Five Tips for Choosing Commercial HVAC Equipment for Your Business

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If you are considering new commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment for your Oak Brook, IL, business, do yourself a favor and let a professional lead the way.

At Amber Mechanical, we are experienced in commercial HVAC installation and have worked with all building sizes and layouts in diverse industries, each with unique heating and cooling needs.

Our Approach to Commercial HVAC

No project is too small or complex. We can design a system for new construction or replace outdated equipment in your existing building. Our expert team will handle all necessary permits and adhere to relevant building codes, industry standards, and government regulations.

As a Oak Brook business owner, you have enough on your hands without adding HVAC tasks to your plate. You can count on us at Amber Mechanical to thoughtfully assess your HVAC needs, offer energy-saving solutions, and recommend the best unit for your building, installing it with as little disruption to your business as possible.

Choosing Commercial HVAC Units

At Amber Mechanical, we will guide you in project decision-making every step of the way. However, it is always a good idea for you to become familiar with the HVAC landscape. Here are five tips to consider when choosing commercial HVAC for your commercial property:

  1. Building Activities, Size, and Layout

Our team will do the heavy lifting when determining how the square footage, building layout and insulation, and location of your new unit figure into the type and size of HVAC equipment you need.

Consider how the activities in your workspace affect heating and cooling needs. For example, a small boutique or professional space with a handful of occupants will have very different needs from a multi-room office building with an IT center, kitchen, lobby, and conference areas for dozens of staff members and clients.

A zoned approach to heating and cooling might benefit an office building, but it likely will not benefit a single-room storefront.

  1. Equipment Options

Become familiar with various types of commercial HVAC equipment and what they can do for you. Here are two examples:

  • A packaged rooftop unit (RTU) combines heating and cooling in a single enclosure and is a good solution for businesses with little indoor space.
  • A Variant Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system offers zoned heating and cooling, allowing you to customize temperature settings throughout your building. It is perfect for properties with multiple rooms, such as hotels and office buildings.

Our experts at Amber Mechanical will discuss equipment options with you and recommend the best solution for your business.

  1. Make Energy Efficiency a Priority

Install equipment that saves energy and reduces environmental effects while fulfilling your heating and cooling needs.

Consider add-on devices and systems that reduce energy consumption at your Oak Brook business.  Adding automated building controls to manage heating and cooling can help you save on utility expenses.

Ask your contractor about installing an economizer with your new RTU. The device uses cool outdoor air for indoor cooling when possible, minimizing wear on your cooling unit’s compressor.

ENERGY STAR® recommends installing a programmable thermostat to save up to approximately $180 annually on energy costs. Programmable thermostats are ideal for offices that are unoccupied at set times throughout the week.

  1. HVAC and Indoor Air

Choose equipment that improves indoor air quality (IAQ) and ventilation. Good ventilation can enhance employee productivity and reduce sick days.

We can determine if you need additional ventilating equipment, such as an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) or heat recovery ventilator (HRV).

  1. Support for Commercial HVAC

Be sure your HVAC installer offers a maintenance schedule tailored to your needs and can respond quickly to emergencies. Installing quality HVAC equipment is the first step in creating a comfortable environment for your employees and guests.

Reliable maintenance services provide support that ensures your equipment will operate efficiently for years.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today!

Plan for new HVAC equipmentat your Oak Brook, IL, business with guidance from Amber Mechanical. Call us at 800-59-AMBER or request-service-online.

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