If your next project involves installing a commercial air conditioning system, you will need to follow a specific guide. In most cases, this will be an HVAC system, but if it does not contain a heating component, it’s simply going to be an air conditioning unit designed for a commercial size building. Ducting, if it is not already installed, will need to be put in. This will require specific tools to cut out openings. You will also need an electric screwdriver to mount the air conditioning unit securely and safely. Once you are done, it should work flawlessly. Here are the steps that you need to take to install a commercial AC unit using our commercial air conditioning installation guide.
Determine What Type Of System You Have
The first thing that you need to do is determine what type of AC system you are installing. If you are like most businesses, you will have a split system air conditioning unit. This means you are going to have components that will be both outside and inside. The air handler is what you will install on the inside. This will contain the evaporator coil in the blower. On the outside you will have what most people considered to be the air conditioning unit, yet in reality it is nothing more than a metal casing which is designed to hold the compressor and condenser. There will be refrigerant lines that will connect the two, and you must hook it up to a power system. This could be propane, but in many cases, it will connect to your electrical system for your building.
How To Set Everything up
On the outside of the building you must have a level concrete surface where you will place the casing that will have the condenser and compressor. You will drill holes into the side of your building which will allow you to feed the refrigerant lines to the evaporator coil. The blower is separate, used to literally blow the cold air into the ducting system. The most tedious process will be installing the ducting, if it is not already there, and then you will hooked that up to the blower unit. Finally, you will need to install your thermostat so that the system will know what temperature it is inside so that it can automatically turn on once it gets too hot.
Once you test the system, the units should both activate simultaneously. They work together to extract the heat out of the air, and then blow the colder air throughout the building. Make sure that you are getting one that is rated for the building that you are in. Otherwise, it may not provide you with very much cool air at all. It won’t have the power to blow the air very far, let alone extract the heat from the atmosphere to create the cold air. Once you have tested it, and if you have followed all of these directions, you should have a fully functional air conditioning system. This commercial air conditioning installation guide should provide you with enough basic information to follow through on this project.