Getting the temperature right inside your business premises is essential. If it is too hot, then customers won't want to stay for long and browse and your staff will struggle to stay productive. Equally, if it is too cold, then customers won't stay and your employees will be wearing coats all day. The best way of regulating the temperature at work is to arrange for a commercial AC installation company to inspect your site and recommend the appropriate system for your premises. There are at least three questions that you will need to settle before you agree to a commercial AC installation.
Do you have the right budget?
No-one likes to spend more than is necessary on a commercial AC installation, but it is rarely wise to opt for the cheapest solution either. While a cheaper air condition system may have reduced up-front costs, it is likely to have much higher running costs over the years and may need to be repaired more often and have a reduced working life compared to a more costly system.
What is the HVAC system efficiency?
A further consideration, which is related to your budget, is system efficiency. Buying a cheaper air conditioning system could lead to increased energy costs for years to come. If you want to save money with your air conditioning, then look for the most energy-efficient system rather than the one that is cheapest to install.
Is the system appropriate for your site?
Never purchase an air conditioning system before you have had a site visit from a qualified commercial AC installation engineer. AC systems vary in design and specification, and it is vital that your chosen system is designed to cool a building of your size and shape. A qualified HVAC engineer will be able to look at your space and determine not only the right size of AC system but also the right type of system for your building. One of the most important considerations is whether you will need to install ductwork. It's possible that your building will already have ductwork installed that you can use. Alternatively, you might decide to install the needed ductwork even though this will add to the overall installation cost. Another possibility is to opt for a ductless HVAC system. Ask your HVAC engineer which possibility is most suitable for your situation. They will be able to provide all the help and advice you need to select your perfect HVAC system.
For more information on commercial AC installation, reach out to a local HVAC contractor.