A Guide to Ductless HVAC Systems for Commercial Properties
Many businesses use traditional ductwork with their HVAC system, but there is an alternative option that many different industries are choosing for their heating and cooling needs. Ductless HVAC systems can be a more affordable option that is easier to install, repair and improves indoor air quality of businesses. Ductless HVAC systems are smaller versions of commercial HVAC systems, just without the ductwork and it is indoors, typically installed on a wall.
There are many benefits to a ductless HVAC system, especially for certain commercial businesses. If you do not require the heating and cooling of a large space or if you have built an addition on your commercial property, ductless could be an excellent choice for you.
Benefits Of Ductless HVAC Systems
Perhaps the most important reason to have ductless HVAC systems in your business is that it will save you money. Rather than heating or cooling the entire office or business, with ductless equipment, you can choose between which parts of your business should need warmth or cool. Though it may cost more to have ductless equipment installed initially, there are some money saving rebates you can receive by installing energy-saving equipment for your business.
Another benefit of ductless HVAC systems is that whenever the unit needs servicing, a certified HVAC technician can easily access the box inside your business to work on it. The technician does not need to access anything on your roof or deal with any ductwork.
One important benefit to consider with ductless HVAC systems is that they also improve indoor air quality because they are easy to regularly clean as a business. Compared to commercial HVAC systems that have ductwork that can trap dust, ductless HVAC systems can have any collected dust simply wiped away by an employee using a clean, dry towel.
Which Industries Need Ductless HVAC Systems The Most
There are specific factors to account for when deciding between duct or ductless HVAC technology. One of the more important factors for choosing if your business needs ductless HVAC systems is the space of your business. For example, if you have a large warehouse or a large automotive repair shop, then ductless would not be the best heating and cooling option.
However, there are numerous industries that have benefited from ductless HVAC systems, including, but not limited to:
- Education. Schools that have smaller classroom sizes (based on square footage of the room), would benefit from ductless HVAC systems for better air quality and that they are typically less noisy than HVAC systems that have ductwork.
- Hospitals. The same rule applies to hospitals as it applies with small rooms in schools. The main reason that ductless HVAC systems works for hospitals is that ductless systems actually improve the quality of indoor air. The unit does not have to also split the air between other neighboring patient rooms, hence why it is often called split-ductless systems.
- Restaurants. Restaurants—especially smaller restaurants and restaurants that have multiple rooms—benefit from ductless HVAC systems because the units can provide easier, quicker comfort to customers whenever the weather turns sour. Restaurants with multiple rooms also are able to be cooled and warmed since they are in specified zones in the restaurant; so dividing up the air flow is easier, the noise level decreases and more cost-effective.