HVAC Equipment Types and Options

As a business owner, there are a variety of HVAC systems available to suit your needs. Whether you’re designing a new building or just moving into a new space, there are many details to consider. 

Heating Options

Since most construction takes place during the summer months, most of your building’s construction or renovations will take place during this season. Since it is warm out, heating costs are probably the furthest thing from your mind. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that heating decisions will matter once the temperatures start to dip. When deciding which system is best for your business, you will need to consider long-term costs, initial costs, and the environmental impact that your heating system will have.

  • Central Heating – If your business is located inside a municipal building, central heating will most likely be your only option. Even if your business is located in an independent building or you are constructing the building from scratch, central heating is still a great option to consider. Central heating is ideally suited for big buildings. In order to keep large buildings warm, however, central heating often must run continuously, which in turn will greatly increase your energy bill. In this case you may want to consider using central heating in conjunction with another method, such as solar heating.
  • Space Heaters – Space heaters are a great choice if your establishment is small. They can quickly heat small areas at low costs. Space heaters have evolved from the big, ugly, gray boxes of twenty years ago, to fashionable and colorful heating devices. Many new space heaters come equipped with timers. Since smaller areas do not take as long to heat, you can program the unit to turn on 30 minutes before you arrive and to turn off when you leave. This will save electricity and lower your energy bill.
  • Solar Heating – Solar heating is the most eco-friendly option on the market. If your business promotes “green” values, going solar is a must. For commercial purposes, solar panels often work in conjunction with conventional heating units to help lower overall energy usage and costs. The solar panels that a solar heating system utilizes must be installed by technicians from companies who specialize in solar heating, such as (soft code company name and not SunTrac Solar) .

Although it can be hectic, running a business is exciting. And as your needs change, you need to be able to keep your focus on your business operations and profit margins, which is why it’s important to plan your heating strategy early on. Since there are a variety of heating options available, you have the freedom to choose a system that fits the values and needs of your company, while also staying on budget.