Try as you may, even with regular maintenance, HVAC systems don’t last forever. As the owner of a brick and mortar business, you will want to make sure that you choose the best HVAC system that will keep your employees and customers comfortable. However, choosing the right HVAC system for your business can be a daunting task. With a variety of options available, it’s important to understand the key factors that will determine the best system for your needs. Here are the four main factors to consider when selecting an HVAC system for your business.
Building Size and Layout: The size and layout of your building will determine the size and type of HVAC system required to effectively cool or heat the space. This includes the square footage of your building, the height of the ceiling, and the location and number of windows. It’s important to choose a system that is appropriately sized, as an undersized system will not effectively cool or heat the space, while an oversized system will waste energy and increase costs.
Climate and Weather Conditions: Climate and weather conditions will impact the efficiency and effectiveness of an HVAC system and should be considered when choosing the right system. For example, a system designed for colder climates will not be as effective in our warmer, dry Texas climate.
Energy Efficiency: Energy efficiency is a critical factor when choosing an HVAC system, as it will directly impact operating costs. Look for systems with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings, which indicate the efficiency of the system in converting energy into cooling or heating. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy-efficient the system. Additionally, consider systems with features such as programmable thermostats, zone control systems, and energy-recovery ventilation to further improve energy efficiency.
Budget: The cost of purchasing and installing an HVAC system is a major factor for many business owners. It’s important to balance the initial cost with the long-term benefits and energy savings of a more efficient system. In some cases, it may make sense to invest in a higher-cost, more energy-efficient system to save on energy costs in the long run.
It is a lot to consider and could take you hours of research to determine what you think is the best system. But why waste your time when you can just ask the experts at Quigley. We specialize in commercial HVAC installation and will work with you to find the system that meets all your business needs. We have been doing our job for 78 years so you can focus on doing yours.