Weighing the Benefits: Boilers, Rooftop Units, and VRF Heating Systems

Discover a range of heating options beneficial to your commercial facility.

Building managers and owners require space heating that’s cost-effective, dependable, and energy efficient. Fortunately, heating systems are available in a wide variety of options to match any structure type and customer need.


Warm-air heating equipment such as boilers have kept building occupants comfortable for centuries. Evolution in materials, size, shape, controls, and ease of installation/maintenance have improved efficiency while reducing cost.

Updated boiler controls allow building residents to adjust individual spaces to the desired comfort level rather than a “one size fits all” setting. Initial boiler costs can be higher than other HVAC machinery but offer long-term utility savings.

Rooftop units (RTUs) are another reliable commercial heating and cooling option with a lower price point and decreased maintenance.

RTUs can be installed rapidly and are ready to use on completion of electrical wiring and ductwork. Recent developments allow them to compete with applied systems, maintaining air quality and flow with better control of variable air volume (VAV).

A state-of-the-art HVAC option is variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology, which allows for precise comfort control in multiple indoor zones. This versatile option can be a heat pump or heat recovery system for concurrent heating and cooling of different zones.

The compact, energy efficient VRF units reduce ambient noise and environmental impact. They are customized to fit single-family residences up to large commercial buildings. Although initial costs may be higher, low electrical consumption and reduced operational expense help balance the scale.

Customers should weigh their overall investment and consult with an HVAC professional to determine the appropriate heating system for their facility.

By |2019-05-13T16:25:03+00:00February 27th, 2019|Commercial HVAC|0 Comments

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