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Allergens and Your HVAC

Allergens and Your HVAC

allergiesWhen it comes to industrial heating and cooling systems in St Louis near Sunset Hills, American Service has your commercial needs covered.  We also like to take some time to hit on subjects that may be of interest to the average homeowner in their own personal HVAC systems and life surrounding them.  Today, we will talk briefly on the subject of Heating and Cooling your home near Sunset Hills with allergies. We will begin with what is NOT true.

“There are nearly as many myths floating around regarding the hazards of HVAC systems on allergy sufferers, as there are allergens in the air. We are paying far more attention to indoor air quality than ever before, so now is as good a time as any to dispel the myths associated with the HVAC in your home and how it affects your allergies. The fact remains that your properly maintained HVAC system can help lessen the effects the ‘sneezing season’ has on your allergies.”

There are definitely things you can do to help prevent the cycling of allergens throughout your home via your St Louis Heating and Cooling Service near Sunset Hills MO.  “Prevent allergens from cycling in your home by doing the following:  Use high quality filters with a MERV 8 rating as a first line of defense in the protection of your indoor air quality.”  You will want to inspect or have your drains, ducts and drip pans inspected by the experts for mold.  You will want to do this every few weeks believe it or not.  This is the best way to get on top of it should you have a mold spore issue in your heating and cooling system at home.  Also, clean the area and keep it clean outside the unit so that extra dust and dirt are not sucked into your heating and cooling unit.  When it comes to allergies, keeping things clean is your absolute best defense.

Keep Your Heating System Lasting Long

Keep Your Heating System Lasting Long

technician HVACWhen it comes to your heating and cooling system in St Louis near Clayton, nothing should be taken lightly.  After all, whether we are talking about your home or commercial heating and cooling system, you really do need the system to be functioning and doing so properly in order to conduct business of your commercial space or the business of everyday life in the case of your home.  There may be a short climatic time when, depending on where you live, Mother Nature can handle the ambient temperature without anyone having a heat stroke or freezing to death, but this is a relatively short period of time that will expire before you know it.  For the rest of the year, you need your commercial or private HVAC to be running at its best, right?  The first thing you ought to do in order ensure this happens, is to get the heating and cooling experts involved.

“Having a maintenance inspection this fall could be one of the best things you do for your home. This type of inspection for the HVAC system can help to pinpoint areas of risk throughout the system, giving you the ability to see significant improvement in several ways. Some of the reasons to have this type of inspection include the following:” You will likely reduce the cost to operate or heat and cool your space near Clayton MO, by identifying risks to venting like dust and debris, filters and other things that increase the system’s need to work overtime and therefore cost you more money to heat and cool in St Louis MO near Clayton.

And, finally, though there are definitely other, smaller reasons in between, the second and final most important reason to involve heating and cooling maintenance experts for your commercial or home HVAC is to extend the life of your system because no one ever looks forward to the time when their heating and cooling near Clayton needs to be replaced.  The longer it can last, the better.

Home Heating and Cooling Advice in St Louis MO

Home Heating and Cooling Advice in St Louis MO

AC repairHere at your commercial heating and cooling sales and install in St Louis MO, near Ladue, we focus much of our energy on explaining different aspects of commercial HVAC since this is the business on which we are focused.  However, we realize that our readers and customers are also private home owners in almost all cases, so we have decided to mix it up a bit today and talk about the home evergy savings you can experience if you follow a few common steps to best practices in energy savings for your home heating and cooling in St Louis near Ladue.

“Energy savings is something most homeowners in St Louis, MO appreciate. Many people are looking for ways to reduce what they spend on electricity costs, often making drastic lifestyle changes. However, if you are making these changes, you’re hurting yourself in the long term.”  If you turn your system on and off too much, this is actually an energy zapper and does no good in maintaining temperature in your home or keeping costs low.  “A more efficient step to take is to choose a specific temperature you prefer in your home and keep it at that temperature throughout the season.”

Are you using your thermostat wisely?  If your commercial heating and cooling system in St Louis near Ladue has programmable features, make sure you are taking advantage of them.  “If you’ve invested in a programmable thermostat, use it routinely. A key way to save money using these devices is to avoid heating or cooling an empty home. You may wish to upgrade to a smart home device that can better regulate temperatures based on your use of the spaces.”  Also, last but not least, if you haven’t already called the experts at your St Louis Heating and Cooling Repair near Ladue, then you ought to take advantage of the services they provide in order to keep your system running as efficiently as possible.

How to Choose Heating Service

How to Choose Heating Service

heating serviceCommon sense will tell you that when in need of a specialist for service, regardless of just what it is you are having done, you do not want to just point and choose.  The best way to make sure that your next heating and cooling service company is qualified is to choose them in a qualified and orderly fashion with certain criteria chosen as minimum requirements before you allow them to work on your commercial heating and cooling system.

Here is what one professional has to say online regarding the subject, “When it comes time to choose a new provider of commercial HVAC services, a few considerations matter more than others. When your business needs timely HVAC repair or cleaning, a company that checks these three boxes is the ideal solution that won’t slow your work down.”  The three boxes to which they refer are as follows:  reliability, expertise and customer service.

When it comes to reliability, you will need them to be available when things go wrong in your St Louis Heating and Cooling system near Creve Coeur MO.  If they are hard to reach or overbooked so not available, then they will do you little or no good regardless of how qualified they are.  In terms of expertise, you will want the best in the heating and cooling field so there is no doubt as to whether or not they can handle your Commercial HVAC trouble in a jiffy.   Being great with customers is the last, if not most important aspect of choosing a professional commercial heating and cooling service company in St Louis near Creve Coeur.  Chances are, you will not be a happy camper if and when you need commercial HVAC service.  “Of course, the other stuff doesn’t matter if your provider of commercial HVAC services has no customer service skills. You want to be sure you’re doing business with the friendliest people when you choose an HVAC company.”  Friendly is what you need when you are upset.  Hopefully these three criteria are easy for you to find the next time your Commercial Heating and Cooling near Creve Coeur MO needs attention.

 

Dimensions and Space for Your Commercial Refrigeration

Dimensions and Space for Your Commercial Refrigeration

freezerWe began a very pertinent discussion in the last post here, on behalf of your refrigeration sales in St Louis near Webster Groves, regarding some of the important factors surrounding you choice in a commercial refrigeration unit for your St Louis MO business.  We already covered the first two points, but will briefly revisit them here.

You will want to research and know your commercial refrigeration brands before deciding upon one.  You will also want to research and make sure you are getting a proper and all-inclusive warranty for you commercial refrigeration unit or units.  Most of us will not be ready for an expensive repair on our commercial refrigeration, especially if it happens early on in the life of our machine or machines.

In addition to the brand and warranty advice, you will next want to guarantee that the commercial refrigeration near Webster Groves upon which you decide is going to fit properly in the space you have available.  Going right along with this piece of advice is making sure you have the size that you need to accommodate your St Louis Commercial Refrigeration storage needs.  “Refrigerators and freezers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. One of the most common ways to measure size is the number of doors; reach-ins are generally available in 1, 2, and 3 door configurations. To find the right unit for your kitchen, start with what you know: measure the space in your kitchen so you have the exterior dimensions nailed down. Don’t forget about the doorways; your fridge or freezer will need to fit through those, too.”  Once you know what will fit on the outside, you can begin looking at how much interior space is available for that much exterior room and at that point you can either get the biggest refrigerator that your space will allow, or you can be more practical and only buy what you expect to need in your commercial kitchen.

HVAC Dealers are Actually the Manufacturers

HVAC Dealers are Actually the Manufacturers

HVACAre you replacing your commercial HVAC system in St Louis MO near University City because you were told by a service technician that you have to?  Well, according to research online done for you on behalf of your St Louis Commercial HVAC service and sales, you are likely in need of a second opinion since most all commercial HVAC problems can be actually be repaired.  “Now, maybe that system is getting old and you just don’t want to deal with annual repairs, or you want higher efficiency to reduce those utility bills, or your system has never heated or cooled your space just right.”  Now, those are good reasons to possible decide on a replacement system as opposed to going for the HVAC repair near University City MO.

Now, you have brand and contractor to concern yourself with, assuming that you have decided to move forward with the replacement of your commercial HVAC in St Louis MO.  Make sure your Commercial HVAC installers are properly licensed to perform in your area.  Then, check on what they sell.  You will want to find the best HVAC manufacturer for your business.  I am on my HP computer as I drink my Starbucks Coffee wearing my Nike sweatshirt.  My point is that obviously brands make a difference to us and typically it is because of the quality that goes behind the name.

Here is what one writer has to say on the subject of brands, as it pertains here to your St Louis HVAC sales near University City MO.  “For most purchases we make, you pick the brand first, then go to a dealer or retailer. Here is how the story goes: I see an ad for a Honda Civic, see people driving them around and now I want one. I’ll go to my local Honda Dealer, whichever one will give me the best deal, or one that I have a good relationship with (hopefully both). A Honda Civic is a Honda Civic, right? Yes.”  The catch here is that HVAC dealers are actually the manufacturers themselves!  Stay tuned for more on this subject.

Deciding on a Commercial Food Processor for Your Restaurant

Deciding on a Commercial Food Processor for Your Restaurant

food processorOur previous post here, on behalf of your St Louis Restaurant Equipment Sales and Services near Clayton MO, covered some of the different styles of commercial food processors, all of which centered around capabilities and exactly what the commercial food processor can do for you in your commercial kitchen.  Finding the one you can benefit most from is as simple as knowing what you will be doing in your commercial kitchen in St Louis MO near Clayton.  Beyond that, though, there will be several options once you determine the functions you need.  There will still be many from which to choose once you have decided on the category of food processor best for you and your restaurant equipment needs.

For example, there are certain features you will want to look for in your commercial restaurant equipment near Clayton.  You will want, “Commercial grade, high performance motors that can handle large commercial kitchen jobs.”  Also important are controls that are easily accessible for use and equally as easy to keep clean.  One article we found online talks about the importance of “high impact, unbreakable polycarbonate or stainless steel bowls that meet your capacity needs” and safety features such as a reset button and an interlock to prevent the machine from operating if it is not assembled properly.

Don’t forget that, like all other restaurant equipment in your St Louis MO commercial kitchen, you will want to have things that are dishwasher safe for ease of cleaning.  “Dishwasher safe blades, accessory discs, bowls, covers and food pushers that are easy to clean”, are all too important in your St Louis Restaurant Equipment list of needs.  Add on accessories are also nice to have or at least know are available with the commercial food processor that you decide on for your St Louis Restaurant Equipment needs.

Deciding on a New Heating and Cooling System

Deciding on a New Heating and Cooling System

HVACJust like any other product on the market, both commercial and private use alike, it is virtually impossible to say just how long your commercial heating and cooling in St Louis near Ballwin will last.  The thing is, not all HVAC systems are created equally and even if they were, not all individuals or businesses who are using these HVAC systems are doing so in the same way, with the same care or lack thereof, or with the same stress on the heating and cooling needs of the commercial system.   So, the best we can do is offer up some guidelines from your American Service in St Louis that are based on educated guesses of just how much time it takes before your system should be evaluated for repair or possible replacement.

You will also want to have the option to repair or replace your St Louis Heating and Cooling system near Ballwin when the time comes.  The following may help you when it comes to that question:  “Studying current operating expenses as well as projected repair and operating expenses better equips you to make the decision to repair or replace existing equipment.”  You will want to look at your current HVAC system and see how much you can save on a new one that is significantly more efficient.  There will be times when, depending on the cost to operate your current HVAC in St Louis, the replacement may be a no brainer.

Here is what one online article has to say on this subject near Ballwin MO, “Compare these expenses to the operating costs of new, high-efficiency equipment. In many cases, if your equipment is aged, new high-efficiency replacements will provide significant utility savings that can be factored as a ‘payback’ in a decision to replace.”  Don’t forget to calculate utility rebates that may exist when it comes to professional installation of your Commercial heating and cooling in St Louis MO near Ballwin if your new system is high efficiency.  We hope this information helps and good luck with your heating and cooling decisions and needs.

 

Commercial Heating and Cooling Replacement

Commercial Heating and Cooling Replacement

rooftop HVACAt your American Services in ST Louis near Chesterfield, we understand that your commercial heating and cooling system won’t last forever.  Sometimes, when the Heating and Cooling unit on your roof is a commercial grade HVAC in St Louis, it is an out of sight, out of mind sort of thing.  Unless the system gives you any kind of obvious trouble, how will you ever know when it is time for service or any sort of attention?  We did a little research on behalf of your American Services Heating and Cooling Service near Chesterfield and the following is just some of what we found.

“Is it time to get professional commercial services for your rooftop HVAC? As cold weather taxes aging air-conditioning systems, the decision whether to repair an older rooftop unit or replace it with a newer high efficiency system may loom large on some commercial property owners’ minds.”  In many cases, you may need the advice of a professional like the commercial HVAC specialists in St Louis from American Services.  They will inspect the entire system and give you their honest opinion.  Until then, though, you can benefit from other experts tips found online.

Most commercial HVAC products are designed for a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years, for example.  Now, that’s not to say that your Commercial Heating and Cooling in St Louis near Chesterfield won’t last longer or even need to be replaced sooner, for this is obviously impossible to determine for every specific system.  Some commercial grade systems are of higher quality than others and depending in how hard they work and how well they are cared for, the life expectancy can and will change from one system to the next.  “However, factors beyond the control of the original equipment manufacturer dictate the actual reliability and cost effectiveness of operating the equipment during its useful life period. That’s why it’s important to have a commercial and industrial service professional carefully examine each piece of equipment before reaching a decision to repair or replace a system.”

Refrigeration Brands and Warranties are Important

Refrigeration Brands and Warranties are Important

refrigerationAre you in the market for a commercial refrigeration product, or products for your new business?  Well, this, regardless of your details, can be a daunting task to say the least.  On behalf of American Services in St Louis near Sunset Hills, we would like to make the job a little easier by arming you with some information because knowledge is power, right?

“When it comes time to buy a new reach-in refrigerator or freezer for your business, you’ll notice there are more than a few options out there. It isn’t always easy to choose new restaurant equipment, but we’re here to help with that. Here are 4 tips for picking out just the right icebox for your kitchen.”  According to recent reading and research done online, your Refrigeration sales and service near Sunset Hills recommends keeping a close eye on the brand of commercial refrigeration from which you choose.  “Like most products you buy, your commercial refrigerator’s brand matters. There are a lot of manufacturers out there, so it’s important to zero in on a manufacturer you know you can trust. Some brands are going to focus on producing the highest quality units; other brands will aim to provide uncompromised value at the best possible price. Bottom line: every manufacturer has its niche.”  We recommend that you know what is most important for your business and for you personally, and shoot for a brand that offers that.

True, Turbo Air, and Delfield are three well-known and trusted names in the refrigeration biz that are worth putting your stock in depending on just what you are looking for in your St Louis Commercial Refrigeration near Sunset Hills.  Also, make sure you heed the warranty.  No matter the refrigeration brand or unit on which you settle, nothing is made or expected to last forever.  You will want to be protected for as long as you can against any undue issues that will likely be costly to repair.  Not to mention, you will be subject to the loss of whatever your commercial refrigeration was responsible for storing, so the sooner the unit can be fixed, the better.