The Difference Between Residential and Commercial Ductwork and Units
Aside from the distinct factors that differ for residential and commercial HVAC ductwork, other factors come into play. They both serve the same purpose; however, the mechanisms are entirely incomparable depending on what’s needed from the machine. Aside from cooling a typical area in buildings, an air conditioner also lowers humidity and absorbs moisture to provide the most comfortable atmosphere.
Right off the bat, there’s no way that the commercial’s HVAC ductwork would ever fit in a home system because it’s too large. In the same breath, a residential system would be far too small to accommodate a commercial business/building appropriately. A commercial building will have hundreds, if not thousands, of employees occupying one area exerting heat. The units providing this area should reflect these conditions for the optimum pleasant environment.
In most cases, the unit that is installed for a home is located on the outside, whereas commercial buildings have their equipment located inside and in the ceiling. Aside from that, multiple thermostats will need to be installed to control all the units spanning across the commercial building. Within a residential home, one central thermostat can regulate the temp throughout the entire house from the in-house system or smartphone, if compatible.
Generally, the required maintenance for the HVAC systems in commercial buildings, it’s a higher cost and much more extensive because of its complexity. A commercial technician, or two, would be best to go out on the job and help those buildings keep their system working at an optimal level at all time.
The drainage for residential systems is a simple drip pan underneath the unit, whereas, a commercial AC will require a more intricate arrangement made up of multiple pipes and drip pans to keep the water from overflowing.
Our HVAC company centers around providing the best air conditioning services in Northern Florida. That includes informing clients about subtle differences in the systems they commonly see throughout their home or business. Although a commercial building will require more work to maintain, all the work is for the best interest of the needs and comfort of the company and customers. For more information on our company, please contact us today at (904) 204-3214.