Types of Commercial Air Conditioners

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

When choosing a contractor for commercial AC installation, ensure that they are licensed and skilled in working on these types of systems. This will ensure that they can determine the right tonnage for your location.

Packaged AC Units

There are a variety of HVAC systems available however a packaged AC system is the most popular. These types of air conditioning units integrate cooling and heating into one system making them a fantastic alternative for commercial spaces that require to make space. These systems, also known as roof-top units, are commonly seen in office buildings and malls.

In a standard packaged system, all of the components are contained in an outdoor cabinet which is connected to the building via sheet metal ductwork. When the cooling or heating process is in progress the air is pushed through the ductwork and flows past evaporator coils. The coolant inside of the evaporator coils absorbs heat that is in the air and the blower motor inside the air conditioner releases the conditioned air back into the building. The used coolant can then be recirculated through the compressor and evaporator to be reused.

The components of a package system are all situated outside. This makes them smaller than a split system and they don’t need an indoor furnace. This kind of system is usually simpler to maintain since there aren’t any ducts for animals or insects to make nests in, and the parts are less prone to suffering from weather-related rust or damage.

Packaged units are less expensive to install since they are a single unit. They are usually more energy efficient since they don’t need to heat and cool multiple spaces like split systems.

The system also has the benefit of being manufactured in a factory in which the components are not exposed to extreme temperatures. This leads to a higher performance of the unit and lower repair costs.

There are different types of package ACs available, including all-electric or gas/electric models. All-electric models are an excellent choice for warmer climates which don’t need to be heated, while gas/electric models offer a solution for colder areas. There are also combination units that can be used to heat and cool the same structure, based on the model you choose.

Ductless AC Units

Mini-split AC units, also known as ductless AC units, offer more comfortable cooling experience without the use of air ducts. The system consists of an indoor wall mounted unit, an outdoor compressor and refrigerant tubes connecting the two components. The compressor pulls cool air from the room, through the outdoor unit and then pushes it 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 into your home.

Ductless air conditioners are typically the best option for older homes or spaces which don’t have ductwork. They’re also commonly employed to cool and heat sunrooms, garages, workshops, and other rooms that wouldn’t benefit from traditional HVAC solutions. Our technicians are able to install the system. All they need to install the system is access to the wall that your indoor unit will be mounted and a suitable spot to mount the outside unit.

A ductless system is also able to provide cooling comfort in zones. This means that you’ll be able to keep your home at a moderate temperature while allowing your guests to maintain their preferred temperature. This type of system also offers greater energy efficiency, because no duct-related loss of air is evident. Some brands offer discounts 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 located in the space you want to cool or warm, and each has its own remote. This configuration lets you manage the temperature in every area of your building. It is a popular option for commercial spaces that have multiple zones with different needs for cooling.

Each indoor unit has air filters to remove allergens and pollutants, resulting in an environment that is healthier for employees and customers. This is especially beneficial in restaurants, where the air quality is a major factor in the overall experience of customers.

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems

VRF systems offer an energy-efficient option for commercial spaces. They offer precise temperature control for different areas in the building. The occupants can modify their comfort and productivity. They also offer a green solution as 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 modulates the speed to match precisely with the cooling and heating needs of each zone. This prevents unnecessary cycling, which wastes energy. The evaporator coils can be used to heat the room. In addition, the system will adjust its operation according to the temperature.

Zoning technology makes VRF systems ideal for hospitals, offices as well as schools and commercial buildings that have a diverse array of needs. The capability to simultaneously cool and heat each space reduces energy consumption overall and maintenance costs. The low noise level makes this system ideal for spaces that are concerned about distractions.

The VRF system is renowned for its energy efficiency, which can be evident by the lower utility bills. The system’s ability for heating and cooling multiple zones in a single system can result in significant savings on energy compared to other HVAC technology.

VRF systems also have the ability to cut down on energy consumption in existing ductwork that is not in good condition or does not have the capacity to accommodate modern equipment. The system’s ability to quickly adapt to changing weather conditions enables it to operate more efficiently than other forms of heating and cooling. This flexibility makes it a preferred option for office buildings as well as restaurants, hotels and other commercial structures that are frequently changing their usage and occupying patterns. It’s a great choice for large buildings that are that are undergoing renovations or construction. It’s easy to retrofit existing ductwork and it is able to meet specific building requirements. If you’re interested in learning more about how a commercial VRF system can improve your workplace, please get in touch with Mission Mechanical. Mission Mechanical. We would be happy to discuss the system with you and assist you to determine if it is the right heating and cooling solution for your company.


A chiller is an HVAC system that increases your commercial air conditioner’s capacity. It operates by cooling water and spreading it across your area, reducing ambient air temperature and creating a comfortable environment. This is an excellent option for larger buildings or industrial facilities that have a need to cool more than just the air.

There are two main chillers: water-cooled and air-cooled. Both utilize absorption or compressing vapor to cool a refrigerant and then cycle through various temperatures. Air cooled chillers have fans that push air over the evaporator and condenser coils to eliminate heat. They are big in footprint and are usually located in a mechanical room on the roof or in a basement. Water-cooled chillers are equipped with an water box that is connected to an external cooling system, like a tower. They are typically smaller and have a smaller footprint than air-cooled units.

Chillers are also equipped with boilers that can be used to heat your home in winter. This is an efficient method to reduce energy consumption in a structure that requires both cooling and heating or in areas with seasonal fluctuations in demand. For instance, it’s more efficient to draw heat from a boiler than to draw it from the cold air outside.

Like a packaged unit maintaining your chiller will increase its efficiency and decrease your utility costs. Cleaning the evaporator, condenser and compressor, as well as checking and servicing the compressed chiller are a few of the key maintenance tasks. If you use chillers that are water-cooled or water-cooled, the water treatment system inside your facility must be in good shape to prevent corrosion and scaling.

The kind of chiller you select will be based on your budget and the requirements of your building. A packaged chiller is the ideal choice for small businesses or residences. However a VRF chiller or industrial chiller might be the best option for larger structures. A professional from 1 Source Mechanical can help you choose the ideal solution for your building.

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