What is Design-Build?

Design-Build is a construction delivery method that provides owners with a single point of contact for both the design and construction phases of a project. The commercial owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility. This popular form of project delivery is ideal because the designer and contractor are working together as…

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3 Tips for Water Heater Safety (and Savings!) this Winter

Cold weather months are a time where we really start appreciating hot water. Those hot showers in the mornings feel really nice and homecooked meals mean more dishwasher runs. Here are three tips that can save you money and keep your family safe this season.   Wash your clothes in cold water. Heating water can…

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Valor Mechanical, Your First Call

Integrity, trust, and strong relationships are values that define most Midwest families. Add in a high level of customer service and those are the core principals of the Valor Mechanical family. As we invite extended family and friends into our homes this holiday season, staying on top of your home comfort system’s maintenance is our…

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Valor VIP Plans

With the New Year underway, you might be working on improving your personal health by hitting the gym or eating healthier, but have you ever considered adding to your goals by investing in a preventative maintenance plan to improve the health of the equipment in your home? Preventative maintenance is the routine inspection and cleaning…

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Top Tips to Prepare your Heating System for Winter Storms

When the cold starts to settle in, what changes are you making to keep you and your family comfortable? You have probably dug out those winter coats, added extra blankets to the bed, or even started wearing that extra pair of socks, but have you checked if your heating system in your home is working…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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