What is the Difference Between Commercial Air Conditioning and Residential Air Conditioning

Air conditioning requirements vary, so what is the difference between commercial and residential air conditioning? Many of the differences depend on the building, particularly the size. Commercial and residential air conditioning also have different requirements. In this article, we look at the functions and their differences.

Air Conditioning for Commercial Property

Installing combined heating and cooling units on commercial property roofs is expected. As air conditioning can be noisy, roof installation reduces the excess sound from the unit. Limiting disruption and distraction is essential with the larger size of units powering more significant-sized buildings. Also, as the workspace needs to be cost-efficient, roofline installations of commercial air conditioning units require minimal operational space inside the building.

It makes sense that large commercial buildings require more power for temperature control, as commercial buildings are usually larger than residential. In the UK, we can assume that the average home is roughly 2,800 square feet, and the average commercial property is up to 18.000 square ft. Designing a commercial air conditioning system to be more powerful makes sense, as efficient temperature control is affected by the many occupants of the commercial spaces. The staff, visitors, and customers may arrive and frequently leave in commercial property space. The air conditioning and heat loss require considerable power consumption. Residential buildings have fewer occupants, usually families, who can better control their power needs and energy bills.

Air Conditioning for Residential Property and Homes

Air conditioning units for residential property and homes are usually centrally connected with condensers, operators and ducts. The precise location varies to maximise the airflow. The power requirements and energy usage of a residential air conditioning system in a residential property or home are relatively low.

Residential air conditioning systems must integrate into homes with subtlety so that the unit isn’t on display. Although air conditioning is a fantastic addition for homeowners, many factors affect the size, style and location. The opportunities for temperature control are fabulous in the height of summer, coldest winter days and all year round. There are many health benefits for people who work from home and want clean, fresh air in their environment during temperature extremes. Air conditioning in work-from-home scenarios can also boost productivity.

Discover the Differences Between Air Conditioning Models

If you need commercial air conditioning or commercial HVAC solutions, talk to an air conditioning specialist. Establishing what your building requires uses factors such as the size of your building, layout, location and the number of rooms etc. Contact SDH for a FREE quote today. Simply call, email or fill in our contact form.