The differences between residential and commercial HVAC systems

While all HVAC systems have the same goal, and each type works in the same way, there are important differences between systems in residential and commercial buildings. HVAC systems in commercial and residential locations have many similarities, but there are also many differences; the largest difference is the size of the equipment, and commercial buildings are constantly greater and filled with more people and electronics that generate more heat… Many residential systems are constantly installed outside the building; for commercial buildings, they are often sited on the roof to save space and prevent vandalism. Residential systems are usually standalone models that cannot be modified or expanded; business setups are modular in nature, allowing them to be updated or downgraded as needed… Outdoor and indoor residential systems are available. Commercial systems combine all necessary parts in 1 site; most residential systems drain into a pan and then into the ground, and due to the size and location of commercial units, drainage systems are more complicated. Residential units do not require additional ventilation. They can either vent outside freely or through the windows of a home. For commercial systems, ventilation is a complication because they are often housed inside structures without windows, such structures require ventilation to function properly. Residential HVAC systems are simpler than those installed in commercial buildings. Commercial systems require more temperature controls, which need more wiring, more ducttoil that must be arranged in complex ways, and so on and so forth. Commercial systems are more complex and greater than residential systems, so they require more specialized training and experience, and an experienced HVAC serviceman can diagnose the plan in a corporation structure, but the maintenance may require numerous servicemans. Modular commercial systems are more difficult to diagnose and maintain than single-unit homes. A residential plan can only have complications in 1 or 2 sites, a commercial setup has many more possibilities.

 

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