Rooftop Units Systems
When it comes to commercial air conditioning, the great workhorses are rooftop units. People are accustomed to seeing rows of air conditioner cabinets along the top of office and retail buildings. But the rooftop unit, because of its space-saving quality and ease of service, continues to be the most popular for business use.
Rooftop unit systems are what are known as package units in the HVAC industry. A package unit is set apart from a split system, which is the common type of air conditioner/heat pump found in houses. A split system has an outdoor cabinet and an indoor cabinet with different sets of components. With a rooftop package unit, all the components are housed in one cabinet stored on the top of the building. Rooftop HVAC units are packaged systems installed on rooftops that tie directly into a building’s ductwork. In addition to lower installation costs, rooftop HVAC systems offer more options and versatility than others found on the market.
Rooftop unit systems can be configured either as air conditioners or as heat pumps capable of both heating and cooling. With the installation of a humidistat on a rooftop unit, it can also control humidity and permit the ventilation of fresh air into the system; this is a benefit that split systems do not have, and it is a great asset for increasing indoor air quality.
Advantages of Rooftop Commercial Air Conditioning Systems
- More Secure – Ground level HVAC system are at greater risk of being vandalized
- Less noise pollution – Roof-mounted commercial air conditioning systems are out of earshot, helping the building seem quieter
- Minimize dirt and damage – Rooftop units tend to stay cleaner and safer from debris and accidental damage.
- Ease of maintenance – With rooftop HVAC units, a technician has easy access to all the modules.
- Power choices – Rooftop HVAC units run on natural gas or electricity.