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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Rooftop HVAC Units

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Rooftop HVAC Units

Rooftop HVAC units aren’t much different from their indoor counterparts.

Rooftop HVAC units aren’t much different from their indoor counterparts. They have plenty of benefits, and since they are not at eye-level, your visitors won’t notice them. That said, they do come with numerous drawbacks as well. Most outdoor units are either found on the side or in the back; we’re here to tell you why you should invest in a rooftop unit (RTU) instead!

How Do They Differ from Other Commercial HVACs? 

Rooftop HVAC units are standalone machines. What this means is that they do not rely on external devices to run. Thermostats and other control panels allow you to change their settings. As such, you’ll get more heating when it’s cold out and vice versa. These air handling units are smaller than their cousins. Since they are made to be more weatherproof than internal systems, you won’t have to worry about nature wearing them out. Plus, they don’t need chillers or boilers to help them run correctly. 

What Are Examples of Their Benefits? 

Now then, let’s talk about some reasons to invest in rooftop HVAC units. It’s best to keep your HVAC systems as far away from ordinary foot traffic as possible for safety reasons. Doing this can minimize the chances of accidents and other hazardous scenarios. Also, the loud sounds from the HVAC will be less noticeable. Suppose you’re worried about your ground-based HVAC systems being tampered with or even stolen. In that case, you’ll be relieved to hear that this situation is far less likely when your building’s rooftop is in play.  

What Are Some Drawbacks to Them? 

Unfortunately, there are also reasons to take some precautions. Because of their weight, they could impact the integrity of the roof membrane. Water leaking into the building can go stagnant. This situation will breed mold and mildew that weaken the roof and damage the system altogether. Another arresting problem is that maintenance is harder to schedule when you can’t directly monitor the machinery. Comprehensive preventative maintenance can mitigate the potential disastrous downtime caused by unexpected breakdowns.

We Are Proud of the Company We Keep

William E. Kingswell has remained a distinguished provider of commercial and residential heating and cooling services since 1937. We have provided unmatched customer service to all of our clients. We enjoy being the preferred HVAC equipment distributor of countless customers. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality heat pumps, boilers, unit heaters, HVAC accessories, and more. William E. Kingswell works with businesses and homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, Fairfax, Manassas, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, and Leesburg. To learn more about our extensive range of SpacePak, Concord, Allied Commercial, and Bard HVAC equipment, give us a call at 301-937-1900 or contact us today!


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