10 Things You Should Know When Buying a Commercial HVAC System

Buying a commercial hvac system

If you’re in the market to buy a new commercial HVAC system, there are many important things to consider. To help you feel confident about your choice, here’s a list of ten things to consider before you purchase HVAC equipment.

1. Choosing the Type of Commercial HVAC System

Many building owners are often surprised by the variety of commercial HVAC systems on the market. There’s certainly more than one way to cool and heat a large facility. You may be interested in a multi-split HVAC system that allows for temperature control in individual rooms. Or, if your commercial building is on the smaller side, a single-split HVAC system may be a more affordable option. Bottom line, be sure to ask your AC Power & Comfort’s HVAC installation expert about the type of HVAC units for sale that could work best for your space. 

2. Choosing the Size of the HVAC Equipment 

Choosing an HVAC unit that’s the wrong size can create a lot of problems. An HVAC system that’s too big can waste energy, run for too long, and create too much dampness or moisture in a commercial building. On the other hand, choosing an HVAC system that’s too small can also increase your electric bill and strain the equipment. To make sure you’re selecting the right size, be sure to consider factors like the size of your building, the building’s purpose, insulation, windows, and your expectations on everyday indoor temperature. 

3. Location of the HVAC Equipment

Depending on the size and purpose of your commercial building, you need to consider where you’d prefer to place the HVAC equipment. When purchasing a new commercial HVAC system, you may want to look for commercial rooftop AC units for sale or units placed adjacent to the building on a concrete block. Other HVAC units are positioned within a structure. If you need to purchase several units, it’s essential to know where you’d like them placed. 

4. Cooling and Heating Needs 

There are thousands of different purposes for a commercial building, warehouse, or office complex. Before you purchase an HVAC unit, you need to consider what types of businesses operate inside the building. For instance, a hotel or a restaurant will have different cooling and heating requirements than a packaging warehouse or retail store. The types of companies operating in your building will determine the type of HVAC system you need. 

5. Energy Efficiency 

If you’re interested in saving money, energy efficiency is another critical factor to discuss with your HVAC installation company. Many of the more advanced systems place energy efficiency as a top priority, so you’ll have a few different designs and brands as options. Don’t forget to ask about the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and if your new equipment has an Energy Star certification. 

6. The Current Condition of Your Ductwork 

It’s critical to consider the condition of your air ducts before you look for commercial HVAC units on sale. If your current ductwork is in poor condition, this can create many issues in the near future, no matter how advanced your new HVAC system is. Ask your HVAC installation company to complete a full inspection of your ductwork to ensure that there are no leaks, rust, or other issues. 

7. Indoor Air Quality 

Indoor air quality is always an important feature in any structure. You need to consider your indoor air quality needs before purchasing a commercial HVAC unit. Research shows that indoor air quality can affect employees’ health, productivity levels, and mood. To ensure that your building has the best indoor air quality, ask about this feature when choosing new HVAC equipment. 

8. Your Budget 

Of course, most business owners want the very best HVAC system at the most affordable price. When you consider all of the elements we discussed above, it can be easier to narrow down the most important features you desire in a new system so you can purchase a suitable commercial HVAC unit for your budget. 

9. Warranties for New Commercial HVAC Equipment 

Different brands of commercial HVAC equipment come with several types of warranties. If you’re buying a new HVAC system, remember to ask about the warranties that can provide an extra layer of financial protection. 

10. Going with the Right HVAC Installation Company

Finally, and most importantly, you need to choose the right HVAC installation company. Before you select the type of system, the size of the equipment, or where you’d like to place it, talk to the HVAC experts first. At AC Power & Comfort, our technicians are experienced and trained on a wide variety of commercial HVAC brands. We can guide you through the entire purchasing process, so you feel comfortable and confident about your decision. Before you look for a commercial HVAC unit on sale, contact AC Power & Comfort for more information.