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Traits to Look for in a Commercial HVAC Contractor

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.

Experience with Commercial Spaces

This one is imperative. Like we said above, there are plenty of HVAC professionals out there, and most of them have residential experience. But to handle the complex needs of a commercial space, you really need a professional with expertise in commercial HVAC services. This is because a residential space doesn’t have nearly the demand for indoor air quality and comfort a commercial space has.

In a residence, it’s only you and your family whose comfort you need to worry about. If you own or manage a commercial space, you have your employees, tenants, customers, and/or visitors to worry about. If something goes wrong with your commercial system, you could be facing a severe business interruption.

Comprehensive Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Services

We think it’s vital that you work with an HVAC company that offers every service you may need over the years. Right now, you may just be looking for a pro to install a new air conditioner before summer hits. But in the near future, you’ll need that system maintained, and you might even need a repair need or two over the years.

If you choose a company who only does installations, you’ll have to start the process over again when you need follow-up service. It’s much better to find trusted technicians now who can handle it all, so you can call them for whatever your needs may be.


There are a number of certifications and awards that a top company will have to let you know that you can trust in them for their commercial HVAC services. For instance, are they NATE-certified? NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and it is the standard by which all professional HVAC technicians are measured.

But that’s not the only certification that your commercial HVAC technician can have, or should have. Look for additional local and state recognitions that they might have. Look also at their customer reviews: what are your neighbors saying about the company? There’s a lot to be said for word-of-mouth advertising!

When you’re looking for an HVAC contractor you can trust, you can turn to Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. Contact us today!

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