When searching for a commercial HVAC company to design, install, or maintain your building’s heating and cooling system, it’s essential to consider all of your options before choosing the winning contractor. After all, the comfort of the building’s residents is at stake, not to mention the many financial implications that are inherent in such a decision. So how do you sort through the myriad of options and find the ideal contractor?
1. Match the project to the provider.
Some commercial HVAC contractors might be better suited to specific projects than others due to experience or staff member specialties. Does one company have more experience with high-rise HVAC than another? Does another firm specialize in category A office fit-outs? Pick the right company for the job.
2. Consider the future.
A contractor might look right for the job now… but consider your building’s long-term needs. When upgrading your facility to a higher efficiency system consider what comes afterward. Does the contractor provide the level of support and maintenance to maintain the new system properly? Make sure that your plans and the company’s capabilities align.
3. Select a qualified LEED-certified contractor.
Not all HVAC contractors are the same, but the differences are more important than you might realize. An HVAC contractor that is LEED-certified can provide your building or facility with a green heating and cooling system that will meet exacting sustainability and eco-conscious qualifications.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to rate a building’s sustainability in design, construction, and operation. LEED-certified facilities are recognized for their energy efficiency, eco-friendliness, and smaller carbon footprints. The list of benefits for a LEED-certified building is extensive and includes economic, environmental, and health advantages such as:
- Lease rates are up to 20% higher
- Vacancy rates are up to 4% lower
- Lower building operational costs
- Increased building value
- Higher employee recruitment, retention, and productivity rates
- Lower absenteeism among building employees due to improved indoor air quality
- An average of 25% lower energy usage vs. similar non-LEED facilities
- 34% lower CO2 emissions
Choosing the right HVAC contractor for your building’s next upgrade or installation can mean years of dedicated, reliable service by a well-planned system, one that can save you money in the long run. Or it can turn into a nightmare scenario that ends up costing money in repairs, unhappy residents or tenants, and lead to ongoing issues and problems.
Henick-Lane is the Right Contractor for Your Next HVAC Upgrade
At Henick-Lane, we leverage more than 50 years of experience to design and install new, high-efficiency HVAC systems for commercial buildings and facilities. Request a consultation or call 718-786-7277 to start a replacement or upgrade from an old heating or air conditioning system to a newer, more energy-efficient design. Our team will work with you to create the ideal HVAC solution. We look forward to hearing from you.