The size of your HVAC units can affect the system’s performance, energy efficiency and installation costs. That’s why you should carefully consider a variety of factors so that you can determine the right size for your units.
Qualified technicians follow specific guidelines to figure out a suitable size for commercial HVAC units. The Ice-Man, a top-rated HVAC and indoor air quality specialist, shares some of the basic rules for determining the correct HVAC size for a commercial building in this blog post.
How to Size a Commercial HVAC Unit
When sizing a commercial HVAC unit, experts typically consider various factors such as:
The design of the building
The amount of insulation in the walls and ceilings
The average size of the rooms and the number of occupants
The type and amount of lighting used in the room
The building’s orientation relative to the sun
In addition to these considerations, your technician also needs to calculate the building’s cooling load. As a general rule of thumb, around 25 BTUs (British Thermal Units) is needed to cool one square foot of space.
Why Professional Sizing Matters
Professional heating and cooling service providers can assure you that all important details with regards to your commercial HVAC system will be considered thoroughly. This guarantees accurate sizing of the unit, which is critical to the system’s optimal performance and energy efficiency.
It’s a common misconception that a bigger HVAC unit would be better, especially for commercial buildings. An oversized unit will actually cycle on and off frequently, causing significant temperature fluctuations and hot and cold spots. An undersized system, on the other hand, won’t have the capacity to cool the space sufficiently, so it will have to work harder in order to compensate for its poor performance.
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