor space, but it’s also more secure, more accessible for maintenance, and less noisy for customers and employees.
Commercial businesses have more specialized needs from their AC systems. Besides the basic components that keep the area comfortably cool or warm, a commercial AC installation also includes functions to control or restrict conditioned air in different parts of the business — for example, the kitchen area in a restaurant has different AC needs than the eating area.
Commercial AC systems also must conform to the building and the service the business provides. In many cases, they also have to deploy strategies to handle exhaust, something most private homes never have to deal with.
Residential AC systems are, generally speaking, immovable and unmodifiable. They’re split systems, with one unit indoors and another outdoors, and homeowners cannot easily customize them.
Commercial AC systems, however, need to be adaptable to changing or expanding businesses. Therefore, all components in a commercial AC system need to be placed in the same general area for easier maintenance.
On top of that, a commercial AC installation uses more different equipment than a relatively simple residential unit. Multiple thermostats and blowers must be installed to control AC in all of the various rooms in the building at different times of the day.
Because of its size and the power it consumes, a commercial AC system has a more complicated system for handling drainage. A commercial HVAC technician usually has to install many more pipes and pans, and components that limit system overflow. All these additional parts require their own space as well.
All of the above characteristics of a commercial AC system — size, power, complexity, and equipment — naturally demand more attention and upkeep. Commercial AC requires more frequent maintenance and HVAC inspection than a residential AC installation that only needs one or two annual visits.
Abraham AC & Heating Services handles both commercial and residential HVAC installation. Our technicians are experts in all of the unique details of both.
Every business has different setups and HVAC needs, but a typical commercial HVAC installation process follows the same basic framework. You and your contractor will take the following steps when you’ve decided to upgrade your company’s HVAC system:
The first step is to figure out how much power is needed to meet all of the company’s AC demands. Factors that go into this decision include building size, internal and external temperature, equipment required, and building location concerning solar heat.
Your HVAC technician should outline all of the options your business has for AC replacement. The standard choice is an AC unit connected to internal ducts, but that’s by no means the only option: you can also choose a multi-split system, a variant refrigerant flow or volume system, or a single-split system similar to residential AC units.
All commercial AC configurations use a condenser, so your HVAC installation technician must find a suitable spot for it somewhere in the building. You’ll also have to find a place to put vents or indoor handling units.
Old ducts in commercial buildings can inhibit airflow and use more energy to work, cutting down efficiency and increasing your company’s utility bill.
An HVAC technician will inspect your existing ductwork and offer recommendations on cleaning, adjusting dampers, or repairing parts of the ductwork. It may be worth converting to a ductless system.
Some of your budget considerations should be calculated in advance, like weighing the cost of a new AC installation and how much it will save you on energy costs.
When you’ve decided to move ahead with the project, the HVAC company will work with you to set up a budget and advise you on low-interest loans or rebate options to offset the cost.
If you’re going ahead with a ductless system, you can establish different AC profiles for the various parts of the building, whether floor-by-floor or room-by-room. You can also create zones based on how much heat each area generates during normal operation.
After all these steps are complete, your HVAC technician goes to work. New duct installations usually require the business to shut down for a short time. If you install a ductless system, you can stagger shutdowns so that some zones can continue operations while others are fitted for cooling.
No matter what AC commercial installation option you choose, Abraham AC & Heating Services are ready to answer the call.
We’ve helped hundreds of Broward County businesses install effective, energy-efficient AC systems for affordable rates with as little business disruption as possible.
Post-installation, we provide regular maintenance checks and HVAC inspection services to keep your AC unit in top shape. Our repair experts are quick to respond when accidents happen.
There’s no more affordable time than fall to upgrade your company’s Broward County AC system. Schedule a consultation with an Abraham AC & Heating Services technician for the scope of work and a project estimate.
To learn more, call or email Abraham AC & Heating Services’ customer service department, or use the Contact Us page on our website. Our team of experts is ready to assist you.
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