Commercial HVAC Installation 

An improperly installed commercial HVAC system can be frustrating, uncomfortable, and expensive. It is important to hire a trusted company to handle your commercial HVAC installation. For decades, businesses, both big and small, have trusted Heartland to provide high-quality, affordable commercial HVAC installation and repair services.

Types of Commercial HVAC Systems Heartland Installs

Commercial HVAC systems come in all different sizes, layouts, and setups. The type of commercial heating and cooling system you choose will vary depending upon the size of your business. Larger businesses need bigger, more powerful HVAC systems while smaller businesses may be able to use compact units that are less powerful. 

Take a closer look at the different types of commercial systems our HVAC company can install for your business. 

Rooftop Units 

The name describes this type of heating and cooling system perfectly. Rooftop units are large, packaged HVAC units that are placed on the roof of a business. Rooftop units come fully equipped with all of the components you would find in an air conditioner such as a condenser, compressor, fan, and evaporator coil. Most, but not all, models of rooftop units also contain the components for heating. 

Split Systems 

There are two types of split systems that can be installed in a commercial business. The first type is a single-split system. With this type of system, every room has its own unit that controls the temperature. Each heating and cooling system is self-contained, which means that you can customize the indoor temperature in each room. 

The second type of split system is a multi-split system. A multi-split system is typically used for air conditioning. With the multi-split system, you can take multiple single-split systems and connect them to one larger outdoor unit. This helps save space as you don’t need to have an individual unit for every room. 

Ductless Splits 

It isn’t always possible to install ductwork in all commercial buildings. If it isn’t possible or convenient, ductless split systems can be used. A large central heating or cooling unit is installed with this type of system. Smaller, more compact units are then installed in various areas of the business and connected to the large, central unit.

Packaged Units 

Packaged units contain everything that is needed to heat or cool a business. Condensers, compressors, and evaporator coils are all stored inside the single-package unit. Storing all of these items in one area saves space. 


Ductwork is a series of pipes, trunks, and vents that help move heated or cool air from one area to another. The heated or cooled air is created by the central unit and then pushed or forced through the ductwork until it reaches its end destination. When the air gets to the end of the ductwork, it flows out of a vent and heats or cools the room. Ductwork is used in both heating and cooling systems. 



Signs You Need to Replace Your Commercial HVAC System 

When it is time to replace your commercial HVAC system, you will know. There will be obvious signs that the heating and air conditioning system for your business is not operating properly. As a business owner, it is important to know what to look out for so that you can quickly get your HVAC system replaced. 

Different types of commercial HVAC systems have different signs that indicate the equipment is starting to fail. However, there are several signs that are common amongst all systems that are good indicators that it is time to consider replacing the HVAC equipment. 

The System is Over 15 Years Old 

Most modern commercial HVAC systems are designed to be durable enough to last at least 15 years. After 15 years, the heating and air conditioning equipment starts to break down which results in the need for more and more repairs. At first, the HVAC repairs may not cost a lot, but over time they will start to add up. You will save money by reducing your energy costs and eliminating the possibility that the equipment will keep breaking down and needing costly repairs. 

The HVAC Unit Constantly Breaks Down 

Constant breakdowns indicate that your company’s HVAC system is starting to wear down. While it might be quicker and cheaper to repair the equipment, there is a good chance that the equipment will continue to break down. It may be more cost-effective to replace the equipment than to keep needing to get it repaired. 

Repairs Cost More Than a Replacement 

Most HVAC contractors recommend that if repair costs are anywhere from 50-75% of the cost of replacing the system, it is better to replace the system than have it repaired.

Poor Indoor Air Quality 

If the air conditioning is working properly, you will notice that the air feels crisp, clean, and has a consistent feel to it. However, if the air conditioner equipment isn’t working properly, you will notice that the air quality is poorer. Installing a new air conditioning unit can provide your business with significant benefits. 


How to Keep Your Commercial HVAC System in Optimal Condition 

Regular maintenance of your commercial HVAC system can help prolong the equipment’s lifespan, reduce energy costs, improve air quality, prevent breakdowns and avoid expensive repairs. It is recommended that you have a certified technician perform routine maintenance on your commercial HVAC system at least twice a year. Typically, routine maintenance is performed during the spring and fall as this prepares the system for the summer and winter months, when it will be used more. 

Commercial HVAC systems that are older may need to be checked by certified technicians more frequently. The HVAC contractors at Heartland can help you determine how often you should have your system checked. 

Murphysboro and Carbondale, IL Commercial HVAC Installation 

The next time you need to replace your commercial HVAC system, call Heartland. We are a local family owned company that has provided exceptional service to commercial businesses all across southern Illinois. Our local HVAC contractors have extensive experience in helping businesses find the best heating and cooling system. 

Think your commercial HVAC system needs to be replaced? Call us to schedule an appointment. Our experienced HVAC contractors will help you through every step of the process from picking out a new HVAC system to installing it and scheduling regular maintenance.