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Beat the Heat With the Perfect Ice Maker!

Beat the Heat With the Perfect Ice Maker!

ice cubes When you serve customers that expect the perfect drink each time they visit your business, you defiantly understand the importance of having the right ice machine to meet that need.  Today, let’s talk about a few factors that will help you choose the right machine!

First, it’s important to understand that there are two types of commercial ice makers – water-cooled and air-cooled.  The type you choose will depend on a number of factors. These factors include whether you are more worried about energy-efficiency or water-efficiency.  It’s best to talk to a professional about the energy- and water-efficiency aspects of each type of machine in order to choose the perfect one for your needs.

Once you understand the pros and cons associated with both types of commercial ice makers, you will need to consider a number of other factors associated with choosing the right machine for your business.  These factors often take into consideration the type of customer you serve and how you serve them.  When meeting with a professional commercial ice machine expert, talk about melt times, volume in relation to daily production needs, customer preference, maintenance needs, and the location of your machine.  All of these factors will work together in helping you get the right machine for your specific needs.

The team at American Services offers the St. Peters area heating, cooling, refrigeration, cooking equipment, industrial equipment, and beverage systems services you need!  Our team is trained on a wide-variety of equipment in order to provide the best all-inclusive service, maintenance, and repairs to our many St. Louis commercial customers.  Next time you are in the market for a new ice maker, be sure to contact our team of specialists to get a FREE estimate.  We understand your needs and will have the right tools to help you get the perfect ice maker for your very valuable customers!


ActOnEnergy Incentive Save Ameren Illinois Commercial Heating & Cooling Customers

ActOnEnergy Incentive Save Ameren Illinois Commercial Heating & Cooling Customers

energy-savingIllinois area commercial heating and cooling clients have the chance to save even more when replacing certain old technology with new, energy efficient units right now thanks to ActOnEnergy incentives from Ameren Illinois.  Take a look at two of the current programs below!

Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy Flip The Switch On T12s – Due to new federal energy standards that call for the phase-out of T12 fluorescent lamps, qualifying commercial customers can take advantage of incentives when switching to the energy saving T8 or T5 lamps and electric ballast. In fact, switching over to this type of set-up has the potential to save participants up to 33 percent or more off of their yearly electric bills.  When you decide to make the switch now, you may qualify for incentives that save you $0.25/watt when switching from T12 to high performance T8 and $0.25/watt when switching from T12 to a new T5 fixture.  These incentives are expected to be reduced by up to 20 percent as of January 1st.  So, submit your application by visiting this link now!

Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy HVAC & Water Heater Incentives – When you consider the fact that HVAC and water heating costs account for up to 40 percent of a business’ yearly energy bills, upgrading to a more efficient unit makes a lot of sense.  Right now, qualifying Illinois business owners can gain cash incentives for a number of HVAC and water heater projects including:  furnace and boiler replacements; air conditioning replacement; water heaters; and variable frequency drives. Incentives vary from $250-$500 for a furnace and $300-$3600 for a boiler replacement.  Get exact details and submit your project by visiting ActOnEnergy now!

If you are an Illinois area commercial heating and cooling customer seeking to take advantage of these incentive programs, give the team at American Services a call now!  We can help you choose the right equipment, get it installed, and stay within your budget!

Cooling Equipment Service Contract Must Haves

Cooling Equipment Service Contract Must Haves

Must HaveWhen drafting a heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment service contract, there are some things that you will want to make sure it includes.  Adding these important elements will keep you protected in the best possible way and save you hundred, if not thousands in added costs.  Today, let’s take a look at what you need to include and why!

  • Make sure your contract covers a bi-annual system maintenance check. This will ensure your equipment is being inspected at the beginning of the heating and cooling seasons.  Services like this are often called a checkup or tuneup.
  • Make sure parts and labor are covered in the case that something is found to be broken during one of your check-up visits.  This will continue to save you money on any extras that might come up.
  • Make sure you consider including an “emergency” service piece.  This part of the contract will ensure you avoid extra costs when something comes up unexpectedly.  When adding this type of a service, commercial businesses that need to be up and running 24/7 benefit the most.

Remember that adding on these extras to your contract may increase the initial investment, but overall individuals who take part in these types of plans will save money.

American Services is the leading heating, refrigeration, and cooling service contract provider near Maryland Heights!  In fact, more and more commercial customers have come to rely on the American Services team.  Our professionally trained, expert technicians take great pride in your satisfaction and will do whatever it takes to make you 100% satisfied.  Don’t trust your HVAC or Refrigeration equipment to any other company!  Call American Services to talk about a personalized preventative maintenance contract today!

Commercial Heat Pump Systems

Commercial Heat Pump Systems

commercial heating service in Saint LouisAmerican Services commercial heating and cooling installation service knows that business owners in geographic areas with moderate heating and cooling needs, are turning to heat pumps as an energy efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioning.

Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer just like your refrigerator. During the heating season the pump moves heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house, during the cooling season heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors.

Because they move heat rather than generate heat, pumps can provide up to four times the amount of energy they consume. Many commercial  customers are choosing this option because of  energy savings.

The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, this transfers heat between the buildings and the outside air. If you’re heating with electricity a heat pump can trim the amount of energy you use for heating by as much as 30-40 percent. High-efficiency heat pumps can also  dehumidify better than standard central AC  which results in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in the summer months.

One drawback is that the efficiency of most air source heat pumps when used as a heat source drops dramatically at low outside temperatures. Most generally this makes “air source” heat pumps unsuitable for colder climates, but new technology is currently breaking ground to overcome the problem.

To learn more about new commercial heating systems in Illinois or Missouri, contact your local Missouri heating professional, American Services, located in St. Louis MO today, you won’t be disappointed!