With fall officially here, many individuals and businesses throughout the country are getting ready to turn their air conditioners off for the season in favor of their heaters, and therefore are scheduling services such as late season repairs, heating maintenance, and so on. Just because we don’t have this same break in the weather though doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking about your HVAC system—especially if you are a business owner.
Let’s face it, commercial air conditioners often have a much heavier workload that residential systems, and therefore require a company that specializes in commercial systems to repair and service their system. But who do you call when you’re in need of commercial HVAC care? After all, you don’t want just anyone off the street working on such an important system in your commercial space. Here are some questions to ask and qualities to look for in a reputable commercial HVAC contractor.
Do They Offer Emergency Services?
Reliable commercial HVAC contractors know that no emergency happens at a convenient time, and therefore will offer their services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Commercial technicians should be able to act swiftly no matter what the situation is, as of course, any interruption in HVAC performance can also mean a massive business interruption for you.
Unpleasant commercial spaces will send customers away, force employees to work in uncomfortable conditions, and can even damage the products or computers inside depending on what type of commercial space it is.
Do They Have Experience with a Variety of HVAC Systems?
Commercial HVAC systems will vary depending on the specific needs of the space and business, including the conditions of the unit itself. No office or business space is going to be exactly the same as another, which means no office or business space will benefit from the same exact HVAC set up. For instance, most businesses are equipped with rooftop units, but depending on the size and needs of your space, you might benefit from a ductless system installation.
A reputable commercial HVAC company will provide repairs and replacement for all different types of air conditioners. They’ll also evaluate any problems against the specific needs of the company, and will never take a “one-size-fits-all” approach to AC care. In fact the right commercial HVAC company will assess your space before even looking at the system itself to see what type of maintenance and repair needs may exist.
A great commercial HVAC company understands the nuances that come with being in a commercial space. Business tenants change from time to time—new companies move into the same space and an old company may have wildly different needs for their air conditioning system. The right company will be able to help by upgrading or adjusting the existing HVAC system to meet the needs of all the businesses within the space—using the existing system when possible and recommending adjustments or upgrades that won’t cost your business an exorbitant amount of money.