Commercial HVAC: What You Need to Know
HVAC systems (Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) are a huge part of what keeps the inside of a building at the ideal temperature. Equipment regulates a building’s temperature and provides fresh outdoor air to dilute interior airborne contaminants, such as odors and dust. A properly designed and well-maintained system will keep the indoor environment comfortable year-round.
How Long Should My Commercial HVAC System Last?
A commercial HVAC system requires an investment of several thousand dollars, so you’ll want the equipment to last a long time. You can expect an average lifetime of 10 to 15 years. By taking care of your system with regular HVAC maintenance, you can avoid costly repairs and ensure your system lasts for a long time.
What Does IAQ Stand For?
IAQ stands for indoor air quality. It’s the measurement of how effectively your HVAC system produces and circulates healthy air throughout your facility. A system with good IAQ generates clean air that contains few pollutants (dust, dirt, and bacteria).
What Is an HVAC SEER Rating?
A Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating is a mathematical ratio for an air conditioner’s cooling output over a typical cooling season. Air conditioners with higher SEER ratings need less electricity to produce cool air than air conditioners with lower SEER ratings. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient an air conditioner is.