Ductless HVAC for Restaurants

Ductless HVAC systems are the perfect solution for many of the unique HVAC needs of restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, cafes, eateries, and other dining establishments. If you run a restaurant or are designing a building for a restaurant, you may want to consider the positive impact a ductless HVAC system can have on these environments.  

Demanding Environment

Restaurants are demanding of an HVAC system. Doors are constantly opening and closing, allowing hot or cold air to get into the building. The kitchen is full of heat-generating appliances that place a large demand on cooling systems, while cooking smoke increases the demand for ventilation. Ductless HVAC systems for restaurants allow you to address and meet the needs of this demanding environment with indoor air handling units that can respond to changes in temperatures quickly and efficiently. 

Zone Cooling

Ductless systems allow you to create a variety of zones in your restaurant. Each zone gets one indoor air handling unit attached to its own thermostat. The number of zones varies based on the size of the restaurant; typically, kitchens, dining rooms, and bars are each split into their own zones. 

Crowded Areas

When full of patrons, chefs, servers, and management staff, restaurants tend to get crowded, and generally, they have a higher density of people than most homes or offices. Crowded areas need more air flow to maintain desired temperatures, and ductless HVAC systems offer better airflow than a ducted system because they don’t have issues such as air leaks, heat gain, or pressure imbalances. 

Easy Installation

Whether you’re building a new restaurant or retrofitting an HVAC system into an existing restaurant, a ductless system offers easy installation. The outdoor condenser unit has a relatively small footprint and can easily be set outside buildings, on roofs, on window ledges, or in other locations. You don’t have to worry about installing ductwork, because the indoor air handling units connect to the outdoor unit with a series of wires and flexible piping that run through a small piece of conduit that easily fits into wall cavities. 

Noise Levels

Diners want to enjoy their meals; they don’t want to have to yell over noisy equipment. Ductless systems help to preserve the ambiance of restaurants by offering quiet operation. On Mitsubishi commercial ductless systems, the indoor air handling units are quieter than the sound of a human whisper, and the outdoor units make about the same amount of noise as background conversation in a restaurant. 

Energy Savings

Running a restaurant is often financially challenging. Profit margins can be tight, and to safeguard your bottom line, you need to avoid overspending. Ductless systems use heat pumps, and unlike furnaces or boilers, they move heat rather than generating it. That requires less energy to run, helping your restaurant to save money in the long run. 

Heating and Cooling

With a ductless HVAC system for restaurants, you can meet your heating and cooling needs at once. During the summer, the ductless system takes warm air out of your restaurant and leaves cool air, and during the winter, it works in reverse, bringing warm air from the outside into your building. 

Ready to invest in ductless HVAC for your restaurant? Then, contact us today. At N.E.T.R., Inc., we help restaurateurs, commercial property owners, and other business owners meet their heating and cooling needs effectively and efficiently. 

One thought on “Ductless HVAC for Restaurants

  • Bambi J Bridges says:

    We are getting ready to start renovations to open a bar and grill. Our space is 2000 sq ft approximately. We are wanting to use mini splits if possible due to shortage of space. We would like to speak with someone experienced in commercial application. Thank you

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