Selecting the ideal HVAC system for commercial use can be an exhausting and daunting task. Unlike home systems, commercial systems are required to satisfy the heating and cooling requirements of a larger space. Commercial HVAC systems have evolved over the years with technology and innovation, bringing about the introduction of systems with smart features. These increase the efficiency, performance, and reliability of HVAC systems to meet the heating and cooling needs of commercial buildings. Here are some of the innovative features that you should look for when purchasing your next commercial HVAC system.
A thermostat is a small device that is primarily used to regulate temperature to the desired level. Smart thermostats now include features that put automation at your fingers. The Wi-Fi feature allows you to control the temperature from your smartphone or computer through a Wi-Fi connection. You can also remotely operate several thermostats in a zoning system from one device. Other digital features of these thermostats allow automatic temperature changes and programming and automatic software updates.
Carbon dioxide detectors
Carbon dioxide detectors are installed in HVAC systems to detect the number of people in a room and adjust the temperature accordingly. Since people breathe out carbon dioxide, these sensors can identify the amount of carbon dioxide in a room and estimate the number of individuals in the room. As the number of people increases, carbon dioxide also increases, and the HVAC system adjusts accordingly to meet the heating and cooling needs at the time. If there are no individuals in the room, the system turns down to save energy.
Most conventional HVAC systems' components operate at the same speed regardless of the heating and cooling needs of different areas within a building. This can lead to energy wastage in zoning systems when components such as the fans, blowers, and heat pumps run at the same speed even in rooms that require less heating or cooling. The variable-speed technology allows the components to adjust airflow depending on the requirements of a particular zone. This can significantly reduce the heating and cooling costs in the building.
Sometimes, the air inside a building can be warmer than the air outside during the hot season. This can cause the HVAC system to work unnecessarily to cool the air inside the building to comfortable levels. Economizers reduce the cooling requirements in such an instance by drawing in the cold air from outside without causing the HVAC system to work harder. They can significantly reduce the overall cooling costs during the summer.
These innovations in the manufacture of HVAC systems have led to increased efficiency, energy savings, and automation in commercial heating and cooling solutions. Consider these features to get the most value and comfort from your commercial HVAC system.