HVAC systems are an invaluable part of any structure, whether it is a residential unit or a commercial building. They’re a core part of these structures since they help regulate indoor temperature as well as air quality. In turn, this makes everyone inside more comfortable and productive. It’s also worth noting that there are many options that a building owner can choose for an HVAC unit. Some choose to use one cooling and heating system on top of the rooftop. This option uses multiple lines of ductwork that runs through multiple rooms and around the building. In turn, this leads to different temperatures, depending on the part of the building. Not to mention that it’s only controlled by one thermostat that’s controlled by numerous people simultaneously.
However, there is another option that’s worthy of their consideration. While there are packaged units that include the evaporator, condenser and compressor, it’s also worth checking out ductless mini-split heat pumps that are gaining in popularity, most especially in restaurants and bars.
Today, we explain the benefits of ductless HVAC systems in commercial buildings.
What Is a Ductless HVAC System?
A ductless mini-split system in simplified terms is an HVAC system that utilizes one outdoor unit and one indoor unit. The two units are then connected by a refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. You’ll find out that the indoor unit is wall-mounted. This allows the unit to deliver hot or cold air directly into the office or living space without any ductwork needed.
Another name for this unit is a “single-zone system”, which is an optimal choice to provide heating and cooling to one targeted area. There are also multi-zone systems which combine one outdoor unit with up to five indoor units to give warmth and cold air to multiple office spaces. Other than coming in different styles of indoor units, it’s very easy to install as well which is why air condition service experts love working with them. They simply need to form a hole on the wall for the wiring and refrigerant to pass through, significantly reducing your installation time and cost in the process while making your office space much more comfortable for everyone inside.
The Benefits of Ductless Mini Split HVAC Systems
Heating and Cooling
Keep in mind that all ductless mini split systems double as heat pumps as well. In turn, this makes your office space much more cooler during the summer months while providing soothing warmth during the cold winter months. Consequently, this makes your employees much more comfortable, which makes them more productive as they carry out their daily tasks. This is further supplemented by insulated windows which help keep the heat inside during the winter months and let cool air stay in for longer during the summer months, increasing their overall comfort.
As stated earlier, many commercial buildings come with a packaged HVAC system. While they remain as a standard choice for many businesses, the temperature settings can become inconsistent at times. This is because the temperature is controlled by a single thermostat. While this may sound efficient, having around 30 to 40 people adjusting the temperature regularly will result in different temperature levels. People on the top floors may feel comfortable, but those on the middle and lower floors might be in less-than-ideal conditions due to the different temperatures experienced throughout the building.
With a ductless mini split HVAC system, you don’t have to worry about this since the unit is dedicated to providing warmth and cold air into their focused spaces. This gives them optimal comfort as they go about their daily routine, maximizing their productivity.
Better Control Over Cooling
Continuing from the previous point, ductless mini split systems work by using individual blower units installed by your air condition service expert on different parts of your building. These all then return a connection to your outdoor unit. If you find out that some of the workspaces don’t require heating or cooling, you can turn it off individually, which won’t be possible if you’re using a centralized heating and cooling system since ducts will push hot or cold air regardless if the space is used or not. Most importantly, your employees can adjust the thermostat to their liking since each workspace comes with their own thermostat. In turn, this makes their area more comfortable without affecting others.
Decreases Energy Loss
One of the primary concerns of many business owners is their overhead, and one of these include their monthly energy expenses. Thankfully, ductless mini split systems can help them with this problem since they have higher efficiency ratings compared to centralized HVAC systems. It’s also worth noting that you can’t distribute temperature equally if you use a centralized thermostat, resulting in inefficient heating and cooling.
Improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
It’s important to have energy efficiency, ease of use and comfort in mind. However, one shouldn’t forget about another important aspect which is your commercial building’s IAQ. This one of the main drawbacks of vented or centralized HVAC units since ducts accumulate dust, dirt, debris and other contaminants over time. Since it blows air into the office space, it could compromise the health and safety of the employees inside. Using a ductless system eliminates this issue since it gathers air directly from the outside without the threat of blowing in contaminants collected if there was a duct. In turn, this improves your workspace’s indoor air quality which lets your employees breathe fresh, clean air.
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