Quality HVAC equipment for a commercial property

My first job as an air conditioning technician five years ago was for a client who’d contracted our air conditioning company for a multi-split air conditioning unit with five splits.

  • I remember how they seemed to know more about air conditioning than I did before going to school.

Still, I figured it was because they owned several properties and had interacted with cooling industry experts. They knew what to look for in a quality air conditioner and what their commercial property needed to avoid air quality troubles with the tenants. We were to devise a layout for how the HVAC installation would be done to ensure that the occupants in the building were comfortable. More specifically, the client wanted the air conditioning provider to install quality HVAC equipment in each space while allowing dump zones for extra air so that the thermostat would work more efficiently. I didn’t get what he meant since it was my first job, so I got the help of a senior a/c serviceman who understood how to bring the client’s vision to life. The installation cost, according to how the client wanted the equipment installed, was high, but they were ready to pay for the total price. The client said that compromising his tenant’s comfort would only lead to multiple HVAC maintenance calls because they would keep trying to make the units work for their comfort, which would cause damage. It was an intensive job because we had to draw the layout several times to get it right. We even suggested that the client consider another type of HVAC, but they were sure that what they wanted was doable. We did it eventually, which was such a learning curve for me. We’ve only had one air conditioning repair at that property, so the occupants are happy.

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Tough life lesson after buying a second-hand quality air conditioner

I was working as an assistant or a home renovator.

They have to work on a tight budget for some of the homes, and once, they thought buying a second-hand quality air conditioner would save them money.

There was an online air conditioning provider selling close-to-new quality HVAC equipment, and there were comments from satisfied customers. They had a local a/c serviceman who worked with them in the renovations, so doing the HVAC installation was no trouble. However, the problem showed up when they decided to trust the equipment from the second-hand cooling industry shop. The online air conditioning company had good deals for multi-split air conditioning units, with a matching thermostat for each, and replacement parts, which they promised were clean and uncompromised. The only part we’d buy new was the filters to ensure the home’s air quality. We only wanted an excellent a/c that would work in the summer and winter without multiple air conditioning repair calls. The last condition for what we wanted was that it should not be older than five years because it was likely that routine HVAC maintenance would not be enough to keep it functional for a long. Long story short, when the air conditioning technician came to do the installation, he found that we had bought equipment that would give the homeowners trouble as soon as it was summer. The person who sold it refused to take it back, so we lost money that my bosses had to dig into their pockets to pay for the mistake. Whatever you do, try to save for new equipment unless you know more about air conditioning to understand what to check when making the purchase.



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Equipping a backyard studio with quality HVAC equipment

My first client this year was a homeowner with an imposing house.

We did their interiors two years ago. They had a lot of space in their compound that I thought would just be turned into a garden area, but she had other ideas. They built a backyard studio on it and needed it to be furnished in a similar taste as the main house. It serves as her meditation room, greenhouse for her many herbs and plants, and office space. Part of my work was to contact the previous air conditioning provider for HVAC installation that would meet the multiple needs of the studio space. The studio was detached from the main house, so it needed its quality air conditioner. As a completed space without ducts, the best option, as we agreed with the a/c serviceman, would be a multi-split air conditioning unit. I knew how to fit quality HVAC equipment into the space without it being an eyesore. The air conditioning technician knew how to customize the unit to match the studio house’s unique needs. With a thermostat, our client could control the temperatures for each part of the studio, especially the greenhouse, during winter. The equipment had to also be the best in the cooling industry to preserve air quality. Lucky for us, the local air conditioning company always stocks some of the best quality products, so we did not have to ship anything. We did the installation and finally unveiled the space to our client. But before closing the project, the a/c technician had to take the client through HVAC maintenance and when she should call them for air conditioning repair. We need to share more about air conditioning with clients so that they know the basics of HVAC care.


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Installing a multi-split air conditioning system in our lounge and garage office

When we built our home, having high full-length windows in the lounge area and one in the garage would be enough for good air quality and flow.

We soon realized that we had some heat build-up that made the space uncomfortable to work or relax in.

We needed a quality air conditioner that would serve the two rooms. Our home had no experience with the cooling industry, so we needed an air conditioning technician to teach us more about air conditioning in such spaces. We got a reliable a/c serviceman from the local air conditioning company to guide us through purchasing and installing quality HVAC equipment. After several consultations with the a/c expert and our contractor, we bought a multi-split air conditioning system from the local air conditioning provider. We’d still get the freedom to open the windows, but we also got the freedom to regulate our HVAC installation using a thermostat, ensuring we get the desired indoor comfort. Once the a/c was installed in the space, my wife immediately moved her office to the garage, where she says it feels far from the rest of us, who are always knocking on her door. Apart from the privacy, the a/c has made it a comfortable work space. We thought our bills would be higher than before, but we needed to increase our pay. As obsessive planners, we’ve both started contributing to an HVAC maintenance kitty because we want to keep the comfort going for as long as possible, and it’s also a sure way to avoid air conditioning repair due to negligence. I almost forgot; our friends think we have the most comfortable lounge area.
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