Designing a customized building solution

A typical home HVAC system is usually fairly basic, depending on the amount of space to be heated and cooled a proper sized unit is selected to connect with ductwork as described by the blueprints. With a commercial or industrial building, however, there are other considerations to make. There are likely going to be several units needed whether for the sheer space involved or different settings as needed for different spaces. There are options as to whether the exterior portion of the system can go on the roof or whether is needs from view on the ground. There are still more options with power saving devices and eco-friendly designs.

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What is the Valor VIP Preventative Maintenance Plan and why do you need it?

When you first get your new HVAC installed the first thing you want to do is schedule routine maintenance on the entire system. Preventative Maintenance will ensure that each component of your system is working properly and efficiently. As your heating and cooling equipment gets older it will need ongoing maintenance that includes minor repairs and part replacement. While it’s new, however, you’ll want to have it checked at least one a year to ensure that it stays in new conditions for at least a decade.

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Thank goodness your pipes didn’t freeze: on to spring maintenance

Typically, a properly designed and built plumbing system in a commercial building won’t freeze during the winter although there are exceptions to the rule should the heating system fail due to power outage or if damage allows colder air inside than the building plans originally anticipated. With that said, every mechanical system in your building was designed with the intent of undergoing routine service and problems are likely to arise if you don’t take care of the systems according to what is required for maintenance and preemptive warranty service.

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When and why to choose an experienced contractor instead of a handyman

Some jobs concerning maintenance in a building you own can be conducted by your handyman, or maintenance person. That’s why you hire employees, you expect them them to conduct routine maintenance tasks and keep the building running according to code requirements. Your maintenance person can conduct their daily routine efficiently, but sometimes a job comes up that simply requires a licensed contractor. You’ll find the contractor has skill and expertise beyond what a handyman can offer, additionally, will meet the requirements of your lien holder or mortgage broker according to what is required for you to maintain your end of the negotiation.

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4 signs your heating system isn’t efficient

When it comes to business expenses, few costs sting like that associated with heating your business. Every year it seems the cost to ensure your employees are comfortable during the winter month goes up. Although many business owners complain about the cost of warming their facilities, the problem could be that their heating systems aren’t efficient. Keep reading to learn how to determine if your system is inefficient and needs replacing.

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Save money and energy with a new heating and cooling system

Winter is here, and weather predictions indicate a harsher winter this year. With the potential for frigid temperatures, snow, and ice, it’s imperative that you and your family remain warm throughout the winter. A new heating system may be just the addition you need to save money and reduce the amount of energy you use.

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Commercial HVAC: start to finish

Installing a residential HVAC system takes a particular talent and specialized knowledge, but is also fairly straightforward as the contractor picks a unit appropriate for the size of the home and installs ducts and vents according to building code. Commercial HVAC systems, although it follows the same concept to some extent, becomes a much more intricate process simply because of the size of commercial buildings and the way in which space is used, whether for storefronts, offices, manufacturing and warehouse areas, or a combination.

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What to do when your heat goes out

It can be a scary prospect when your heating stops working in the winter. Depending on where you live along with physical conditions of people who live with you, losing a heat source can be a dangerous situation. An inherent problem with a heating failure is it tends to happen when you need it the most, or else it happens while you’re asleep or at work and don’t have a chance to address the issue until the house is already too cold to stay in.

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