When looking into HVAC services you may wonder if there is much of a difference between commercial HVAC and residential HVAC systems. While it seems like it should be similar because both involve HVAC systems, they are actually very different. Here are some of the key differences between commercial HVAC services and residential HVAC systems.
- Price: The prices of commercial HVAC services and residential HVAC services can differ greatly. Commercial HVAC services tend to be a lot more expensive. There are a lot of reasons for this, from size to complexity to experience required.
- Size: A commercial HVAC system is going to be significantly larger than a residential system. This means larger and significantly more parts as the system tries to heat and cool a much larger building than a residential home.
- Efficiency: A commercial HVAC system may be more efficient than a residential one. This is primarily due to size, in that while a commercial HVAC system costs significantly more to run, per square foot it will be less expensive. Growing things on a scale means greater efficiency and lower cost per unit, but much higher total cost.
- Complexity: With a larger system comes more moving parts. More moving parts means the system is larger and more complex. This is why commercial HVAC systems need specific maintenance needs because they not only have more parts but more complicated systems.
There are a lot of differences between residential and commercial HVAC systems. From cost to size, it is important to hire the right person for the right HVAC system.