Types of Commercial Air Conditioners

Commercial air conditioning systems keep your company cool throughout the day. This promotes an effective and healthy working environment.

If you are searching for an expert to install commercial AC ensure they have the proper experience and a valid license. This will guarantee that they will find the correct tonnage for your area.

Packaged AC Units

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

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

Because the components of a package unit are stored outside, they can be more compact than a traditional split system, and don’t require an indoor furnace. This type of system is typically more maintenance-friendly because there are no ducts for animals or insects to make nests in, and the components are less likely to suffer from weather or rust damage.

Because they are one unit, packaged units can also be less costly to install than split systems. They are typically more efficient in energy use, as they don’t need to heat and cool multiple rooms like split systems do.

Another benefit of this system is that it is built in a factory setting and the components aren’t exposed to extreme temperatures. This ensures greater performance from the unit as well as lower repair costs.

There are various types of package AC units that include gas/electric and all-electric models. All-electric models are a great option for climates that don’t require being heated, while gas/electric models provide an option for colder areas. Based on the model, there are even combinations that can be used for both cooling and heating the same structure.

Ductless AC Units

Ductless AC units, also known as mini-split systems provide a more comfortable cooling experience without the need for air ducts. The system consists of an indoor wall-mounted unit, an outdoor compressor, and refrigerant tubing which connects the two components. The compressor draws cool air from the room, through the outdoor unit, and then pushes it back through the air ducting inside the. The system can also be used to heat by using the same method in reverse to transfer heat from the outdoor unit and into your home.

Ductless air conditioning is usually the best solution for older homes or spaces without ductwork. They’re also frequently employed to cool and heat garages, sunrooms, workshops and other rooms which wouldn’t be a good fit for a more traditional HVAC solution. Our technicians can install the system. The only thing they need to put the system in place is access to the wall that your indoor unit will be mounted and a suitable location to mount the outside unit.

A ductless system is also able to provide cooling comfort in zones. This means you can keep your home at a comfortable temperature while guests can remain at their preferred temperature. This type of system also provides greater energy efficiency as no duct-related air loss is evident. Some manufacturers even offer rebates to encourage customers to purchase their new systems.

Another option is to utilize a multi-zone ductless unit that includes an outdoor compressor that is connected to multiple indoor units. Each unit is situated in the space that you wish to cool or heat, and is controlled by its own remote. This setup gives you the option of setting the temperature for each area in your building, making it an ideal choice for commercial buildings with multiple areas that require different cooling requirements.

The indoor units each feature air filters that take out pollutants and other allergens from the air, making your workplace more healthy for employees and clients alike. This is especially useful in restaurants, where air quality is a key factor in the overall experience for customers.

Variable Refrigerant flow (VRF) Systems

VRF systems provide a cost-effective option for commercial spaces. They offer precise temperatures and zoning features for different areas of the building, enabling users to tailor their comfort preferences and improve productivity. They also provide a green solution since they efficiently distribute heat.

In VRF systems, the outdoor unit houses a compressor that circulates refrigerant through pipes to indoor units located in different zones or rooms. The compressor regulates its speed in order to precisely match the heating and cooling demands of each zone. This approach avoids unnecessary cycling, which consumes energy. The evaporator coils in the indoor units can also be used to provide heating in conjunction with the system adapting its operation according to.

Zoning capability makes VRF systems ideal for hospitals, offices, schools, and other commercial buildings that have a wide set of needs. The capability to simultaneously cool and heat individual spaces reduces energy consumption and maintenance. The system’s low noise operation results in a quieter environment and improved privacy, making it designed for environments where distractions can be a concern.

The VRF system is well-known for its energy efficiency, which can be evident by the lower cost of utility bills. The system’s ability for heating and cooling multiple zones in a single system is also a major source of savings in energy when compared to other HVAC systems.

VRF systems also have the ability to cut down on the energy consumption of ductwork that’s not in good condition or has the capacity to accommodate newer equipment. The system is more efficient than other heating and cooling systems due to its ability to quickly adapt to changing weather conditions. This flexibility makes the system an ideal choice for commercial buildings such as hotels, restaurants and office spaces that alter their occupancy and usage patterns frequently. It’s also ideal for large buildings that are going through renovations or construction because it is easy to retrofit existing ductwork to satisfy specific building requirements. Contact the team at Mission Mechanical if you want to learn more about how the VRF commercial system can benefit your space. We would be happy to discuss the system with you and help decide if this is the best heating and cooling solution for your business.


A chiller is an HVAC system that maximizes the capacity of your commercial air conditioner. It operates by cooling water and dispersing it throughout your space, reducing the ambient temperature and creating a pleasant space. This is a great option for large buildings or industrial structures that require to cool the air and more.

There are two kinds of chillers: air-cooled and water cooled. Both utilize 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 condenser and evaporator coils to take out heat. They are large in size and are typically located in a mechanical room on the roof or in basements. Water-cooled chillers come with an water box that is connected to an external cooling system such as a tower. They are smaller and have smaller footprints than air-cooled units.

Chillers can also be equipped with boilers, which allows them to heat your space during winter. This is a great way to conserve energy in buildings that require heating and cooling or for areas where demand fluctuates throughout the year. It’s more efficient to get the heat from a heating system than to get it from the outside air.

Maintaining your chiller, just like a packaged unit will increase its efficiency and lower the cost of your utility bills. Some key maintenance tasks include cleaning the evaporator and condenser, checking and servicing the compressor, and performing regular oil changes. If you use a water-cooled chiller and your facility has a water treatment system must be in good working order to avoid corrosion and scaling.

The type of chiller you select will be based on your budget and the needs of your building. A packaged unit could be the best option for small businesses and homes, while a VRF or industrial chiller is the best option for larger structures with special requirements. A professional from 1 Source Mechanical can help you choose the ideal solution for your building.

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