If you own your own business, you know how much work is involved in keeping it running smoothly. One important aspect of operating your company is keeping your clients comfortable. Your customers won’t stay around for very long if your place of business is hot and stuffy. Similarly, for optimal productivity levels, it’s important to keep your employees cool in the summer. So, when your heat or air conditioning has an issue, you want a company that’s fast, efficient, and qualified. When searching for commercial air conditioning repair from a company you can trust, choose Aspire Heating & Cooling.
Lately, most of us have recognized the value of dealing with a local, family-run business. Aspire Heating & Cooling is a veteran-owned business servicing Winston-Salem, Advance, Bermuda Run, Mocksville, Clemmons, and Lewisville areas. We offer quick, professional HVAC service at competitive prices for both residential and commercial customers. Our NATE-certified technicians will service and repair all makes and models of HVAC equipment. Using state-of-the-art technology, with a full inventory of replacement parts, we arrive on time for every service call. Your complete satisfaction is always our goal. After all, local companies want you to recommend us to your family and friends, so we value every customer.
Additionally, we’re a Trane Authorized Dealer and Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer. These designations allow us to offer some of the best and most aggressive warranties in the business. Both manufacturers have a reputation for building innovative, reliable, and efficient HVAC systems with unmatched constant comfort. Furthermore, we must meet their high standards of top-quality service and expertise to earn those dealerships. For maintenance, repair, or installation for commercial or residential systems, call Aspire Heating & Cooling at 336-936-9111.
Indoor Comfort Impacts Productivity
When you own a business, productivity is a key component of the overall health of your company. How quickly and correctly your employees complete their tasks directly affects your earnings. Higher productivity can lead to larger profits. Correspondingly, the comfort of your employees is directly proportional to their work output and your bottom line.
Scientists have undertaken several studies to understand this relationship between environmental temperature and productivity. One study showed a 4% drop in manual labor productivity per degree when temperatures rise above 80° F. Another study showed a consistent decrease in performance in office work when the temperature increased above 78° F. So, maintaining a comfortable indoor environment isn’t only a matter of keeping your employees happy. It also directly affects your profits.
Essentially, indoor comfort consists of three important factors, temperature, humidity, and air quality. As the temperature rises, people sweat to stay cool. If the surrounding air has a high level of humidity, sweat will not evaporate into the air. Thus, we feel much hotter in an environment with a higher level of humidity than the actual temperature. Too much humidity can also cause health problems. According to dermatologists, high humidity levels raise our risk for rashes and other skin irritations. Plus, excess moisture becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
An equally important factor in indoor comfort is IAQ or indoor air quality. IAQ measures the condition of the indoor air as it relates to the health of a building’s occupants. Thus, if the air inside your building contains many pollutants making your employees sick, you have poor IAQ. Indoor air pollutants such as mold spores, dust mites, animal dander, as well as many others cause multiple health issues. These health problems may result in lost productivity and sick days.
Indoor Temperature Also Affects Dining Habits
Experienced restaurant owners understand the relationship between ambiance and the dining behavior of patrons. In the highly competitive field of food service, developing a strong, loyal customer base keeps a restaurant thriving. An often-overlooked but integral part of the restaurant’s dining experience is indoor comfort. And while you may think the owners keep the dining area a little chilly, there’s a reason for this.
Eating is a basic physiological function. Most of us think of eating to satisfy our hunger. But eating also helps maintain body temperature. One study found that lowering the temperature by 10° boosted food consumption by 20%. While the opposite is true, warmer environments tend to decrease our desire to eat.
As a restaurant owner, you neither want your patrons shivering or sweating. Maintaining an ideal temperature of 68-72° is optimal. And keeping your air conditioning serviced will keep your customers comfortable. At Aspire Heating & Cooling, we have several area restaurants as clients. We take pride in servicing their air conditioning equipment to provide indoor comfort to their customers.
Maintaining Your Commercial Air Conditioning System
If you have a commercial HVAC system unit, one of the best ways to maintain it is with routine maintenance. Regularly scheduled maintenance saves on energy costs, avoids costly repairs, and extends the life of your system. It’s not merely an inconvenience for your air conditioner to break down during a heat spell. Often it can also result in lost revenue and productivity.
Moreover, maintaining your commercial HVAC equipment will save you money on energy costs. Over time, components wear out and deteriorate, which affects efficiency. A well-tuned commercial HVAC system runs better requiring less power. In fact, failure to perform maintenance can increase energy use by 30-60%. Those large percentages can seriously impact your bottom line.
While commercial air conditioners are similar to residential systems, there are some significant differences requiring special consideration. A commercial air conditioner is complex due to multiple zoning areas. Additionally, commercial HVAC maintenance may be more involved due to the system configuration. Moreover, your commercial building may employ VRF technology requiring heating and cooling specialists to be familiar with the latest technology. Thus, it’s critical to hire a commercial HVAC contractor who has experience in air conditioning repair on commercial AC units.
At Home and at Your Business, Changing Your Air Filter Is Critical
One of the most important, yet overlooked, tasks in maintaining your air conditioning unit is changing the air filter. In both residential and commercial HVAC systems, failure to routinely change your air filter can result in poor IAQ. Additionally, a clogged and dirty air filter puts a strain on your system causing breakdowns.
Although we can’t see them, the air contains many harmful pollutants. Dust, pollen, mold spores, and germs are just a few of the contaminants routinely found in air. As air flows through your HVAC system, it passes through the filter. Here, the pollutants become trapped. Over time, these trapped contaminants build up, which blocks airflow. Thus, your system must work harder to circulate air, in turn straining the system. Moreover, dirty filters cannot trap contaminants. Then, these pollutants begin to clog up the inner workings of your AC unit. The accumulation of dirt on your air conditioner can result in ice formation and decreased energy efficiency.
Many factors affect how often you need to change your air filters. Generally, you need to change your filters a minimum of 3-4 times per year. However, manufacturing businesses and restaurants may need to change them more often. The byproducts of your manufacturing process can cause your air filter to clog more often. Likewise, restaurants generate smoke and grease, making it necessary to change the filter monthly. If you can’t remember the last time you changed your filter, it’s time. Especially if the filter is noticeably gray in color with dirt and dust built up on the filter media.
When purchasing air filters, you’ll notice that each one has a rating from 1-16. This is a MERV or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. Developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to describes the effectiveness of the filter. The higher the MERV rating, the smaller the particles it captures.
However, it is extremely important to use the filter rated by the manufacturer for your system. A higher MERV rating means the air filter has smaller pores for the air to pass through. Thus, there will be more resistance in airflow. If the manufacturer designed your system for lower resistance, your system will strain to circulate the air. On the other hand, using a lower-rated MERV filter increases indoor air pollution as it traps fewer pollutants. Not sure which filter is right for your system? Call us at 336-936-9111. One of our friendly team members will be happy to help you and answer your questions. We service and repair all brands of HVAC systems and have experts on hand to support your system.
VRF – the Heating & Cooling Solution for Commercial Buildings
When discussing heating and cooling systems, VRF is the new kid on the block in the US. Widely used in other countries, American companies have only recently discovered the benefits of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology. Businesses choose VRF for its design flexibility and energy savings.
The first main benefit of a VRF system is energy efficiency, because air no longer needs to move through ductwork. This type of AC system has multiple indoor units to control the temperature in different zones. Many businesses consist of different areas which VRF technology can simultaneously cool and heat.
Industry experts expect to see double-digit growth of these systems over the next 5-10 years. With more of these types of systems installed, business owners will be seeking qualified technicians to maintain these systems. Aspire Heating & Cooling technicians are factory-trained and certified commercial HVAC service professionals. We are one of the few companies trained to work on the Mitsubishi VRF unit. Additionally, we have experience and training with many other commercial HVAC systems as well.
NATE-Certified Means Quality Service
In the late 1990s, industry leaders recognized the need for a program to ensure HVAC technicians met certain standards. They formed the North American Technician Excellence program (NATE) to provide certification for HVAC technicians. NATE-certified technicians must demonstrate their knowledge by passing a nationally-recognized test. This test represents real-world working knowledge of HVAC systems.
Consumers know with a NATE-certified technician, they are getting the best service for their HVAC system. Home and business owners alike trust a contractor with NATE-certified technicians to resolve issues without multiple service calls. Excellent service means increased energy efficiency and a longer life for your system.
At Aspire Heating & Cooling, our service technicians undergo NATE certification. We’re experienced in all aspects of air conditioning repair. Using knowledgeable, well-trained technicians gives you peace of mind. Our technicians complete every project in a professional reliable manner. With organized job sites, we operate efficiently and systematically.
Choose a Commercial Air Conditioning Repair Contractor with Experience
Running your own business requires many responsibilities. Providing indoor comfort to your customers and employees is paramount. Keeping your air conditioner unit running at peak efficiency is one way to meet this need. When searching for a commercial air conditioning repair contractor with knowledge and training, choose Aspire Heating & Cooling. Our technicians are factory trained, frequently updated, and follow strict guidelines to ensure peak efficiency, and long-term sustainability.
We’re the local, experienced residential and commercial HVAC contractor dedicated to providing you with the quality service you deserve. Our team of professionals provides comprehensive assessments and personalized solutions fixed right the first time. Keep your system running efficiently to be sure that it is always in perfect working order. Our maintenance plan will provide cost-efficient, regularly-scheduled seasonal visits, so that your system will be ready to handle any weather conditions. These maintenance visits will prevent major issues down the road. Whether you need maintenance, repair, or installation, our team of NATE-certified technicians provides you with unparalleled service. Plus, we offer a 100% workmanship guarantee.
Call us at 336-936-9111 for all your heating and cooling needs. Servicing both residential and commercial HVAC systems, we want to be your indoor comfort specialist.