Nothing is as uncomfortable as a building that is the wrong temperature. Homes and businesses alike depend on HVAC systems to create a comfortable environment to live or work in. Maybe that is why the market for heating and air conditioning contractors is worth more than $120 billion in the United States alone every year!
Of course, that number would be smaller if people did not make mistakes with commercial HVAC installation. When installers make mistakes with commercial heating systems, it often costs money to resolve them. If you can avoid the most common installation mistakes, you can potentially save a lot of money.
So what exactly are the most common commercial HVAC installation mistakes and how can you avoid them? Read on to learn all about the most important things to focus on when it comes to installing commercial HVAC systems!
Installing HVAC Systems of the Wrong Size
Making the right choices about HVAC system size is essential to ensure that problems do not crop up down the line. There are a few principles you can apply to increase the chance that you will get an HVAC system of the right size.
First of all, you can find someone who is an expert in the industry and whose opinion you can trust. They can probably tell you what you need to know. However, in most cases, people have to depend on whatever a contractor tells them.
There are a few things you should look out for when it comes to getting an HVAC system that is the right size.
First of all, you should talk to contractors who have the means to install HVAC systems of many different sizes. If they can only install one size of a system, there is a greater chance that they will tell you that that system will work even if it will not.
Second, it is important to understand exactly what goes wrong when you use an HVAC system of the wrong size. If the system is too small, then you will not have sufficient heating and cooling power to control the temperature of your building.
On the other hand, getting a system that is too big means having unnecessary firepower. It does not actually cause problems for your temperature control system. What it does do is waste your money.
By keeping this information in mind, hopefully, you can find an HVAC system that is the right size for you.
Running a Commercial HVAC Unit Without Any Breaks
Many people leave their HVAC systems on constantly. This is the default situation if your HVAC system does not come with a programmable thermostat.
When you install a commercial HVAC unit, make sure to get a programmable thermostat along with it. That way, you can schedule your HVAC system to vary its output depending on a variety of factors.
For example, you can set your system to turn itself off at night. There is no reason to spend energy on controlling the temperature of a building that nobody is using.
On top of that, that will turn the nighttime into a break time for your HVAC unit. That will help extend its lifespan.
You can also potentially program your thermostat to turn off during vacation times. If nobody is going to be in the building, you might as well turn the HVAC system off.
Choosing the Wrong HVAC Installation Service
Even if you find the right unit, you might have problems if you find the wrong people to install it. You want to make sure that you were working with a reputable service. It is also important that they are competent and know what they are doing.
In general, the more experience a service has, the more likely they are to know how to properly install your HVAC system. Ideally, they will have as much experience as possible doing installation jobs similar to the job they would do for you.
On top of that, you might want to look through ratings and reviews. It is probably best to avoid services that have very poor ratings. The reviews can also provide you with a lot of information that details what each service is good and bad at.
Not Providing Airflow for Your Commercial HVAC System
Your HVAC system processes huge quantities of air. It is essential that it has free access to all the air that it needs. Otherwise, it will never produce the results you are looking for even if it is a perfectly functioning unit.
Many people like to hide their HVAC unit somewhere where nobody will see it. That sometimes means it ends up in a place where it is blocked on a few sides. This is a mistake.
It is much better to install your HVAC unit in a place where it has plenty of access to air.
Understand the Most Common Mistakes With Commercial HVAC Installation
We hope that some of the ideas in this brief article about the most common mistakes with commercial HVAC installation have been helpful for you. Most people do not know very much about HVAC systems. They only pay attention to them when there is a problem with them.
This makes a lot of sense, but it is worth learning something about HVAC systems. That way, you are more likely to make the right decisions to keep your HVAC system working perfectly.
To learn more about how to avoid mistakes with installing HVAC systems or to speak with professionals who can help you manage your own HVAC system, feel free to reach out and get in touch with us here at any time!