Having a commercial HVAC system that is in tiptop shape is a crucial component to running a business and keeping employees happy and productive.
Whether it is a chilly winter day or in the midst of a summer heat wave, you want to make sure that your HVAC system is not going to quit on you.
A lot of time is spent at work, and those eight to ten hours can be completely miserable if the HVAC system is not in order. Yet, energy efficiency is equally important. An HVAC system that runs continuously, or turns on and off frequently, can essentially be money down the drain. Making sure that your system is installed properly and maintained efficiently will keep your budget in check without sacrificing comfort.
Heating and cooling a commercial business is different than heating and cooling a home. The increased number of people, equipment, electronics, can all be taxing on the system if it is not high functioning. This means that there often needs to be dual heating & cooling and regulation. Different businesses have different HVAC needs, so there is no one size fits all system. However, an HVAC system that is high-functioning and efficient will include components like ducts that are sized correctly and sealed properly, insulation, and an HVAC system that is fine tuned to your business’ needs and size requirements. This means that in an office setting the rooms needs to be heated and cooled to the appropriate temperature without making employees uncomfortable. Additionally, a business with a large open warehouse space should easily be heated or cooled throughout.
A good heating and cooling company should be able to work with you regarding your needs and concerns. Some business owners may be more geared towards sustainability, looking to learn more about solar power or HVAC heat pumps, while another business owner may be looking for an upgrade and a way to save as much money as possible.
HVAC can be expensive, so businesses should make sure that their systems have thermostats that are programmable. With programmable thermostats you can avoid having all components of the system turning on at the same time, as these peak demand moments will typically be more expensive.
Another crucial component of an efficient commercial HVAC system is the ductwork. Ducts need to be inspected and then tested to ensure that there are no leaks and that the system will ultimately be as efficient as possible. Most buildings change owners several times and the chances are very high that the building your business is in was originally intended for a different purpose. Discussing the ductwork and efficiency of the system with an HVAC professional who can customize a system to meet the requirements of your particular business should be a top priority. You may want to do some work on the ducts, especially cleaning and sanitation, to make sure that the air is clean, before you set up shop.
St. Louis Heating and Air Conditioning
Engineered Solutions is a full service residential and commercial heating and air conditioning company. With over 30 years of experience, and a master technician and mechanical engineer as our owner, we can analyze your system and provide you with the very best solution. Call us today at (314) 394-0802 or contact us online to schedule a service call or get an estimate on a new system.