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Commercial AC vs Residential AC

Updated: Feb 10, 2023

Commercial air conditioning units are designed to provide property owners with more significant cooling capabilities, and they generally are used for larger commercial venues. However, if you have a smaller venue that may be no larger than a typical residential house, you may be wondering if you need to use a residential AC system rather than a commercial AC system. There are a few points to consider.


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The Use of the Space

The size of the building is a critical component to consider when you are thinking about whether to install a commercial or a residential unit in the building. However, size alone is not the only factor to consider, and you also need to think about how the building will be used. Many commercial office buildings, for example, will have a considerable amount of electronics in use, and these can increase the amount of heat in the building. Cooking appliances, such as in a small restaurant, may also generate a considerable amount of heat throughout the day. Very few small businesses will have a venue that does not use appliances or electronics throughout the day.


How Many People are Regularly in the Space

Another factor to consider relates to the number of people in the building at any given time, and this includes workers as well as customers and clients. You may have a smaller office building, but you may have two or three workers sharing a room for their office space. Perhaps you have a small retail store and normally have about 10 or 15 people in the store at a time. Each person will put off body heat, and their activities will also generate heat in the space. With this in mind, unless you plan to use the building in a residential fashion and have a similar number of people in it as a residence would have, you may benefit from having a commercial HVAC unit.


Let Energy Air Decide Commercial AC vs. Residential AC

A commercial HVAC unit can cost more to purchase and install. However, the last thing you may want is to have a unit installed that cannot keep up with your demands for cool, climate-controlled air. With this in mind, many commercial business properties will need a commercial HVAC unit regardless of the size of the space. If you are interested in investing in a new commercial or residential HVAC unit, you can request a customized quote for the unit that is right for your business property through Energy Air. Contact the team at Energy Air today to request a quote and to schedule the installation of your new unit.

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