Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Commercial HVAC’ Category

Signs Your Commercial HVAC System Needs Repair

Monday, January 28th, 2019

commercial-hvac-work-on-rooftopIf someone asked you, “what’s the last thing you need right now”… well, you probably wouldn’t have a quick answer because that’s not a normal question. But we’re going to guess that if we answered “a broken down heater,” you’d agree!

This is especially true if you’re a business owner and we’re talking about a broken down commercial heater. You have enough to worry about without being concerned with losing business because of an HVAC problem. But if you neglect repair needs, you could certainly find yourself with a broken down system.

The good news is that we’re here to help if that does happen! In the meantime, we’d like to share some signs with you for you and your building’s occupants to watch out for. Should you become aware of these heating repair indicators, please give us a call right away so we can inspect and repair your system quickly.

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Traits to Look for in a Commercial HVAC Contractor

Monday, March 26th, 2018

rooftop of a commercial building with hvac units on topThere are a number of individuals out there who are willing to do work on your commercial Glenview, IL HVAC system, whether it is your heater, air conditioner, or ventilation system. But do they have the right experience? Sure, a general handyman hired by your building manager might be able to adjust a loose part, or fix a small plumbing problem in your building, but they do not have the training and expertise that professional HVAC technicians do—especially in the commercial space.

Fortunately, there are plenty of qualified commercial HVAC professionals out there. But only some of these are great at what they do, with the training and skills that go above and beyond what you can expect from a handyman or even an HVAC technician who has only ever worked in residential spaces. Keep reading to learn more about the qualities you should look for in a commercial HVAC technician.

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Do You Need Commercial HVAC Repairs?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

air conditioning installation on rooftopThere are few things more disconcerting than a broken-down heater in the dead of an Illinois winter. This is especially the case if we’re talking about your business or commercial property, as opposed to your home. While at home you have a few family members to worry about, in a commercial property you  have dozens or potentially even hundreds of occupants whose comfort is your responsibility.

The good news is that when you do need commercial Park Ridge, IL HVAC service , we are the team to call. In fact, you should be sure to schedule annual maintenance with us for your heater, and for your air conditioner, as this is the best way to keep repairs at bay. But when you do need those commercial HVAC repairs, we’re the team to trust. We can diagnose whatever problem you have and resolve them accordingly.

But how do you know when to call for Commercial HVAC repairs?

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How to Cut Costs on Commercial HVAC Operation

Monday, April 24th, 2017

commercial-hvac-cut-costsAs the weather warms up, it’s just about time to shut the heater off in your commercial space or business and begin using your commercial air conditioner once again. Naturally, running your commercial HVAC system can be costly—in fact energy.gov estimates that your HVAC system accounts for about half of all your energy costs—but your commercial HVAC use doesn’t have to break the bank.

First off, you can save money by trusting only specially trained technicians for your Wilmette, IL commercial HVAC services. This will ensure that any work done on your commercial HVAC system is completed accurately, helping you avoid service calls to repair shoddy work later on. There are a number of other ways to cut costs on commercial HVAC operation, too, which we’ve covered below.

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Why Should You Never Skip Commercial Boiler Maintenance?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

If you own a commercial building or run a business in the Chicagoland area, then there is no need to tell you just how important it is that you have an effectively and efficiently working heating system. Many commercial settings in the area use boilers, as they are an extremely beneficial choice given our potentially severe winters.

However, if your commercial building’s boiler is not kept in good shape, it can present safety hazards. The number one way to ensure that your boiler is in fact in good working order is to schedule regular maintenance. Heating system maintenance is best performed right before periods of heavy use—so for folks in our area that means right now is the best time!

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Signs That You Need to Replace Your Commercial Air Conditioner

Monday, June 29th, 2015

With summer upon us, many people are placing a high priority on keeping cool. This is especially important in commercial buildings, which typically have more problems with things like climate control. Though your commercial air conditioner is a great asset for keeping comfortable during the summer, it doesn’t endure forever. It’s important to recognize when your commercial air conditioner is getting close to breaking down permanently, so you can have it replaced as soon as possible. Read on for some of the more common signs that your air conditioner is in need of replacement.

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Signs That You Need to Commercial Air Conditioner Repairs

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Commercial air conditioning is just as important as residential air conditioning. After all, you probably spend at least 40 hours a week in your office building. That’s a lot of time to suffer in a stiflingly hot building without a working air conditioner. No one wants to deal with that, which is why commercial air conditioning repairs are so important. Read on for some of the signs that your commercial air conditioner needs some professional repairs.

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How You Can Receive Better Heating for Your Business

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Is the inside of your business not warm enough when the temperature outside drops? Are you hearing complaints from employees or clientele about cold spots or rooms that just aren’t comfortable? Then you should consider calling commercial HVAC specialists to help you improve your company’s heating system, or look into a replacement heater.

There are a number of different solutions for a business that isn’t receiving the proper level of heating necessary to keep it a productive and pleasant space for everyone. When you contact Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning, Chicagoland’s trusted name in heating and AC since 1904, you’ll learn about the many options you have to receive better heating. We provide numerous services for commercial HVAC in Park Ridge, IL, and we would like to make you part of our family of satisfied customers.

Here are some ideas to consider for improving your commercial heating:

  • New thermostats: Yes, sometimes the answer is this simple. If you have outdated thermostats over ten years old, they can result in efficient and uneven heating around a building. New thermostats can not only make heating better, they will also help you save money with their precision performance and programmable features.
  • Adding new rooftop units: If your business uses rooftop packaged heat pumps for comfort, you can always add a new unit. These systems are designed to be modular, and if your business isn’t getting enough heat, it might be time to put in a second (or third, or fourth) rooftop unit.
  • Schedule routine maintenance: The decline in heating power may be due to the system running down because it hasn’t received annual inspections and tune-up from HVAC professionals. Call on a dependable commercial heating and cooling contractor and sign up for the regular maintenance that will keep the system in great shape each year.
  • Replace the heating system: The most drastic step—but one that is sometimes necessary—is to replace the inadequate heater with a new one. This may mean some disruption to your business, but if you hire skilled commercial experts, it should be minimal and your company will have a new heating system working to keep it warm in no time at all.

Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning is glad to help your business receive excellent quality heating. Our many services can take care of repairs, replacements, thermostat installations, or whatever else you may need. For commercial HVAC in Park Ridge, IL, we are the people to call.

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Benefits of Commercial HVAC Maintenance

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Your commercial HVAC system keeps your customers, clients, tenants, and/or employees comfortable throughout the day. If you’re a business owner or if you manage a commercial property, you know that business is the best when everybody in your building is happy. That’s why it’s important to install a high-performance HVAC unit and call for repairs at the first sign of problems. But if a lot of time has passed since someone had a look at your unit, you should consider calling a specialist for commercial HVAC maintenance.

During a maintenance visit, a technician will inspect your entire system, clean important components such as the condenser coil, adjust anything that’s out of place, and let you know if you need to schedule additional repairs. And the cost of maintenance is considerably low when compared to the benefits you may begin to notice right away.

  • Fewer Repairs: Calling for repairs is an inconvenience that may leave your building without cool air or heat for a lengthy period of time. But maintenance can significantly reduce the chances of sudden repair needs. Loose nuts and bolts and dirty components may eventually cause other parts to malfunction, but these minor problems are caught early on when you schedule maintenance.
  • Better Performance: Even minor problems with your commercial heating and air conditioning unit may keep it from performing at its best. A dirty coil, for example, is unable to easily absorb heat from the air, so you may notice reduced cooling capacity. When this coil and other parts are cleaned, your HVAC unit may even perform as well as when it was brand new!
  • Restore Efficiency: Not only do repair needs slow performance, they also make your system inefficient. A faulty blower fan, for example, prevents your business from reaching the proper temperature, which means your HVAC unit will work harder and run longer in an attempt to meet temperature needs. And because your commercial HVAC unit services several people in a large area, your bills may increase significantly. During inspection, a technician can alert you to any problems that may be decreasing efficiency, which saves you a lot of money every month.

If you decide that you need commercial HVAC services in Park Ridge, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning today!

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What Are The Advantages of Rooftop Units For My Business?

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Commercial HVAC systems have different requirements than residential systems. They have to cool a bigger space for starters, as well as factoring in unique needs such as computer processors that can’t be allowed to overheat. Here in Lincolnwood, IL, rooftop units service the majority of commercial HVAC needs, and if you’re a business owner or office manager, you should seriously consider similar units for your space. “But what are the advantages of rooftop units for my business?” you ask. We’ve provided a brief list of answers below.

  • They save space. Chances are, space is at a premium in your business, and you don’t want to take up any more than you have to with your air conditioner. Rooftop units are placed out of the way, giving you more room for parking spaces, desks, storage, or whatever else your business needs.
  • They are flexible. Individual cooling needs can vary widely, depending upon what kind of business occupies a given space. Rooftop units are designed to be modular in nature, which means you can add and subtract new units very easily without disrupting the overall system. The rooftop makes an ideal space to do that, with plenty of space and accessibility that doesn’t involve moving heavy equipment through the building’s interior.
  • They are easy to repair. Along those lines, when a rooftop unit breaks down, it’s very easy for the repair technician to reach it and correct the problem. He or she can also do her job away from the rest of the office, so that his or her efforts don’t create a big distraction.
  • Sturdy. Rooftop units are designed to withstand all kinds of weather extremes, from hot days to freezing nights. That makes them reliable in ways that other air conditioners simply aren’t.

For more on the advantages of rooftop units for your business, or to schedule an installation, talk to the experts at Shavitz Heating & Air Conditioning. Installing and servicing rooftop units and other commercial HVAC services in Lincolnwood, IL are only some of our specialties, and we pride ourselves on your complete satisfaction every step of the way. Give us a call and let us show you what we can do!

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