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Pros & Cons Of Installing Roof-Mounted HVAC Commercial Systems

Pros & Cons Of Installing Roof-Mounted HVAC Commercial Systems

Thinking of replacing your existing comfort equipment in your business? You may want to consider upgrading to a roof-mounted HVAC system. Installing this type of equipment, however, comes with benefits and drawbacks that you need to be aware of.

Keep reading to know the pros and cons of upgrading to roof-mounted HVAC commercial systems:

Roof-Mounted HVAC Commercial System

For commercial buildings, the correct placement of HVAC systems plays a critical role when it comes to cost-saving and efficiency. One common location where the comfort equipment is placed is on the roof.

HVAC systems can be mounted on the roof or sometimes on slab base in the basement, depending on which part of the building they are used. For smaller buildings, contractors estimate the capacity and choose the right HVAC equipment that suits the heating or cooling requirement of the building.

HVAC equipment for larger buildings, on the other hand, is estimated, analyzed, and designed by engineers, and service managers, with commissioning and fabrication services included from specialty mechanical contractors.

Benefits of Roof-Mounted HVAC Commercial System

Saves More Space

For commercial buildings, roofs are ideally the most suitable place to install HVAC systems. Since the entire components of the system are placed in a self-contained cabinet, and the roof’s space is not occupied, it could be a great place for installation. This can free enough floor space that can be used for other manufacturing purposes. 

Easy System Installation

Installation of the roof-mounted HVAC system is much simpler and easier. It only requires the installation of correct vibration isolation rails for the system in a self-contained cabinet to eliminate vibrations and reduce operational noise.

Central Location for Both Heating and Cooling

Roof-mounted HVAC equipment eliminates the need for separate systems; it is designed to tackle both heating and cooling demands of the building.  Besides convenience, this method is also beneficial for maintenance and repair services. Servicing the equipment can be done without disturbing the functions and operations of your business.  

Drawbacks of Roof-Mounted HVAC Commercial System

Roof-mounted systems are exposed to natural elements such as rain, dust, sun, and hail due to their placement. For this reason, they can be at risk of damage over time. This is why regular maintenance is essential to keep the system working efficiently and properly.

Whether you are breaking the ground for a new facility or you want to change the location of your existing commercial HVAC system, proper placement of your equipment should be considered. A roof-mounted HVAC system can be your best bet.

Contact us at Iceberg Mechanical if you are looking for a quality installation of your roof-mounted HVAC system. We can customize and install a system that suits your needs.

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