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When commercial property managers compare bid quotes for design-build projects, there’s a tendency to focus on the total cost of the estimate, as in the final number. From achieving future federal and local energy standards, lowering utility bills to the timeliness of the HVAC system’s completion, there are so many dynamics to weigh and consider when shopping for an HVAC mechanical contractor firm in St. Louis. The ultimate purpose of any HVAC design build project is to customize an energy efficient HVAC system that best fits your organization’s needs. You want to ensure you choose an experienced Mechanical Contractor who has design/build projects before. Make sure the HVAC mechanical contractor firm demonstrates an attention to timeliness. During the bid process, be sure to ask each mechanical engineering firm, if there are any obstacles that would interrupt the design-build schedule. A significantly lower bid quote for a design build project is often...
Q: Our corporation owns an office complex in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Over the last three years, we’ve seen energy expenditures jump by 40 -percent. Our facility faces the challenge of replacing an antiquated furnace for three adjoining buildings. Which energy tax incentive offers the best value for our commercial property: a gas furnace or a geothermal system. A:  The state of Missouri in conjunction with the federal government is affording commercial properties with an assortment of energy tax incentives. Natural gas, geothermal heating systems, solar and wind turbine energy are four alternative energy options. Commercial buildings in St. Louis qualify for the replacement of an outmoded heating and cooling system with a geothermal system or an upgrade to a high efficiency gas furnace and boiler. The type of gas furnace or geothermal system depends on the layout of your complex. If all share the same concourse, only a single gas furnace...
Bid quotes represent only a facet of decision making when it comes to evaluating a mechanical contractor in St. Louis County or St Louis City. The criteria for assessing a mechanical engineer exceeds the upfront costs. What are the contractor’s prior project experience, credentials, employment hiring practices and other contingencies? How to qualify a mechanical engineer in St. Louis? Credentials matter Is the mechanical contractor a licensed engineer or a certified technician? Is the mechanical contractor an affiliate of any organizations? Only a licensed mechanical engineer has the proficiency to design, build or retrofit an HVAC-R system for a commercial building in St Louis. Organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Society of Engineers authenticate a mechanical contractor’s credibility. Experience counts Considering that a commercial building erected in the 1970s varies distinctly from one built in 2000. The mechanical engineering specifications vary widely...
Hoffmann Brothers Mechanical Contractor talks Safety Preparedness, because you just never know when disaster or emergencies can happen. Some questions as a business owner you should ask yourself are: 1. Does your commercial building in St. Charles County have a contingency plan?2. What is your commercial building's crisis management plan?Earthquakes, floods, bioterrorism, chemical spills and other natural disasters represent a short list of emergency situations, facing St. Charles County commercial property owners. Flooding and tornadoes represent the most common potential natural disasters of St. Charles County. After what happened this past December, you can never be over prepared for the worst. Missouri is among 37 other states vulnerable to earthquakes. The New Madrid seismic zone produced quadruple earthquakes magnitudes, ranging above 7.0 on the Richter scale, during the winter of 1811 to 1812. Hoffmann Brothers Mechanical Contractors prescribes five rudimentary tactics to help prepare your business for an Emergency:1) Schedule an...
In St. Louis, the heat pump continues to generate a slew of advantages for commercial properties, facilities and complexes. While these understated, heating and cooling systems afford energy efficiency, misconceptions continue to swirl. Here is a list of some common misconceptions regarding heat pumps: Heat pumps are seasonal heating applications, needed during the colder months of the year only?Despite the name, heat pumps serve as a complete heating and cooling system. All year round, heat pumps maintain indoor comfort. Working as a heating system, heat pumps produce indoor heat by extracting hot air, which is generally comprised in chilly temperatures, from outside and transferring it inside. During the summer, the heat pump multitasks as an air conditioner, exporting interior heat from a commercial property to the exterior.   A heat pump is not as energy efficient as it seems:Heat pumps garner a high efficiency reputation, endorsed by the ENERGY STAR program. ...
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