Lake Macquarie &
Hunter Commercial Air Conditioning
Lake Macquarie & Hunter Air Conditioning have years of experience designing and constructing commercial and office air conditioning. From confined office spaces to larger open plan halls, we have the air conditioning solutions for your business’ needs.
Types of Commercial Air Conditioning Systems
Most commercial properties have some form of air conditioning system installed, whether they’re a small shop or a large public space. There are so many different commercial applications for heating and cooling systems, though, that they come with a variety of setups and layouts.
There are three main types of systems. Each uses the same basic technology and includes wall- or ceiling-mounted indoor units to control the individual temperatures in each separate space. But they each suit very different needs best.
Split System Air Conditioning
These are the most affordable type of commercial air conditioning system. They are a popular choice for small commercial buildings like small offices, shops, server rooms and cafés. Larger spaces or multiple rooms can be served by combining multiple units. The one drawback is that you need enough external space to allow for an outdoor unit with every indoor unit. Because each unit is self-contained, all the other units remain fully functional even when one unit breaks down. They’re versatile and can be used for any number of applications. They are also energy-efficient. And lastly, their affordability makes them a popular choice for many small to medium-sized businesses.
Multi-Split System Air Conditioning
These work similarly to single split systems. But, depending on the model, you can connect as many as 9 indoor units to a single outdoor unit. This makes them a popular choice for commercial properties like restaurants, mid-sized office buildings, doctor’s surgeries and larger shops. Another advantage is that you can combine different types of indoor units in this system. For example, you could have an air curtain at your entrance and a combination of wall- and ceiling-mounted aircon units spread through your commercial property. They are more complex, though, and require more ductwork than multiple single splits.
VRF or VRV Air Conditioning
This stands for variable refrigerant flow or volume, and the technology was originally developed by Daikin. It is one of the best types of systems for medium to large applications that include commercial properties such as retail spaces, larger offices, mixed-use buildings and hotels. They’re extremely efficient, reliable and easy to control.
Installing them is also usually relatively easy and requires minimal disruption. There are two different types of VRF/VRV systems. Heat pump systems are best for large open-plan areas, while heat recovery systems are best for buildings with many individual rooms.