Constructing a brand-new commercial building requires that you, the property owner, take several things into consideration and make some major decisions. For example, you will have to decide which commercial heating option is best for your building. Making that decision is not easy, but here are some of the best options for commercial heating based on your location.
Walk into any school in the northern half the United States, and what will you find running full tilt in fall and winter? It is a commercial boiler of immense proportions, churning out a lot of steam heat to reach all of the areas of the school to keep kids and staff warm. A boiler is very efficient, produces heat that is often much warmer than other heating options, and distributes that heat evenly throughout the building. If your building is going to have several thousand square feet of space requiring heat, consider installing a commercial boiler for your heating needs.
Conversely, the heating option that works best in the southern states is the heat pump. A heat pump, particularly one that can act as both a heating and cooling appliance, can effectively keep rooms warm at night and cool in the morning. Considering the intense fluctuations in temperature in places like Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, the heat pump is ideal because you are not constantly switching between a heating appliance at night and a cooling appliance in the morning. The heat pump automatically makes the switch when temperatures drop or rise.
Heat pumps used in conjunction with ductless, wall-mounted units for heating and cooling help you cool or heat rooms in use. You can switch off the pumps and wall units in rooms that are not in use, thereby saving some money. However, the ductless systems are really best used with single-story commercial buildings in warmer states that do not experience harsh winters.
The magic of propane is that you have this frozen, compressed gas that burns and becomes heat. It works regardless of the size of the building or the location of the building. Propane tanks are installed outside the building, and a fuel line heads inside to the propane furnace. A commercial propane furnace will require much larger reserves of propane fuel, but the heat produced is just as warm as the heat a boiler makes and just as environmentally friendly.
Contact a commercial heating company for more ideas.