This one might be the most obvious, but in most places around the world working air conditioning is a must. Not only is it important to keep your employees at a comfortable temperature for working safely, but many businesses – restaurants, retail, and convenience stores in particular – see an increase in traffic during the hot summer months from people just looking for a place to cool down.
While heating equipment varies and is available in many different types of systems, it will need professional HVAC experts for installation, repair, and maintenance. Central heating is common, but may not be the best fit for all business types. Grocery stores, convenience stores, and restaurants often install large hanging space heaters to form a barrier against the cold at the entrance, especially if your building features large sliding doors that open often.
Furthermore, many dining establishments have moved to increased outdoor seating as a response to the pandemic, but doing so as the weather gets cooler often requires additional outdoor heating sources like space heaters or heat lamps. Depending on the type of business and your location, you may even choose to install floor heaters to provide comfortable ambient heat that does not concentrate in one location. This HVAC system option is especially popular in retail locations such as design stores, clothing stores, and exercise studios, where patrons are likely to be trying out flooring or walking around without shoes. Put your best foot forward and work with your Vixxo facilities management team to choose a heating installation, repair, and maintenance plan that will keep your customers comfortable and coming back.
There are always limitations to how your ventilation system operates depending on the structure of your building, but speaking with a licensed HVAC system expert specializing in ventilation and ductwork design can help you create a plan for installing, repairing, and maintaining an efficient ventilation system. It's important to remember that unexpected costs related to HVAC equipment can be extremely expensive – not just in repair costs, but in time, energy, and lost revenue. Having your equipment serviced regularly prevents serious malfunctions that take you offline, helps to uncover potential issues ahead of time so you can budget for them, and extends the life of your assets.
For example, health-oriented businesses may decide to install extra HEPA filters or to have air filters changed more frequently. Your Vixxo facilities management team can help you find the HVAC system installation, repair, and maintenance solutions that works best for your business, and make sure that you – and your customers – are breathing comfortably!
For example, many heating systems may require oil or gas fuel sources to work, so a licensed HVAC specialist may also hold a plumbing license for this kind of work. Also keep in mind that some HVAC system liquids and gases may require specific certifications or credentials to handle. Knowing what kind of expertise and licensing your HVAC system specialists need to have is critical and can be complex.
An HVAC system and its component parts represent a significant capital expenditure - one that you need to protect by ensuring only qualified personnel perform any work on them. With Vixxo's vetted expert network you can be assured that you’re getting the right specialists you need, every time. Your facilities management team will work with you to take the hassle of finding the right service professionals off your plate. That way, you can focus on doing what you do best - creating the best experience for your customers, no matter the weather.