The initial installation of a HVAC system is more complicated than choosing a unit and hooking it up. It requires careful planning and there are many things to take into consideration for both residential and commercial properties. If you’re in the process of constructing a new home or commercial building or if you’re moving into a new facility that has not previously had a HVAC system, here are a few important factors that you should be aware of when you need AC installation in Miami.
Choosing the Best AC Unit for the Facility
Installing an AC unit for commercial property requires careful planning. Most commercial HVAC units are located on the rooftop of the facility and most large facilities have multiple units. The number of units required will depend on the square footage of the facility, the height of the ceilings and the size of the units purchased. You can’t just pick out a unit that you think will work or you’re going to run into many problems later.
The same information is required when installing a HVAC unit for residential property in order to ensure maximum efficiency is achieved. How well the facility is insulated will also make a difference. All of this information is needed to determine how many units the facility needs and what BTU they should be. Choosing a unit that is too small, will cause it to work too hard, wear out faster and use more energy. Choosing a unit that is too big will also waste energy because the larger a unit is, the more energy it consumes.
The Location of the Unit
The location of the unit, whether it’s for a commercial or residential property is also important. The main thing to know about the location is that the unit needs to be turned away from traffic if on the rooftop. Ground units are usually placed in back of the home or building. While this is partly done for cosmetic reasons, it also helps to reduce the amount of debris that can settle on the coils.
When the coils get dirty, the unit runs hot and airflow is reduced. It can also cause your air conditioner to freeze up, which can be a big problem. Placing the AC unit in a central location, when possible, will also help to ensure all areas of the facility receives the same amount of air flow, helping to reduce hot spots.
Hire a Professional
In order to achieve the best results, it’s recommended that you look for a professional HVAC company in Miami to do the job. A professional installer will know exactly what factors to consider and he will help you find the best options for your needs. He will do an inspection of the facility, evaluate your needs and go over all the details with you before beginning the work.
Another great thing about hiring a professional is that he will provide you with AC installation estimates, so you can determine which options are best for you financially.
AC installation in Fort Lauderdale and Miami requires careful planning or you could run into a lot of problems that could have been prevented, including spending more money to fix the issues that arise. For this reason, hiring a professional is a great investment.
The professional technicians at 40 Degrees Air & Refrigeration will inspect your facility, recommend the best AC unit for your needs and provide you with an estimate for installing the unit. Give us a call today to make an appointment.