Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Rooftop Units’

Signs of Trouble with Rooftop Units in Bay Village

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The workhorses of the commercial HVAC world are packaged rooftop heating and cooling units. Since the earliest days of electromechanical air conditioning for businesses, these rooftop units have been the standard way to deliver comfort for a workplace. The modular nature of these systems allows for easy expansion, and because they are designed as packaged units with all the components located in one cabinet, they are convenient to repair and maintain.

If the rooftop units in your Bay Village, OH business start to show signs of malfunctions, then it’s time to call on the work of commercial repair specialists. Westland Heating and Air Conditioning handles many commercial HVAC services and has for over a quarter of a century. Place your company’s comfort in our skilled hands.

Watch for these signs of rooftop unit troubles

  • Uneven heating or cooling: It’s likely that you have more than one rooftop unit working to condition your business. If one stops working, you may at first not notice it because the others will continue to supply conditioned air from the vents. However, not all the rooms or zones of the workplace will receive the same level of heating/cooling, and you will start hearing complaints from customers and employees regarding hot and cold spots. These are early warnings that one or more of the rooftop units is encountering trouble.
  • Odd noises from the vents: One of the advantages of rooftop units is that they remove noise from the workplace. However, a malfunctioning rooftop unit can often begin to make large amounts of mechanical noise, and this can echo down through the vents. If odd noises start to disrupt your business, then you should bring in HVAC repair specialists to look into the issue.
  • Spike in utility bills: Rooftop units are durable and will often continue to produce their standard levels of heating and cooling despite having operational problems. However, they will drain far more energy to achieve their normal heating and cooling levels, and you will see this reflected on your bills. Since you keep a close watch on your company’s finances, you should quickly notice these leaps in costs. Don’t ignore them, since they will not improve over time. Instead, contact reliable repair professionals to see what work needs to be done.

To help avoid trouble from the rooftop units that keep your workplace comfortable for employees, customers, clients, and/or tenants, make sure to schedule twice-yearly maintenance visits.

Westland Heating and Air Conditioning provides comprehensive maintenance in Bay Village, OH for rooftop units, and we are available whenever you need repairs.

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What Can Rooftop Units Do for My Business?

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Rooftop air conditioning units are a common sight in office buildings and similar commercial spaces such as malls. They’ve become the staple for most types of business and here in Bay Village, rooftop units make an easy and advantageous choice for your commercial HVAC system. If you’re considering a new system for your building, you should seriously consider such units. But why specifically? “What can rooftop units do for my business?” you ask. Here’s a quick rundown.

Commercial space, whether it be an office building, a piece of retail space or a restaurant, has much different air conditioning needs than a residential home. Homes tend to have a set number of occupants regardless of who owns them at the time. Businesses, on the other hand, must deal with a constant ebb and flow of occupants: not only customers who might come and go but expanding and contracting numbers of employees, depending upon the needs of the business in question. Not only must a commercial HVAC system support a much larger space, but it must be able to grown and shrink to meet ever-changing needs.

Rooftop units are perfect for that. They have a modular natures, which means you can add and subtract new ones as the need arises. If you expand into a new floor, there’s no need to completely revamp your HVAC system. Just add another unit or two. Similarly, if a tenant leaves one section of your office building, you can remove the extraneous units with little or no fuss. Furthermore, since space is at a premium in most businesses, you don’t want to take up precious square footage with a big system. Rooftop units are out of the way, and yet easily accessible in the event you need repair.

For more on what rooftop units can do for your business, or to schedule an installation session, give the experts at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning a call. Our trained staff has years of experience handling commercial HVAC services in Bay Village, and we’ll set up a system that fits both your needs and your budget. Give us a call to make an appointment today!

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Why Businesses Use Rooftop HVAC Units

Monday, January 20th, 2014

You can see rooftop HVAC units on top of most businesses, whether they exist as stand-alone buildings or part of a larger complex like a mall. Here in Fairview Park, rooftop units remain a very popular option for business owners hoping to condition their air cheaply and efficiently. But that doesn’t explain why rooftop units are so popular with businesses, or what kinds of advantages they provide. It can be particularly perplexing since rooftop units still use the same basic system operated in most homes. Here’s a brief rundown of why businesses use rooftop units.

It boils down to two basic factors: space and flexibility. Unlike residences, which usually have back yards to set their HVAC systems, business place space at a premium. Any spot taken up by the heating system is a spot that can’t be used for another purpose: anything from storage to extra parking space. Add to that the fact that many businesses use high story buildings – which require a lot of energy to push cool air to the upper stories – and placement on the roof starts to make a lot of sense.

Then there’s the question of flexibility. Rooftop HVAC systems tend to use a set size capable of heating or cooling a certain specific amount of space. If the system is too small, it’s not going to do the job. That’s rarely a problem, however, because Rooftop systems are designed to be modular. That is, you can add more units quickly and easily in order to support every part of the building in question. That modular aspect helps you better treat the needs of different businesses occupying the same building, as well as tracking which businesses use more heating in the winter.

The combination of those two factors makes rooftop HVAC units very attractive to most businesses. Rooftop units can be assembled and installed by the Fairview Park rooftop units specialists at Westland Heat and Air Conditioning. We can discuss your options with you beforehand, then conduct the installation with courtesy and care. Pick up the phone to make an appointment. You’ll be glad that you did!

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