When you need to hire a commercial contractor to work on your business or industrial facility’s heating and cooling system, the price isn’t the only factor that should be considered. In fact, it shouldn’t even be number one.
Residential heating and cooling jobs are much different from commercial ones, so choose a contractor with a proven record of industrial HVAC service and installation. It’s also important to select a company that’s worked with your type of facility and understands its unique challenges for maintaining comfort and energy efficiency. An auto shop with overhead doors opening and closing all day, for example, will have different heating and cooling needs than a 50-year-old office building.
As heating and cooling equipment evolves, so must the techniques used for maintenance and repair. A good HVAC contractor will have technicians who receive ongoing training, to ensure they’re up-to-date on the latest codes and requirements and changes in equipment and building automation technologies.
Before you trust your company’s HVAC equipment to someone, make sure they’re trustworthy and reliable. Find out how long the service contractor has been in business in your area, and check their rating with the Better Business Bureau. Can they provide references from previous commercial HVAC customers? Your contractor should also be licensed and insured, to protect your company and theirs, and as an assurance that they’ve met the local regulations.
If you need a new heating or air conditioning system, will your technician suggest the cheapest model, the most expensive, or the best for your organization? A good commercial HVAC contractor will evaluate all aspects of your business, including the building’s setup and any equipment or machinery that’s used, to determine how they affect your heating and cooling needs. Then, they can recommend the best products for your needs and budget.
If your building’s air conditioning system quits in the middle of summer, can you call the same company that serviced your heating system in the fall? Will they repair your system in a timely manner? Working with one HVAC contractor for both routine maintenance and emergency repairs ensures you’ll always have technicians who are familiar with your HVAC system and your facility’s unique challenges.
Knipp Services can trace its roots in Wichita to 1951. Today, we serve customers in two-thirds of Kansas, providing commercial HVAC services that include repair, maintenance, building automation and energy efficiency. We also sell HVAC parts and equipment, and we offer training for technicians from all over the area. Our client base includes military bases, hospitals, clinics, schools, universities, government facilities, manufacturing plants, banks, hotels, and more. Contact Knipp Services today at 316-265-9655 to find out how we can help your business.