Posts Tagged ‘Commercial HVAC’

3 Things to Look for in a Commercial AC Technician

Monday, July 24th, 2017

commercial-hvac-technicianIf you own a business or manage an office space in the area, you need a qualified technician to handle issues with your commercial air conditioning system. Our summers are too hot to let a problem simply sit, and a loss of air conditioning for even a few hours can be devastating: driving away customers and forcing your employees to work in unpleasant conditions. In some cases, it can even damage important components to your operation, like computer banks. (more…)

What Do You Need in a Commercial AC Service?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

If you own a business or manage an office space here in Boynton Beach, FL, you know how much a reliable air conditioning system matters. Commercial HVAC units are put to the test each and every day in summers as warm as hours, and breakdowns simply aren’t an option. In a residence, if your air conditioner fails, you can hunker down and wait for the cavalry. That’s simply not an option for commercial enterprises. Even a few hours without air conditioning can turn your business into an oven: driving away customers, dropping productivity to zero and even endangering key pieces of equipment like computers. You need a service that can handle commercial HVAC systems to take care of the problem. But how can you tell what you need, and which service is the most reliable? Here are a few tips. (more…)

Why Are Rooftop Units Such a Good Fit for Commercial Air Conditioners?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

We have our share of business spaces here in Boynton Beach, FL, and they need proper air conditioning just like residential spaces. Commercial HVAC systems need to function at a higher level since they’re supporting a larger space and since even a few hours without one can be devastating to your company. You may have noticed that many business us modular rooftop units to facilitate this, and at first glance, the very notion may seem like folly. Why put an air conditioner on the roof, where it will bake in the Florida sun? In point of fact, however, it provides a number of key benefits to your business, that you would do well to consider if you’re an owner or an office manager. (more…)

What to Look for in a Commercial HVAC Repair Service

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Commercial buildings, whether they contain office space, retail space or restaurants, still depend on heating and air conditioning systems to keep their interiors comfortable. Indeed, it’s even more important to keep commercial HVAC systems functioning than residential systems, since most people spend the heat of our Deerfield Beach, FL summers inside office space or retail space. If you own a business or are charged with managing an office in the area, you need to make sure your system stays up and running no matter what. Losing heat or air can have a devastating effect on employee productivity, as well as driving customers away. Here’s a few things to look for in a commercial HVAC repair service to ensure that that never happens. (more…)

Benefits of Using Modular Units for Commercial HVAC Systems

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Commercial HVAC systems differ from residential systems both in terms of the space they need to keep cool and the logistical issues that come from multiple stories, greater numbers of people occupying the building, and the temperature needs of equipment like computers. As such, you need to approach the issue of commercial HVAC systems differently. With winter here in Boynton Beach, FL, now is the time to consider a change in your business’s HVAC system. Modular units, which consist of multiple identical units instead of one big one, offer a number of benefits over centralized units, at least as far as commercial and office space goes. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the more prominent ones. (more…)

Air Conditioning FAQ: What are Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

At Astro Air, we want to help our commercial customers save energy and money. That’s why we specialize in Boca Raton commercial HVAC services, and we install and maintain variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. If you own a commercial space, these systems are ideal. Here’s how they work.

VRF systems are more efficient than most HVAC systems on the market today. Air source VRF systems offer zone control and don’t need to use ductwork, which can cause air loss and poor indoor air quality. This makes them easy to maintain as well, which means that you don’t have as much operation cost.

They work much like any other ductless system. The “variable” part of VRF indicates that there are variable amounts of refrigerant that can be sent to each evaporator, and each evaporator is a part of a unit that is controlled by a thermostat in that zone of the building. In fact, some models include special inverters and dual compressors outdoors to maintain smooth operation and temperature levels throughout the building.

The zone control comes in with the option of shutting the units off in certain zones that are not used, which saves money and energy. Because there’s no ductwork, there’s no need to worry about affecting the pressure in the ductwork. In addition, VRF systems don’t use large fans, which means that they are quieter and even more efficient. The savings you get from that level of efficiency are significant. Not only that, but you also are helping the environment by not using as much energy.

Whether you are building a new commercial building, or remodeling an older one, VRF systems may be just the right solution for your commercial heating and cooling needs. ideal for retrofitting older buildings without destroying the original integrity.

Let Astro Air help you save energy and lower operation costs with a new variable refrigerant flow HVAC system. Call the Boca Raton commercial HVAC experts at Astro Air today!