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How Energy-Efficient is Your Commercial HVAC?

March 20, 2019

Commercial businesses use energy a lot like homes, consuming electricity to power heating and cooling, electronics, lighting and appliances. Already consuming 41% of the power generated in the United States—according to 2014 stats from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine—the commercial sector is set to consume 13% more in the next two decades. Around […]..Read More

Determine Your HVAC Upgrade Plan With These Few Questions

March 6, 2019

You might be at odds between choosing to retrofit or replace your building’s HVAC equipment because of aging. We can verify this because the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that almost half of every commercial building was constructed prior to 1980. While these buildings grow old, the HVAC equipment does as well. If certain equipment becomes […]..Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Commercial HVAC Retrofitting in Chicago

February 20, 2019

It’s totally reasonable that many in the commercial market, depending on their experience, don’t have that much of a background in direct, hands-on capital improvements. We at VP Mechanical often take calls from prospective clients who ask us if we can retrofit or upgrade their HVAC system. The attitude of such calls can vary from a small […]..Read More

The Top Issues Commercial HVAC Systems Face (Avoid These!)

February 6, 2019

Depending on your companies location and hours of operation, your HVAC systems and their equipment suffer a lot of wear and tear over time. Even though they’re engineered to take a beating, it’s inevitable that issues will arise in your systems. Here are the common issues you’ll want generally understand when it comes time to […]..Read More

Best Commercial HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist

January 23, 2019

Having maintenance done on your commercial HVAC system is crucial for long-term efficiency and longevity. These check-ups can forestall expensive repairs, lower energy costs and prolong your HVAC system’s life. The New Building Institute figures that routine HVAC preventative care can lower energy bills by 10-20% in any climate within the U.S. Badly managed units consume approximately […]..Read More