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3 Extra Features that Will Improve the Performance of Your Commercial AC System

Are you looking for ways to improve the functionality and performance of your commercial AC unit? If so, you should know that you don't have to replace the current system to achieve better convenience and improved indoor air quality. Commercial AC systems can be modified to include features and add-ons that will improve their efficiency and allow them to do more than just heating and cooling the air. With these extra features, you can also save money that would be used in purchasing new standalone equipment to improve the air quality in your commercial buildings. The following are some of the add-ons that you can use to improve the functionality of your commercial AC system.

Smart thermostat

You can significantly improve the functionality of your air conditioning system by switching out the old thermostat for a smart, programmable one. Smart thermostats allow you to program the device to turn on or off at specific times. For example, you can set it to turn off the AC at night and switch back on during the day when the building is occupied. Doing this can significantly reduce energy consumption and give you more control over the unit. All you need to do is invest in a smart thermostat and have an HVAC contractor install it for you.

Ventilation system

How well is your commercial property ventilated? Since you have rented the building to business people and companies, it can be hard for you to control how they keep the offices ventilated. That's why you need to add ventilators to the AC unit. Ventilators allow proper air flow and prevent mould and toxins from accumulating in the air.  Ventilators can be added to the HVAC system causing many alterations to the ductwork.


While an air conditioner does a good job of cooling the air in your property and allowing building users to enjoy a comfortable indoor environment, it doesn't address the moisture problem. As the AC cools the air, it does not get rid of the moisture that's usually in the room. As a result, the building may be cool but it will also feel damp and murky. This can attract mould growth and cause problems for your property. Adding a dehumidifier to your AC system can help in getting rid of the excess humidity in the air, especially during the hot months.

Contact a commercial HVAC contractor so that they can advise you on the best AC add-ons for your commercial building.