Types of Commercial Air Conditioners

Commercial air conditioning systems are designed to keep your company cool throughout the day. This promotes an effective and healthy work environment.

If you are looking for an expert to install commercial AC, ensure that they have the proper experience and license. This will ensure that they will be able to find the appropriate quantity for your space.

Packaged AC Units

There are many HVAC systems that are available however a packaged AC system is the most popular. These air conditioning systems integrate cooling and heating into one unit making them an ideal option for commercial buildings with limited space. Also called roof top units, these types of systems are often seen in office buildings and shopping malls.

In a standard packaged unit, all components are contained in an outdoor cabinet that is connected to the building through sheet metal ductwork. In the course of cooling or heating, air enters the ductwork and passes evaporator coils. The coolant in the evaporator sucks up the heat of the air and the motor that blows air from the air conditioner pushes this conditioned air into the building. The coolant used can be recirculated back through the evaporator and compressor to reuse it.

The parts of a package system are all placed outside. This makes them smaller than a split system, and they don’t require an indoor furnace. This type of system is generally easier to maintain because there aren’t any ducts to allow insects or animals to build nests in, and the parts are less likely to suffer from weather or rust damage.

Since they’re a single unit, packaged units can also be less expensive to set up than split systems. They are generally more energy efficient, since they don’t need to heat and cool multiple rooms like split systems do.

Another benefit of this system is that it is constructed in a factory environment, so the components aren’t exposed to extreme temperatures. This allows for higher performance from the unit and lower repair costs.

There are different types of package ACs, including gas/electric or all-electric models. Gas/electric units are a great alternative for those who live in areas that are warmer. All-electric models are ideal in warmer climates where heating isn’t required. There are also combinations units that can be used to cool and heat the same structure, based on the model selected.

Ductless AC Units

Ductless AC units, also known as mini-split systems offer a more pleasant cooling experience without the requirement for air ducts. The system consists of an indoor wall mounted unit with an outdoor compressor as well as refrigerant tubes that join the two components. The compressor draws cool air from the room, through the outdoor unit and then pushes it back through the interior air ducting. The system can be used to heat your home by making use of the same process reversed.

Ductless air conditioners are typically an ideal solution for older homes and rooms without ductwork. They’re also commonly used to heat and cool sunrooms, garages, workshops and other rooms that aren’t suited to a more traditional HVAC solution. Our technicians can install the system. All they require to do is access to the wall on which your indoor unit will be installed, and a suitable location to place the outdoor unit.

Using a ductless system also provides zoned cooling comfort. You can keep the temperature of your space while guests can adjust the temperature according to their preferences. This kind of system also provides greater energy efficiency as no duct-related air loss is present, and some brands even offer incentives to encourage customers to purchase their new systems.

A multi-zone ductless unit is a different option. It is comprised of one outdoor compressor which is connected to several indoor units. Each unit is situated in the space you want to cool or warm, and each has its own remote. This configuration allows you to have the flexibility to set the temperature for each area in your building which makes it a popular choice for commercial spaces with multiple areas that have varying cooling needs.

The indoor units all have air filters that take out pollutants and other allergens from the air, making your place an environment that is healthier for clients and employees alike. This is especially beneficial in restaurants, where air quality is a major element in the overall experience of customers.

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems

VRF systems provide an energy-efficient option for commercial spaces. They provide precise temperature control for the various areas in the building. This allows occupants to modify their the level of comfort and productivity. They also offer a green solution since they efficiently distribute heat.

In VRF systems, the outdoor unit houses a compressor which circulates refrigerant through pipes to indoor units located in various rooms or zones. The compressor modulates its speed in order to precisely match the cooling and heating demands of each zone. This approach prevents unnecessary cycling, which wastes energy. The Evaporator coils can be utilized to heat the room. The system will adjust its operation according to the temperature.

VRF systems are ideal for commercial buildings that have various requirements. This includes offices, hospitals as well as schools and other commercial structures. The ability to simultaneously cool and heat individual spaces reduces energy consumption and maintenance. The system’s low-noise operation creates a more peaceful space and more privacy, making it suited for environments where distractions are a problem.

The VRF system is well-known for its energy efficiency, which is evident by the lower cost of utility bills. The ability of the system to heat and cooling multiple zones in a single system can result in significant savings in energy when compared to other HVAC systems.

VRF systems can even be used to decrease the energy used for cooling and heating in existing ductwork, which is often not in good condition or isn’t able to handle newer equipment. The ability of the system to swiftly adapt to changing climate conditions enables it to operate more efficiently than other kinds of cooling and heating. This flexibility makes it popular for commercial buildings like restaurants, hotels and office spaces that change their occupancy patterns and usage frequently. It’s also a great fit for large buildings that are under construction or renovation, as it’s easy to retrofit into existing ductwork and satisfy specific building requirements. Contact the team at Mission Mechanical if you want to know more about how a VRF commercial system can improve your space. We’ll be happy to discuss the system with you and help you determine if this is the right heating and cooling solution for your business.


A chiller is an HVAC system that increases the capacity of your commercial air conditioner. It is a system that cools water before distributing it throughout your area, reducing ambient temperature, and creating a relaxing atmosphere. This is a great option for larger buildings or industrial facilities that require to cool more than the air.

There are two primary types of chillers: water-cooled and air-cooled. Both use absorption or compression of vapor to cool a refrigerant liquid and then cycle through different temperatures. Air cooled chillers have fans that move air over the evaporator and condenser coils to remove excess heat. They are big in footprint and are typically situated in an area for mechanical cooling on the roof or in the basement. Water cooled chillers have an enclosed water box that connects to an external cooling method, such as a cooling tower. These chillers are smaller and have a smaller footprint than air-cooled units.

Chillers can also be fitted with boilers that can be used to heat your home during winter. This is a great method to conserve energy in structures that require cooling and heating, or for spaces where demand fluctuates seasonally. It’s more efficient to get the heat from a heating system rather than to take it from the outside air.

Maintaining your chiller as a packaged unit, will improve its efficiency and reduce your energy bills. Some key maintenance tasks include cleaning the condenser and evaporator as well as checking and servicing the compressor, and performing regular oil changes. If you are using an air-cooled chiller or water treatment system, your facility’s water treatment system must be in good working order to prevent corrosion and scaling.

The kind of chiller you pick depends on the requirements of your building and your budget. A packaged unit could be the best choice for small-sized businesses and residential spaces, while industrial chillers, such as a VRF, is a more suitable solution for larger structures with special needs. A professional from 1 Source Mechanical can help you choose the ideal solution for your building.

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