Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings
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Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings

Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.


Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings

3 Features To Look For When Hiring A Contractor To Install Your New HVAC System

Nicole Jacobs

Now that you're ready to have a new HVAC system installed in your home, it's time to find a reliable contractor to get the job done for you. Following are three features that should be offered by the contractor you decide to hire:

Proper State Licensing

One of the most important things to consider when hiring an HVAC contractor to do any work in your home is whether proper state licensing is in place. Any reliable and experienced HVAC contractor is licensed by your state's licensing board. In order to get licensed, the contractor needs to prove that they have the knowledge and experience to do things like safely dispose of refrigerant and work with gas lines.

Licensing provides peace of mind and some insurance that your new HVAC system will be properly and safely installed. To ensure that the HVAC contractor you hire is licensed, ask for their license number and call your state licensing board to verify their information.

In-home Consultations

The HVAC contractor you decide to hire should offer in-home consultations so they can see the job they'll be doing in advance and provide you with an accurate quote for the work. A contractor can't possibly provide you with a quote or even a commitment to get the job done if they haven't seen the project sight in person first.

They need to understand the full scope of the project based on the type of HVAC system you're having installed and how it needs to be incorporated into your specific home build. So make sure that the HVAC contractor you want to hire is willing to come to your home for an in-person consultation and will provide a quote you can count on.

Service Contract Options

It is also important that the HVAC contractor you hire offers ongoing service contract options so you can ensure that your new air conditioner and heater system stays in good shape as it ages. With a service contract in place, you can count on your HVAC contractor to come to your home and maintain your system throughout the years without having to worry about remembering to make a maintenance appointment or keep up on things like changing your air filters. You'll also know exactly how much you are paying for maintenance beforehand so there aren't any unwanted financial surprises when it comes time for your contractor to complete a maintenance task. Your contractor will keep track of all your maintenance needs and ensure that your system is well taken care of in the coming years.

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