Although most people are familiar with residential air conditioning systems, not many are abreast with what is available for commercial use. It should be noted that the designs as well as the components of commercial air conditioning systems vary quite a bit from their residential counterparts. This is because each system is designed for different applications, especially when it comes to the different requirements for commercial use. Buildings such as warehouses, factories, manufacturing plants and office blocks will each have their own air conditioning needs, which are not the same. This is why it is important to know some of the different types of commercial air conditioning units that are available to you from HVAC contractors like Nilsair Pty Ltd.
The radiant and forced air commercial air conditioning units.
These systems include two general methods of regulating the temperature of a given space. A traditional radiator is what would be most familiar with the radiant commercial air conditioning systems. This is because the radiant systems will transfer both hot temperatures as well as cool temperatures by making use of a series of pipes that carry either hot water or cold water. These pipes tend to be concealed under floors or hidden behind walls. Forced air systems will make use of ductwork as well as fans to achieve the circulation of air in and around a building. Once the air has been sucked out of a building, the furnace coils will condition the air so as to change its temperature and then transfer it back to the ductwork system.
Single and multiple zone commercial air conditioning systems
The phrases single and multiple zones refer to the amount of control, as well as the method that will be used, by a commercial air conditioning system. A single zone system will have one control panel. This is what will be used to regulate temperatures across an entire floor or several rooms on the same floor simultaneously. On the other hand, the multiple zone systems will have several controls that will regulate the temperatures of several areas such as different floors or various rooms. A single zone commercial air conditioning system requires little equipment to set up and thus tends to be an affordable option for smaller businesses. However, multiple zone systems tend to be much more popular as it allows people to regulate the temperatures of various rooms in the building without affecting each other or various other zones.