Goettl Air conditioning unit

Why Are Commercial Air Conditioning Systems Located on the Roof?

The great workhorses of the commercial HVAC world are packaged rooftop units that serve to both air condition and heat a workspace. You’re probably familiar with the sight of these from any time you’ve been high up enough to see the tops of buildings. However, residential homes rarely have their heat pumps or air conditioners on the roof (although you see it occasionally, usually for evaporative coolers, a.k.a. swamp coolers), so why are commercial systems different? We’ll look at this further in this post.

If you operate a business with packaged rooftop air conditioning, then you must rely on professionals to handle maintenance and repair work. For quality commercial air conditioning in Paradise Valley, AZ, look to the many decades of experience here at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning. We’ve served the Valley of the Sun since 1939 and offer high-efficiency commercial AC installation, repairs, and maintenance.

Why is that AC up on the roof?

Air conditioners first moved up to the roofs of commercial buildings because conditions in downtown U.S. cities, with high-rises pressed close to each other, were too crowded to allow placement on the ground. Because the roof location offered other advantages, the air conditioners have remained up there even in less congested commercial districts.

Considering how large commercial air conditioning systems need to be in order to meet the cooling requirements of a business, the roof is one of the most economical and attractive places to install them. An AC on the roof not only consumes less valuable commercial space, it looks better. Although modern HVAC manufacturers strive to make their units systems as sleek as possible, air conditioners are still not “pretty” to look at, so keeping them restricted to a place removed from eye-level creates a less cluttered and inviting appearance for a business. Since these large ACs also generate a great deal of noise when they run, putting them on the roof keeps extra sound pollution out of the workplace.

Rooftop units are easier to service without causing disruption to a business. A rooftop AC for a home is a nuisance to access—even potentially dangerous—but for a business it is an ideal spot.

The HVAC systems for businesses are more prone to damage from outdoor elements, as well as possible targets for vandalism. The rooftop location keeps the sensitive components of the AC removed from damage due to vegetation, gravel, cars, and humans.

Keeping your business’ workplace cooled down during the heavy Arizona summers is important for the happiness of your employees, customers, and clients. We take pride in the work we provide for commercial air conditioning in Paradise Valley, AZ, and we will strive to deliver complete satisfaction that will make us your regular choice for AC service. Call us today.

If you encounter any troubles with your rooftop air conditioner, you can reach Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning any time of the day or night for emergency service.

Testimonials

What Our Customers Say About Us

Lynnie MichelleLynnie Michelle
17:38 01 Mar 24
Great service from Rudy and Chris
Chris SummerlinChris Summerlin
02:58 01 Mar 24
Peter was very professional and caring throughout the inspection.
Miguel BedollaMiguel Bedolla
00:53 01 Mar 24
Mr. Farias taught me a lot about the water system in my house and prepared the ground for Mr. Dado to come and fix everything. He was always very honest and delightful. I actually enjoyed his visit.
Wyatt M.Wyatt M.
23:39 29 Feb 24
First rate service, Josh was a perfect professional and worked his tail off.
Michelle WoodallMichelle Woodall
23:37 29 Feb 24
My technician Jorge (George) Gutierrez was out today performing the a/c system check. He did a fabulous job and identified significant issues and concerns for the longevity of my current 12 year old system. He was very knowledgeable and helpful on what my options are and in the end I’ll be getting a new system instead of worrying about the current system failing in our extremely hot temperatures. He was very respectful of my home and my dog was ecstatic to meet him.
Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
wahleewoodwahleewood
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
Crepelandia 210Crepelandia 210
21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.
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