Design Guides for Commercial HVAC Systems Discussed at AEE/NCC Meeting

Recently, the Association of Energy Engineers National Capital Chapter (AEE/NCC) invited Dr. Paul Torcellini, the noted Group Manager for Commercial Building Research of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), to speak at the Association’s monthly meeting. In his talk, Dr. Torcellini presented an introduction to the design guides the laboratory has published for various commercial buildings. Many of these are relevant to the business of designing energy-efficient commercial HVAC systems for Altus Corporation’s clients.

The guides Dr. Torcellini laid out detail design specifications for a wide variety of commercial buildings and cover requirements for 50% and 30% energy savings. The comprehensive list of buildings includes small and large hospitals and healthcare facilities, medium to big box retail establishments, small and medium office buildings, K-12 school buildings, small warehouses and self-storage facilities, and highway lodging, among others.


Commercial HVAC Services Provider Launches Newly Redesigned Website

Altus Corporation is proud to launch their newly redesigned website to improve the overall browsing experience of visitors when looking up their services. The company offers honest and reliable commercial HVAC repair and replacement options to customers in most of the Eastern United States, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, and Maryland, among other states.

The website, redesigned by TripleE Fusion, now has a cleaner and fresher look that makes it easier for readers to learn more about the company. The overhaul starts with the updated logo that still uses the same red and gray colors but represents the movement of air in HVAC better and features a cleaner sans-serif font type. In every page, the banner now indicates the toll-free number and has a button that links to the contact page for immediate access to the company’s contact details.

Qualities of Commercial HVAC Contractors

There is no shortage of HVAC contractors, be it for residential or commercial purposes. However, it can be difficult to find contractors who will take into account both your needs and budget. You may have to spend a great deal of time and effort in searching for reputable HVAC companies that can provide you with exceptional work at a fair price. Aim for the following qualities when searching for HVAC contractors specializing in commercial systems to be assured of remarkable service:

Desire to Help

It may seem impossible to find contractors focusing on high-quality service rather than sales. However, there are those who exist for customer satisfaction through superior service and honest pricing. Do your research well, provide specific demands, and assess how you are treated.

Expert Guidance and Reasonable Options

Opt for commercial HVAC contractors willing to go the extra mile to fulfill your needs. The contractor should not insist on a full unit replacement without determining the exact causes of issues first. There should be a clear estimate and explanation of the problems and possible solutions instead of merely jumping into conclusions.

Look into the credentials and customer references of your prospective service provider. Ask for referrals from people you trust, particularly from those who have had similar HVAC concerns. Check licenses and bonds or insurance details including their brand affiliates.

Commercial AC Unit Repair and Maintenance Tips

Many business owners are having difficulty keeping their establishments comfortable and energy-efficient at the same time. While you aim to reduce costs or save on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, it is more important to ensure the comfort of your building; particularly where people come to make a purchase. You must not disregard the essence of having safe and fully-operational commercial air conditioners.

Regular maintenance and immediate repair are keys to long-lasting commercial HVAC systems. Well-maintained and properly functioning AC units promote a healthy, safe, and productive workplace. So don’t put off the need for repairs and regular preventive maintenance, particularly when you aim to prolong your AC units’ service life while reducing energy consumption and avoid costly breakdowns that can result in premature replacement.

You can entrust cleaning condenser coils and air filters to your housekeeping personnel. However, it’s still more practical to let the experts do the job. From annual or quarterly preventive maintenance to repairs and tune-ups, a credible commercial HVAC contractor could provide appropriate, immediate, and cost-effective solutions.

Look for highly qualified contractors that can cater to your specific air conditioning needs while taking your budget into account. A lot of contractors offer various commercial HVAC repair and maintenance services, but only a few actually live up to their claims.