HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems are used for the heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings. They also have an extra benefit that most people are unaware of: many HVAC systems are able to purify the air inside a building while maintaining a constant temperature.
Such systems are able to remove contaminants that include chemicals, organic compounds, and odors. If these systems are well taken care of they help create a fresh and comfortable environment in the building wherever they have been installed.
As these systems are proving to be the most efficient and cost effective out on the market, companies all over the country are installing them in increasing numbers, and there are many reasons why you should have a system installed as well. There are, however, some things to be aware of when installing your own HVAC system.
Once you have decided you are interested in installing a HVAC system, be sure to look for these 5 things to ensure your search for an installer is hassle-free:
1. First, be sure to find a company that is certified. On occasion there may be uncertified companies advertising their services, but in truth may be unqualified to do so. Ultimately it is you the customer that would suffer if the HVAC unit were installed incorrectly, so always be sure to verify the company you choose is certified to perform the service you require.
2. Always give close attention to the experience of the company. It is never good to hire an inexperienced company. Before hiring, ask the company’s representatives to show you their recent projects; this will help you know which company is your best selection.
3. Once you have selected a certified company, then obtain a written contract. This way you will be able to see … Continue Reading
Having a business in Winston Salem it is imperative that you have the HVAC system installed to enhance the brand name of your company. You may not even know that there is a problem with your central unit that is causing your power bills to go up like anything. You have to hurry up and call an expert HVAC contractor in Winston Salem to solve your problem.
Do not be in a hurry to take on the very first bid straight away. You must hire such HVAC contractors that are best suited for you as per your funds allocation picked out from the multiple bids received by you. Don’t fret as there is no dearth of contractors that you can pick on. You may actually think of hiring the one that gives the lowest bid, but remember that it is always not the best choice available. A low priced contractor may not be of much help to you as much as one that gives you trustworthy service. The quality of the HVAC contractor reflects from his timely response to your query and also from clean offices and vehicle that they maintain. You must remember that that you are looking for a quality bid and not the cheapest bid.
You also need to make sure that the HVAC contractor is licensed, insured and bonded in case of any damage to your business property. A reliable contractor will have sufficient knowledge to identify and service you HVAC unit within a reasonable amount of time without affecting the functional operation of your business.
The machinery used for the maintenance of the HVAC unit have to be of a very good quality so as to be able to check the content of carbon monoxide in the air to keep it under permissible levels. You … Continue Reading
HVAC and Mechanical Contractors are faced with a unique challenge in today's insurance market. While they are traditional contracting risks, they have become the focus of growing pollution and mold related claims over the last several years. Exacerbating the problem is the trend of holding these contractors to a higher standard than many other trades, in effect giving them a "professional" liability exposure. These firms are now being expected to not only install the equipment properly, but to consult on its design and identify potential problems with another's design as well. While flattering, it creates a coverage issue for many of these risks. HVAC and Mechanical Contractors have two primary areas of concern: contracting services creating environmental problems and growing professional exposures.
Contracting services can create environmental problems in the following ways:
Installation leads to hazardous indoor air quality.
One of the biggest environmental concerns faced by Mechanical / HVAC professionals is the allegation that their work has led to an unhealthy indoor environment. This can manifest itself in many ways, including odors, ill employees, or staining and damage to walls and fixtures. When these allegations lead to Bodily Injury, Property Damage, or Business Interruption, the claims can become sizeable. If the basis of the claims is the toxic nature of the contaminant, pollution exclusions are often cited.
Installation leads directly to mold growth.
Mold growth is generally caused where moisture, a food source, and an acceptably warm environment meet. One of the unfortunate drawbacks to installation problems with HVAC systems can often be excessive moisture, either in the form of condensation or actual leaks. This moisture, matched with wood or wall board and warmth, leads to mold. Most mold claims are excluded from CGL policies.
Job site pollution caused by the contractor disturbing existing conditions.
Many claims faced by … Continue Reading