Commercial Air Conditioning Installations
Using a trusted, proven air conditioning team is important if you want to meet project deadlines, budgets, along with emergency support and maintenance contracts.
At Advanced Air, we proudly work with Queensland, NSW and national companies like Aldi and McDonald’s, designing and installing leading Daikin and Fujitsu commercial systems for businesses, schools and hospitals where quality clean air, comfort, efficiency and reliability matter.
Commercial Air Conditioning Installations And Support
Just as important as installing the right system on any commercial or public premises, Advanced Air also provides 24/7 support for emergencies with a rapid response time. So no matter if you own a cafe or a large shopping centre, we will be there to support you during and post installation.
Understanding The Different Types of Commercial Air Conditioning Systems
Air conditioning is a must in our warmer Queensland and Nth NSW climates, and therefore used in most commercial properties during business hours and many public spaces like libraries.
To cater for the vastly different commercial and public buildings, commercial air conditioning systems can be configured in a number of layouts, along with vastly different heating and cooling capacities from Daikin and Fujitsu.
There are near infinite arrangements, but the main systems are:
- Single Split Air Conditioning Systems
- Multi-Split Air Conditioning Systems
- VRF or VRV Air Conditioning Systems
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All of these systems however, use similar technology but have vastly different applications. So it’s important to find the solution that right for your business. Let’s take a deeper look at these three main options.
1. Split System Commercial Air Conditioning
Single splits are the most cost effective type of commercial air conditioning system when it comes to installation. Single splits are perfect for use in smaller commercial buildings with heating and cooling options. For these reasons, Daikin systems are ideal for small offices, shops including restaurants and cafes, along with cooling smaller server rooms.
Even as the cheapest type of commercial air conditioning system when compared to installing the other systems mentioned on this page, single splits are still highly energy efficient and include the latest remote technology.
Single split air conditioning systems are also stand alone, meaning that if one unit breaks down or has issues, which is not common when you invest in Daikin and Fujitsu quality, but if it does happen, your other units remain fully functional.
The only downside of split system commercial air conditioning systems is that you need ample external space because you’ll need one split system outdoor unit for every indoor unit you install.
2. Multi-Split Air Conditioning Systems
Multi-splits function in the same way as single splits, but you can connect up to nine indoor units to one outdoor unit, depending on the model. Because of this, multi-split air conditioning systems are often used in restaurants, larger offices, medical practices and shops with multiple or larger rooms.
With any air conditioning system, it’s always preferable to install as few outdoor units as possible to preserve your building’s appearance, and this gives multi-split air conditioning systems the edge over single split air conditioning systems if you need multiple indoor units.
You also aren’t limited with indoor units, and you can have numerous combinations of wall, ceiling and cassette mounted air conditioning units if you like. In all cases, it’s best to consult an expert like Advanced Air first before deciding on the ‘look’ you like, as the optimal indoor units usually come down to your building’s structure.
The downside of multi-split systems is that they are more complicated to install and maintain, and require more pipework than several single splits. These factors naturally impact the installation budget and it can take longer to install, especially if you need a number of indoor units.
3. VRF or VRV Air Conditioning Systems
VRF is an acronym for Variable Refrigerant Flow, while VRV stands for Variable Refrigerant Volume. This may seem confusing, but they mean exactly the same thing.
Daikin originally developed VRV technology and trademarked the abbreviation to stop other manufacturers from using it in their marketing. Because of this, almost all other manufacturers use the term VRF. VRF or VRV air conditioning technology is the ideal solution for medium to larger commercial building such as hotels, larger offices, hospitals, libraries and other larger buildings.
VRF/VRV air conditioning systems are extremely efficient, highly reliable and simple to control, catering for the complete heating and cooling requirements in larger buildings. These systems also require minimal installation times, keeping disruptions to a minimum.
Within the VRF/VRV solution, there are actually two variants. Again it’s best to ignore the VRF/VRV name difference and just think ‘heat pump’ and ‘heat recovery’. Heat pump systems provide either heating or cooling at any given time and are ideal for open plan areas.
Heat recovery VRF/VRV systems can provide simultaneous heating and cooling across different indoor units at the same time, and are perfect for building with lots of rooms. This is also the most efficient commercial VRF/VRV air conditioning system as they can reuse waste heat from around the building, including from your hot water.
Looking For An Expert Commercial Team? Get In Touch With Advanced Air Today
If you’ve any questions or would like to arrange a free onsite quote to discuss the perfect commercial system for your building, please just call us on (07) 3256 6033 or feel free to get in touch here: www.advair.com.au/contacts