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Commercial HVAC Frequently Asked Questions

There are many questions when it comes to commercial HVAC systems and services. We are the professionals and strive to provide knowledge to our customers.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact AccuTemp Mechanical at 262-671-4012 or online today!

How Can I Increase the Efficiency of My HVAC System?

A commercial energy audit can help to identify areas of inefficiency within your facility for increased performance, comfort, and cost savings. Common ways to enhance efficiency include:

  • Seal air leaks around your building and in your ductwork.
  • Replace your aging HVAC equipment with a new high-efficiency system.
  • Redesign your duct network to increase airflow.
  • Install direct digital controls (DDC) for ease of maintenance and operation.

What Are the Benefits of Preventive Maintenance?

An HVAC system that is neglected or dirty will not operate as efficiently as one that is clean and well maintained. The benefits of professional routine maintenance include:

  • Lower cost of energy.
  • Reduction in repairs and downtime.
  • Prolonged life span of equipment.
  • Safer equipment operation.

How Do Chiller Systems Work?

A chiller system is used to cool a variety of products and machinery, and works by moving heat from one location to another. In most applications, a pumping mechanism is used to circulate cool water from the chiller to the process, where it removes the heat and returns the warm water back to the chiller.

What Are the Differences Between Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Chillers?

A water-cooled condenser uses water from a cooling tower to cool and condense the refrigerant, whereas an air-cooled condenser relies on the surrounding air to cool and condense the hot refrigerant gas back into a liquid. This type of condenser is most commonly used in small- to medium-sized facilities as it requires a large duct network.

Which Chiller System Is Best for My Facility?

Chiller systems are available in a wide array of sizes and designs, ranging from a small, localized, or portable system for small applications to large central units that can provide cooling for entire processes.

What Should I Look For in a Commercial HVAC Provider?

Choose an HVAC provider that has experience working with commercial HVAC equipment, with a long-standing, positive reputation among local business owners. Additional qualities to consider include:

  • Fast response times to eliminate downtime and loss of productivity and profits in the event of a system breakdown.
  • The contractor should be fully licensed and insured.
  • Your provider should offer competitive rates and written estimates.

Can the Wrong-Sized HVAC System Cause Issues in My Commercial Building?

An HVAC system that is incorrectly sized for your building can cause issues with efficiency, comfort, and reliability. One that is too small may be unable to produce sufficient levels of cooling or heating, wasting more energy than necessary in an effort to maintain the desired temperature. In addition to driving up energy costs, this can cause excessive wear and tear on parts and lead to premature system failure. Conversely, an HVAC system that is too large for your facility may be ineffective at controlling the amount of moisture in the air, leaving your environment feeling humid and uncomfortable.

What Is Zoned Heating and Cooling?

Zoned heating and cooling differs from a traditional HVAC system by providing various levels of conditioned air to only those areas where it is needed. This can be beneficial in an environment where only certain zones in a building require heating or cooling and can help you save money on the cost of energy.

What Is Variable Speed Technology and How Does It Apply to Air Conditioners?

This technology allows your cooling system to operate at different capacities based on need. On a hot summer day in Kenosha, the system may operate at peak capacity, while on milder days it can provide you with a more consistent speed that is more energy-efficient.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact AccuTemp Mechanical at 262-671-4012 or online today!