Commercial HVAC Systems in Ontario
The modern commercial or office building consists of many sophisticated systems. These systems consist of foundations, support systems, plumbing and lighting fixtures, amongst others. Another major part of any building is the HVAC system. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Onyx Heating & Air Conditioning is Ontario’s premier HVAC specialist. We have experience working on both large and small scale commercial buildings. We are able to find a solution for any need. We see each project as a new opportunity to learn, grow and come up with customized solutions for our valued customers.
The Role of a Commercial HVAC System
Good air quality is an essential component to maintaining the good health and work habits of any commercial building’s occupants. Without proper air quality, workers and staff cannot do their jobs since it is not humane to neglect this essential worker’s requirement. If air quality and temperature are neglected, the productivity and morale of the workers inside is greatly compromised. The role of a commercial HVAC unit is to provide the following:
- Temperature Control: To maintain a comfortable temperature in every room in the building.
- Quality Air Circulation: To provide fresh air to the occupants of the building.
- Air Filtration: To remove allergens, toxins, contaminants and dust in the air via various high tech filtration systems.
- Energy Efficiency: To be cost effective so that the proprietor of the building is not over-spending on energy bills.
The Essential Difference Between Residential and Commercial HVAC
Because of the larger demand that a commercial or office building places on an HVAC system, it is not uncommon for many commercial HVAC systems in Ontario to differ in components and structure than the typical Ontario residential home. In a home, a furnace or heat pump cools the air in the summer and heats it in the winter. In a home, it is typical to have just one thermostat that communicates with the furnace after measuring the temperature in just one room, assuming that the rest of the house is more or less the same temperature.
Because of the simple fact that in a commercial space there are more people and more equipment, this will generate more heat. Furthermore, the temperature may fluctuate drastically from one room to another, depending on the amount of people or what type of equipment is inside. Upon inspecting your commercial space, our Ontario experts will determine how many “zones” are needed in your space, depending on the requirements of each section of the building. Each zone will have its corresponding thermostat, therefore customizing the temperature of the space according to the needs of the zone. In this way, a zone with lots of heat-producing equipment will have its own thermostat whereas a lobby, which tends to be cooler, will also have its own thermostat.
To find out more information about the different commercial HVAC systems and products that we offer in Ontario, call us today and speak with one of our Onyx Heating & Air Conditioning representatives!