The wear and tear on equipment used 4 to 24 hours per day is vastly different than found in a residential environment. Design concerns for commercial equipment means durability is more important than quiet operation and simple programs are more important than custom programs. Design concerns for home equipment mean that quietness is extremely important and the individual user should be able to customize the machine to their needs.
Buying commercial equipment for your home may be a compromise. The noise of the machine may be enough to discourage you. Today, the quality and durability of the best home equipment is equal or better than many commercial products. In some cases, specific commercial equipment does not have a residential counterpart. If you can’t live without that particular piece, be aware that in the quiet, small space of a residential setting, the noise level may be quite noticeable.