Commercial Heating & Cooling System FAQ’s
Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems can be complex and trying to understand which one is right for your business or commercial property can be daunting. Our Commercial Heating & Cooling System FAQ’s will help you understand what you should know when choosing a Heating & Cooling System and how to choose the best Commercial Heating & Cooling System Company who will guide you through the decisions you need to make.
What is a Commercial Heating & Cooling System?
A Commercial Heating & Cooling System will both heat and cool your business or commercial property with one system. They can be big complex systems in a large industrial unit to ensure it has the capacity to both heat and cool. Both heating and air conditioning work on the principle that heat always moves from a warm object to a cooler one, just as water flows from a higher to a lower level and heating and cooling systems facilitate this. Heating and cooling systems are known as HVAC systems.
What does HVAC stand for?
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning and they are one system that regulates the inside temperature to the temperature you want your room or area to be.
What is the difference between HVAC and air conditioning systems?
An HVAC system will heat and cool a property whilst an air conditioning system will only cool.
What is the difference between a Commercial Heating & Cooling System to a Domestic Heating & Cooling System?
A commercial heating and cooling system will be bigger with more vents and piping to ensure the warm and cool air is directed to the areas you want and has suitable power to heat and cool larger commercial properties, compared to a domestic heating and cooling systems which will be much smaller.
What types of Commercial Heating & Cooling System are there?
Choosing a commercial heating and cooling system for your property or business can be really confusing so it’s really important that you use a qualified and experienced heating and cooling engineer or company who has the experience of planning and installing commercial systems as they will know which one will give you what you need and work most efficiently for you.
How efficient is a Commercial Heating & Cooling System?
Newer style heating and cooling systems are now much more efficient than older style systems which tend to consume far more energy to give the temperature output you are looking for. Outdated heating and cooling systems waste energy and will result in higher energy bills as well as the increased potential of breaking down.
What do I need to consider when thinking about a Commercial Heating & Cooling System?
Commercial heating and cooling systems can be expensive, complex and you need to think about a lot of factors to ensure you choose the right one. Always use a qualified and experienced heating and cooling system engineer or business who will assess your needs, your building and recommend the best system for you. A good Heating & Cooling system business will work with the best brands on the market and be able to plan and design your system to be energy-efficient and cost-effective for you, as well as plan your installation to ensure your business is not impacted. They will also offer you maintenance and repair services as well as a heating and cooling system warranty.
Qualified and experienced heating and cooling system engineers will ensure the system they install complies with all the UK regulations and you will have the documents to prove that it has been professionally installed and tested by a qualified and registered Engineer.
How big are Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems?
Sizes will depend on its heating and cooling capability as well as your requirements. A system that has to work overly hard to heat or cool an area will overwork which will decrease how long it lasts. A system that is too big for your property will increase your electricity bill and running costs without there the need for it so it is crucial to use a professional and reputable heating and cooling engineer or business when you are making your decision.
Who can install a Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems?
The installation of a new HVAC system should always be performed by a registered and professional HVAC installer. Attempting to install an HVAC unit without the proper training and knowledge can be dangerous and incorrect installation will cause damage to the system, as well as reduced efficiency, increasing the costs to heat and cool your business.
When should you install a new Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems?
There are signs that your commercial heating and cooling system need replacing and they can often be identified before it breaks down completely which will save you and your business a huge amount of time and money.
- Frequent breakdowns and repairs
- The system switches off and needs to be restarted regularly
- The system takes a long time to warm and cool your property to your required temperature
- It is making noises, creaking, humming, buzzing, groaning will all be a sign it is struggling and needs replacing or a good service
- Your energy bills are going up
How often should a Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems be replaced?
A good, serviced and well-maintained heating and cooling system should last anything from 10 to 15 years and they can often last longer if they are well looked after and serviced regularly.
How long does a Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems last?
With proper maintenance and regular servicing, they are expected to last at anything from 10 to 15 years or longer.
Why would you install a Commercial Heating & Cooling System?
A commercial heating and cooling system will save you money in the long run. If you have a system which is having to work really hard to heat or cool your commercial business or property then it won’t last as long as it should and you will often be paying for a replacement earlier than you should. A commercial heating and cooling system can be designed around your business and its needs and good heating and cooling engineers will programme it to ensure it offers you the best energy efficiency, saving you money in the long run.
What types of property would a Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems need to be installed in?
Warehouses, factories, leisure centres, schools, churches, halls, warehouses, sports halls, retail outlets, supermarkets, distribution centres, workshops, garages, pubs, universities, offices, hotels, clubs and many more.
What are the benefits of replacing a Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems?
Whatever business you are running it is important to keep your premises at a regulated temperature for your staff, customers and any stock that you are holding. A heating and cooling system will offer:
- Improved working conditions for staff as well as happy customers who want to come back
- Increased property value
- Happier employees
- Lower running costs
- Lower energy bills
- Greater reliability
How much does a Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems cost?
Every commercial property is unique which makes it difficult to estimate how much it will cost you. The cost of an HVAC system will depend on the type and size of the system and the technology and special features that you go with.
A professional heating and cooling company will break down all of these costs and the benefits you will get from it, comparing it to the costs and benefits of other systems available to help you decide which is the right one for you and your business.
Is a Commercial Heating & Cooling System good value?
A good, efficient and well-maintained HVAC system will save you money in the long run as it will regulate and provide a consistent temperature which you set. An older system will cost you more in energy bills, replacement part costs and repair costs, as well as any impacts to your business if it breaks down.
How often should I have my Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems Serviced?
Your commercial heating and cooling system should be serviced annually and recommended actions taken to ensure it stays in good and efficient working order.
Why should I have my Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems serviced?
Regular servicing will prolong and often extend the life of an HVAC system as well as maximise its performance through its life, keeping your energy costs down and minimising break downs.
Are HVAC Systems covered under a warranty?
If your commercial HVAC system new enough to be covered by a warranty then an annual service is normally required to keep its warranty valid.
Who should I get to service my Commercial Heating & Cooling Systems?
A qualified heating and cooling engineer who is HVAC registered is the only trade that should install, test and service an HVAC system.
What are the benefits of having a Commercial Heating & Cooling System serviced?
If you don’t have your HVAC system serviced annually it will quickly develop issues which can cause breakdowns and costly repairs later down the line which is why an annual service can avoid any unwanted disruptions, keeping it running at its best all year round.
A regular service will:
- Keep it running efficiently, reducing your energy bills
- Make it last longer without the need for replacement
- Minimises costly breakdowns
- Keeps you and your employees safe and in a regulated temperature
- Gives you peace of mind it is running efficiently
What should I look for in a Commercial Heating & Cooling System company?
Do your research and look for businesses that offer installation, repair, maintenance and emergency call-out services. Look for customer reviews, good and bad and all of this will help you decide who you should use as well as asking for recommendations from other local businesses. BPS offers a full installation service, repairs, maintenance and servicing throughout South Wales including Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.
BPS is a family-owned facilities business in South Wales who work across Wales and throughout the M4 Corridor. All of our team are employed by BPS and are DBS vetted engineers who are based in and around South Wales.
We have 3 Core Business Teams which include:
- Emergency repair services
- Scheduled & preventative maintenance services
- A specialist project division which will plan, design and install new systems and equipment
We offer gas, mechanical and electrical engineering solutions, central heating, electrical, air conditioning, HVAC systems, catering and refrigeration systems.
Our professional service is unrivalled and we deliver exceptional value for money solutions to commercial businesses and properties. We are available to take your telephone call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and will ensure the appropriate engineer and team is dispatched to you the moment you need it. Our technical support team is always on hand to resolve any questions our team who are out on a job might have and this enables us to fix and repair systems and equipment quickly and safely.
Our BPS Gas Services and Commercial Gas Engineers Offer:
- Rapid, Reputable, Responsive Professional Service
- Dedicated engineers on call 24/7/365
- Emergency call-outs 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
- Engineers routinely fix 90% of breakdowns on the initial visit
- Design, Planned Maintenance & Emergency Callout Service
- Project design
Our Commercial Building Services and Systems:
- HVAC services
- Gas services, boiler & heating plants
- Electrical services
- Air Conditioning and climate control
- Catering, kitchen equipment and refrigeration
- Laundry & textile care
- Building management systems
- Fire alarms and access control
We offer bespoke and specific planned repair and maintenance packages for commercial building owners and businesses and this includes inspection, servicing, maintenance and repair and certification contracts with access to our highly reactive emergency support teams. Our care packages make sure that your systems and appliances are fully serviced and certified giving you peace of mind together with smooth and hassle-free, dependable operation.
Our team of gas engineers, joiners, electricians, engineers and construction engineers have all the skills needed in order to make certain your project runs smoothly, efficiently and on time without anyone having to manage subcontractors.
If you are searching for Commercial Heating and Cooling System installation, servicing, any sort of repair or routine maintenance anywhere in Wales or the surrounding areas then please give us a call on 029 2048 4114 and we will be happy to deal with any query or emergency you may have.