For any new or old commercial building, having an HVAC system will help bring comfort from all the changing seasons each year. Installing a commercial HVAC system can be similar to a residential, but it also has other steps that are different. The process can be longer as well with planning, designing, construction and installation. As well as evaluating the system and maintenance done each year. Each step is important for the comfort and reliability of the commercial HVAC system for your building and the occupants in it.
Step 1: Assessing and Planning Stage
The first step to installing a commercial HVAC system is the planning process and talking about your budget. When installing a new commercial HVAC system, you need to consider the time and labor that will come with it. Your HVAC technicians will go over with you about your budget and finding the right systems that can work. They can also talk with you about special rebates that can help with the cost of installing. The HVAC technicians will then look at the commercial buildings layout. They’ll look at the floor plans and size of the building compared to the heating and cooling systems output. They want to make sure that everything runs efficiently while reducing energy costs.
Then they’ll need to figure out the correct load capacity so the HVAC system will be the correct size of the building. From that they’ll then find the right commercial HVAC system that will work for your commercial building. With there being different types of systems and what will work with the ductwork, they need to take into account what will be right for your heating and cooling needs. Ductwork also needs to be assessed and to check if it needs to be repaired, cleaned, or any other changes. It’s possible you may need custom ductwork done if the previous ductwork isn’t going to work.
Step 2: Installation
After determining and finding the right HVAC system for your commercial building, it’s time for the installation process. The technicians will start installing the AC, heat pumps and other equipment on the building’s roof or designated areas. If you have existing ductwork they’ll easily attach the HVAC system to the ductwork. But if you’re needing to install new ducts they’ll need a few days or weeks depending on the size of the building to install the ductwork.
They’ll also need to add custom fabrication, which is the customized parts of the HVAC system of a building, for the ductwork and support structures. Finally, they’ll need to install the thermostats or automated systems for regulating airflow and temperature. This whole process can vary in time depending on the HVAC system, possible ductwork installation, and size of the building. Your HVAC technician will go over the whole process and timetable with you so you know exactly how long it will take.
Step 3: Evaluating the System
Once the installation has finished your HVAC technicians will evaluate the system to see if it’s working properly and efficiently. The process starts with testing the systems performance and ventilation by checking the airflow and looking for any leaks and pressure. Another thing they test is the temperature changes and check the indoor air quality. They’ll finally evaluate the load and capacity use where it compares the energy use to the efficiency of how the system cools, heats, and moves air.
With the evaluations done and everything looking good, your commercial HVAC is ready to be used. To keep your commercial HVAC working in top condition for many years, it’s important to have annual maintenance done every year. The HVAC technicians will check that everything is running smoothly and work on any repairs or upkeep to avoid any breakdowns and repairs.
Commercial HVAC installation can seem daunting for someone that isn’t in the field of HVAC, so it’s important to have professional help in every step of the way. Our professional team at Omni air HVAC have the skills and knowledge with commercial HVAC and will make the process as quick and efficient as possible. If you have any questions, call us today!