HVAC services are important all year round, especially in the summer, for Silicon Valley businesses. Records show some summer temperatures recorded as high as 105°. This makes commercial HVAC’s having to work overtime to maintain a reasonable temperature for their customers. As a result, it is extremely important to keep the HVAC working at its highest efficiency at all times.
Choosing the Right HVAC
There are a number of HVAC units on the market today with a wide assortment of sizes and prices. Having the right size for your establishment will assure that the proper amount of warm or cool air will automatically turn on when required.
The choice of the size of the unit needed, for your particular establishment, should be determined by an expert HVAC technician. The square footage of the amount of space to be cooled or heated, the number of ducts required, the location of controls and other feature are involved.
These units can vary in price from $2,500 to $12,000, or more, depending on the size of the building. Each unit has specific features, which should be understood prior to purchase. You should always insist on a unit that meets the Energy Star® regulations. Units meeting these requirements have money saving features.
As a rule, the company that sells you the HVAC unit also does the installing. All costs, regarding the price of the unit and installation, should be provided in a free estimate, by the HVAC Company, at the beginning of the transition.
Once you have had a trained HVAC expert chart out your building, he or she will be able to tell you the number of BTU’s that are required to provide adequate heat and cooling to your building. They will also determine location of registers and ducts. Care should be taken in the location of the controls. Larger commercial buildings usually have these controls located in more than one place.
Once the unit is installed and working correctly, it is important to have a yearly maintenance check. This will help avoid unexpected breakdowns, which can be a disaster in a retail establishment. One of these maintenance jobs is cleaning the ducts.
Many people do not realize that ducts can accumulate dust mites, pollen and other things that can cause problems with customers or employees who suffer from allergies or other breathing problems. HVAC experts should clean these ducts at least once a year to avoid this situation.
When contracting with an HVAC Company it is important to determine their guarantees, emergency service, insurance, bonding and affordable pricing. This will help avoid any misunderstandings later.
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