There are a lot of choices available to property owners when it comes to choosing a commercial HVAC system. In fact, there are enough choices as to cause some challenges in determining the system that will best fit your property. When it comes to comparing two HVAC systems, such as forcedair versus ductless, the main question to keep in mind is: which system will best meet your needs? One of the best ways to determine this is to work with a trained professional. RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in commercial HVAC services in Anderson, and our expertise and knowledge can help you with the installation, maintenance and repair of any commercial HVAC system.
Advantages of Both Systems
One of the ways to determine if a system is a good fit for your property is to review the advantages and disadvantages of each system. We will first review the advantages:
- Lower costs – forced air systems typically cost less than other systems, sometimes as much as 40%
- Widely available – forced air systems are very popular, and as such, there are many models and options available for property owners.
- Good energy efficiency – forced air systems can provide 90-95% efficiency when using gas or oil for fuel, and 100% when using electricity.
- No need for ductwork – as per the name, ductless heat pumps do not need air ducts to deliver the heat; instead, they use indoor blowers. This helps with both maintenance and eliminates the possibility of air loss through faulty ductwork.
- Customized cooling and heating – the indoor blowers of a ductless system operate independently, allowing you to cool and heat only the areas that need it. This helps with comfort and energy efficiency.
- Easy expansion – because there is no ductwork, it is easy to add on to a ductless system: just mount another blower and attach it to the outdoor unit.
Disadvantages of Both Systems
- Ductwork is needed for expansion
- Single-temperature thermostat
- Longer installation process
- May need several outdoor units to support blowers
- Ductless systems usually cost more
- Blowers don’t have a “built-in” look
As we mentioned above, working with a specialist is the best way to ensure your cooling and heating needs are met. Call RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts to discuss your commercial HVAC needs in Anderson.