January 18th, 2021
We’re in the job of helping businesses with their commercial heating in Everett, WA and throughout Snohomish County and the Eastside. Many of our customers run small businesses, and it’s a joy to provide them with quality service that keeps them operating.
When working with small businesses, we often need to find creative solutions to heating issues in spaces that don’t have the room for larger HVAC systems. One of the best ways we can provide heating for tricky situations for our clients is to install ductless mini split heat pumps. “What’s that?” you ask. We’re glad to give you answers—and you can always call us for more information.
The Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump
A ductless system works similarly to a standard split system heat pump seen in residential buildings, with indoor and outdoor units that circulate refrigerant between two sets of coils to move heat from indoor to outdoor or vice versa. But where a standard split system uses a single indoor unit that hooks up to ducts, a mini split system uses multiple small air handler units attached to walls that send the conditioned air straight in the space without ducts.
How This Can Benefit Your Commercial Business
There are several advantages to using a ductless mini split for your commercial facility:
- Heating and Cooling: Like most rooftop units, ductless systems are heat pumps that provide both cooling and heating for a building.
- Space Saving: This is one of the major benefits for small businesses. The lack of ducts frees up space in an area, and it allows for flexibility in construction and remodeling by ignoring ductwork altogether. It’s also beneficial for a business that doesn’t have access to roof space for a rooftop unit.
- Flexibility: Ductless systems are among the easiest systems to install for a business, because the air handlers are small and can be placed almost anywhere. They are usually placed above doors and windows, out of the way. There’s no need to try to figure out how to connect ducts, and this allows for the placement of the air handler units in rooms that would otherwise be difficult to heat or cool. Ductless mini splits can be installed as an addition to a standard HVAC system to target these spots that have proved difficult to properly condition.
- Energy Efficiency: Ducts are a source of energy loss for any HVAC system—the heat lost or gained through the walls of the ducts results in a drop in efficiency. Ductless systems don’t have this problem, and they use smaller motors than found in rooftop units and split systems, further adding to the reduction in energy consumption.
- Improved Air Quality: No ducts means less dust gets blown around each time the heater turns on.
- Zone Control: The air handlers can be operated separately from each other, so you only need to have heating (or cooling) delivered to the zones that require it. It’s more convenient, and another way to save energy.
Get in touch with us today to see if ductless mini splits may be right for your business.
Evergreen State Heat & AC serves Snohomish County & The Eastside. Call us for service—we have 24/7 on-call dispatching.
January 4th, 2021
Here’s a question we sometimes hear from people who are curious about the differences between residential comfort and commercial comfort: “Why are the HVAC systems usually up on the roof of a building?” People aren’t used to seeing HVAC equipment on the roofs of houses after all.
Rooftop HVAC units, which are the most popular type of air conditioning and heating system for commercial buildings, are systems we’re familiar with: we install, repair, replace, and maintain them, and we can tell you about why they’re placed where they are. It involves a bit of history of the development of both business and HVAC technology.
December 21st, 2020
When you think about the HVAC system for your commercial building or facility, what comes to mind first? Is it the cooling and heating system? That’s natural, but it only accounts for three of the four letters in “HVAC.” The missing letter is the “V,” ventilation. Ventilation isn’t a standalone part of HVAC. It’s key for helping both the heating and air conditioning. Ventilation also regulates the balance of indoor and outdoor air and regulates humidity levels inside.
If your commercial facility has poor ventilation, it won’t matter how well the AC and heating work—your business may be in serious trouble, as we’ll explain below.
December 7th, 2020
You expect to see a rise in your heating costs for your commercial business, facility, or building during the winter. Your annual budget accounts for this rise because it just comes with the season. But if you’ve looked at your regular monthly energy costs this year and noticed that they’re higher than you expect, it may be a cause for concern. If the rise in costs isn’t connected to an increase in energy prices, then what’s causing them? And what can be done about it?
We can’t give you a simple answer in a blog post, because there is a range of possibilities and each business is different. The best way to get to the bottom of spikes in heating costs for your business is to work with local commercial HVAC professionals. Our technicians are certified and trained in light-commercial HVAC work, and they can determine what help your facility needs to get those rising costs back under control.
We’ll look into a few of the reasons for rising commercial heating costs to get you started.
November 23rd, 2020
You’re having issues with the heating system for your business, or you’re looking for an inspection on the air conditioner. Who do you call for service? You can look to a building “handyperson” to come on by, or a small amateur outfit to see if you can save a couple of bucks.
But you shouldn’t. You won’t save time or money, and you may end up wasting plenty of both and damaging your business as well. Any HVAC services for your facility need to be left to licensed professionals with years of experience working with commercial systems.
There are many reasons to choose professionals only. We’ll list the most important ones below.
November 9th, 2020
When you manage a business, you keep a close tab on your budget. That is an essential part of running any company: you want to know about revenue and overhead, and where you can make improvements to raise the first while reducing unwanted spikes in the second.
One place where you may be spending more on overhead and not even know it is on the HVAC system. Any type of work space, business office, or facility uses an HVAC system. It may be primarily for the comfort of people in the facility, or it may be necessary for protecting equipment and process. But it’s vital—and it may be costing you too much because you have outdated equipment or equipment that needs upgrades.
October 26th, 2020
We have recently discussed how to watch for signs that it’s time to call commercial HVAC pros to repair your business’ heating system. With speedy repair work and regular maintenance, you can expect to get a commercial heating system to work for many years.
But at some point a commercial heating system will go past the point where repairs and maintenance are worth it. Hopefully, you won’t find this out when the heating system dies on you during a cold day. It’s always better to catch a replacement need before the current system suffers a final breakdown. Since your business probably has a modular HVAC system, you won’t need to replace the entire heating system at once, but you’ll lose out on valuable heating power during critical times if you have to schedule the replacement as an emergency.
October 12th, 2020
The quality of air inside commercial buildings has never been a larger concern than it is now. It’s not just over concerns of communicable diseases being spread around indoors, but with the general problem with ventilation that has made commercial buildings stuffy, dusty, and filled with a range of pollutants that can cause everything from minor irritations to major health complications.
Commercial IAQ isn’t a hopeless case, however. We offer help for commercial indoor air quality in Everett, WA for our clients. There’s no single solution for IAQ troubles—it all depends on the building and the business.
September 28th, 2020
You never want to neglect the HVAC system that provides warmth to your commercial facility, especially if it’s sending off warning signs that it needs commercial heating repair. Unfortunately, when you have so much to take care of to run your business on a day-to-day basis, you may miss some of these warnings about a heating system in jeopardy.
Below are a few of these signs you should never ignore. Call us 24/7 to handle the services to get your heating system back to work—so you can get back to work!
September 14th, 2020
It may be difficult to believe colder weather is approaching, but it is. And if you own and operate a commercial facility in the area, you want to ensure your business is ready to handle lower temperatures. Just having a commercial heating system in place that provides the proper climate control is not enough, however. The system needs annual inspections, cleanings, adjustments, and tune-ups—and not from any “handy person.” It must come from licensed commercial HVAC experts.
We offer commercial heating maintenance in Everett, WA as part of our maintenance plan packages. When you sign up for maintenance, you are also investing in your air conditioning equipment. We’ll arrange for the routine visits during the year necessary to prepare your HVAC system for the approaching season.