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Why Your Restaurant Needs An Efficient HVAC System

Why Your Restaurant Needs An Efficient HVAC System

Maximize EfficiencySometimes restaurant owners can accidentally overlook energy depleting systems that are costing them hundreds of extra dollars each month.  One of the systems that is often overlooked is HVAC.  An up-to-date and energy efficient HVAC system is key in keeping your heating and cooling costs down and will keep customers comfortable in a reliable way.  Today, let’s take a look at some of the other reasons why having an energy efficient HVAC system is so important.

  • As mentioned above, a huge reason to invest in an efficient system is the money savings.  In fact some can save up to 20% on their energy costs with a more efficient system and recoup their investment in six to twelve months.
  • Reducing your energy consumption lowers your impact on the environment with fewer carbon emissions.
  • With many of the newer systems, business owners gain round-the-clock monitoring and control of settings via the web.  These systems allow you the chance to set parameters around usage that can not be changed by employees.  Some will also offer energy management through a third-party to lessen the burden on management and maximize energy savings.
  • Putting some extra attention on how “green” your business is can attract new customers who share in your care for the environment.  Take advantage of the possibility of local press, positive brand imaging, and even awards for the efforts you make to save energy and help the environment.

At American Services our team of professional HVAC technicians near Florissant are ready to help you make the most informed decision possible regarding the updating of your heating and cooling equipment.  These professionals will come to your place of business, assess your current and future needs, and then give you a free estimate regarding the equipment you will need to save the most on your energy bills.  Give our customer care team a call now to set up your free consultation today!

 

Common Heating Questions Answered

Common Heating Questions Answered

Question AnswerHere at the American Services blog, answering questions presented to us by our valued commercial heating clients is something we take great pride in.  We always want you to understand all of the functions associated with the equipment we install and strive to give you the knowledge needed to use it effectively, efficiently, and for less money.  Today, our team is going to answer some of the question presented to us about heating systems.  Let’s get started!

How long does the typical heating system last?

With proper maintenance and attention, your heating unit should last anywhere from 10-20 years.

Can the installation of a new heating system lower my monthly utility bills?

Yes.  As mentioned above, your heating system should last about 10-20 years.  Yet in some cases the installation of a newer, more efficient system can save you so much on your utility costs that the upgrade makes perfect sense.

Is it necessary that I purchase a heating unit that matches the brand of my air conditioning unit?

It normally isn’t necessary to purchase a unit that matches in that way.  Just check with your installation expert to make sure all of the coil and blower sized match up properly.

There are temperature inconsistencies around my business space.  Can this be fixed?

Having temperature inconsistencies is a common problem and can be fixed by addressing the air flow problems in your space.   Air flow issues can be caused by areas of your duct work that are dirtier than others or by duct work that wasn’t designed to function optimally.  A professional can provide you with ideas on how to fix these issues and even get you set up with an advanced climate control zone-based system.

The team at American Services is proud to serve Webster Groves area commercial heating customers just like you!  Contact our team for a free estimate today!

Advantages Behind Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems

Advantages Behind Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems

A see-saw, scale or balance with the words Advantage and DisadvaWhen someone mentions geothermal heating and cooling, what is your first response?  Do you understand how these highly efficient systems work or are you someone who has never taken them into consideration?  Either way, it’s undeniable that deciding on geothermal heating and cooling is a very “green” choice.  In fact, when you consider all of the advantages of these non-traditional systems, being green is at the top of the list.  Today, let’s take a quick look at just some of the advantages to having a geothermal heating and cooling system.

As mentioned above, geothermal units are very green.  This means they are efficient and friendly to our environment.  Thanks to their green qualities, running a geothermal unit is also very cost-effective.  Here is a listing of some of the reasons why geothermal units are an advantage to those who are concerned for the environment and want to save money on heating and cooling costs:

  • Geothermal systems get rid of 3 million tons of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere on a yearly basis.  This is an amount equivalent to removing 650,000 vehicles from the road.
  • Compared to conventional gas or oil heating units, geothermal heating and cooling systems are about 70 percent more efficient.
  • Individuals who use geothermal heating and cooling systems save around 70 on their home heating bills and about 50 percent on their home cooling bills.
  • Compared to a standard air conditioning system, geothermal heat pumps reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by up to 72 percent.
  • Compared to traditional heating and cooling systems, a geothermal heat pump used 25-50 percent less electricity.
  • Although the cost of installing a geothermal system is more expensive then the more traditional alternative, it will pay for itself within 5 to 10 years of installation.

Do you have more questions about geothermal heating and cooling near St. Charles? If so, simply contact the experts at American Services Commercial HVAC for more information today!

Central Heating System Basics

Central Heating System Basics

ThermostatWhen talking about HVAC systems for commercial business, the basics of central heating are often overlooked for other more complicated matters.  Today, the team at American Services wants to give you a quick overview of what “central heating” actually means, along with some pros, cons, and basics on how this type of system works to keep you warm in the winter.

What does “central heating” mean?

When a heating system is referred to as “central heating” is basically means that your unit does the work of heating your building from a central location.  The heat is then moved through out the building via vent and duct work.

Are there advantages to central heating systems?

There are two big advantages to a central heating system.  The first is that this type of system evenly distributes heat making it a more comfortable for occupants.  The second advantage is that it provides energy efficiency due to working form a single energy source such as gas, oil, or electricity.

What are the main components found in a central heating unit?

The main components found in a central heating unit include the motor, fan or blower, burner, vents, ducts, and thermostat.

It is also important to note that participating in regular maintenance and having an energy audit are both vital in ensuring the energy efficiency of your central heating unit.  These two factors can improve your efficiency by up to 95% and should be considered when learning more about the heating system you have.

If you have more questions about your central heating and/or cooling system, the team at American Services is here to help.  Our St. Peters area HVAC technicians are fully trained on all the latest technology and can work with you to get an energy efficient system installed right away.  Simply call our customer care team at 314-733-1776 and ask for a free estimate!

Maintenance and Repair for your Commercial HVAC System

Maintenance and Repair for your Commercial HVAC System

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In today’s competitive world of industry, efficient HVAC systems are a must in order to increase productivity and ensure that commercial business owners have efficient systems for cost savings as well as to lower their carbon footprint.

HVAC contractor in MOThe downside of HVAC systems is that unfortunately they require a lot of routine maintenance with so many components necessary to heat and cool large industrial spaces.

It doesn’t matter if you are a heating and cooling large  buildings such as schools  hospitals, or even an airport, factory, or office building, maintenance to your commercial HVAC system in Missouri is a given during every season of the year.

When you are in the market for a new HVAC repair and maintenance professional, be sure to find out if the technicians are certified and have a wealth of experience in boilers, chillers, rooftop units, compressors, and more such as those at American Services in Saint Louis.

At American Services, not only do we offer professionally trained technicians, but you can also get education on daily maintenance tasks such as changing dirty filters which need to be replaced regularly to avoid blocking air flow to HVAC systems.

In the instance of any type of emergency situation such as failure or major malfunction of your HVAC system, American Services has emergency staff on call 24 hours per day 7 days per week.  If you want an estimate, be sure to contact us today to set up an appointment and we will be more than happy to send out one of our highly trained technicians.

Examples of some of the HVAC services we provide include;

  • AC Maintenance
  • AC Repair
  • AC Replacement
  • Heating Replacement
  • Heating Maintenance
  • Heating Repair
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Air Duct Free System
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Heat Pumps
  • Zoning Products

 

Commercial Heating Options

Commercial Heating Options

industrial boiler repair in MOInstalling industrial heating systems near Clayton MO with sustainable resources is an attractive option offered by American Services.  We utilize energy sources such as solar and geothermal power. Heating options like these systems are good for the environment and are potentially more cost efficient than other options such as oil and gas. Since they often come with high startup costs, this type of commercial heating system is often passed over by smaller businesses with less available capitol.

Selecting an oil or gas steam commercial HVAC system may not be the most efficient choice, but it is one of the oldest and most widespread methods of heating commercial properties. The oil or gas is used to boil, condense and steam flows through the pipes. Besides being relatively inefficient, steam heating also requires additional time to circulate the heat. Once the boiler is started it must run for a while before the heating process begins.

Heating by using a water-based HVAC system is another available option. Much like steam heating, the water heating method requires a boiler to operate. The water flows through the system to radiators positioned throughout the building or property. Water-based heating systems come with their own efficiency issues. First of all, it is necessary to clear the air in the system every time the heating is started which slows down the warming process.

Industrial Boilers 

American Services can maintain and service your industrial water and low pressure steam boilers with no problem. You can count on us to keep your building inhabitable and do it at a reasonable cost.

Installing a heat pump is, on the other hand, a more efficient means of heating a building.  Interestingly, this process is heats by using a refrigerant. Then the process continues by pumping the heat generated throughout the commercial property. One of the best things about this method is that it does not require a fuel source to work. The heat pump method is a very efficient system that many folks use for commercial heating in Illinois.

 

 

Commercial Refrigeration in Grocery Stores

Commercial Refrigeration in Grocery Stores

commercial refrigertion in MOAmerican Services commercial Refrigeration systems near Collinsville IL knows that refrigeration systems can consume a great deal of energy in businesses such as grocery stores and refrigerated warehouses. With the increase in demands and federal regulations for a reduction in energy consumption, many organizations have developed refrigeration programs to aid in the transition from inefficient systems to efficient ones.

A typical company will have multiple refrigeration units ranging in efficiency ratings. A proper assessment of your company’s units will reveal systems that do not or will not meet efficiency standards. A licensed professional can conduct an energy audit and map out your entire system, showing areas of concern and areas of immediate change. Along with measurements in refrigeration energy efficiency, many companies will provide an audit on the lighting systems as well to further enhance your energy plan. Typical changes to systems include anti-sweat heater controls, electronic commutated motors, refrigerator fan controls, and custom interior lighting.

When seeking a company to perform an energy audit, there are many companies that offer a no-cost, no-obligation facility audit. The customer is provided with recommendations and estimates of energy savings, project cost, payback periods, and incentive amounts available based on the audit. These companies make their money if you decided to follow their recommendations and have them perform the work. Installation of systems and equipment that are performed by licensed organizations will first send out an engineer who will first perform a pre-installation inspection to verify all aspects of the project. Trusted contractors will then implement projects followed by a post-installation inspection by the company’s engineer again. This will ensure all work is completed correctly.

For an assessment of your refrigeration needs in St. Louis and surrounding areas, contact American Services today.

Commercial Refrigeration Systems Energy Plans

Commercial Refrigeration Systems Energy Plans

 

HVAC refrigeration systems in MOAmerican Services Commercial HVAC Refrigeration systems in St. Louis knows that these systems consume a great deal of energy in businesses such as grocery stores and refrigerated warehouses. With the increase in demands and federal regulations for a reduction in energy consumption, many organizations have developed refrigeration programs to aid in the transition from inefficient systems to efficient ones.

A typical company will have multiple refrigeration units ranging in efficiency ratings. A proper assessment of your companies units will reveal systems that do not or will not meet efficiency standards. A licensed professional can conduct an energy audit and map out your entire system, showing areas of concern and areas of immediate change. Along with measurements in refrigeration energy efficiency, many companies will provide an audit on the lighting systems as well to further enhance your energy plan. Typical changes to systems include anti-sweat heater controls, electronic commutated motors, refrigerator fan controls, and custom interior lighting.

When seeking a company to perform an energy audit, there are many companies that offer a no-cost, no-obligation facility audit. The customer is provided with recommendations and estimates of energy savings, project cost, payback periods, and incentive amounts available based on the audit. These companies make their money if you decided to follow their recommendations and have them perform the work. Installation of systems and equipment that are performed by licensed organizations will first send out an engineer who will first perform a pre-installation inspection to verify all aspects of the project. Trusted contractors will then implement projects followed by a post-installation inspection by the company’s engineer again. This will ensure all work is completed correctly.

HVAC System Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

HVAC System Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

heating service in MOAmerican Services HVAC heating and cooling repair in St. Louis knows that energy use for heating and air conditioning accounts for more than 25% of the primary energy consumed in commercial buildings in the United States.

Of the 59 billion square feet of total commercial floor space, about 82% is heated and 61% is cooled. Over the last 35 years, HVAC energy consumption has been a target for potential savings. Over the years, new technologies and a dedication to energy efficiency has allowed for a substantial decrease in energy consumption of commercial buildings. For example, a centrifugal chiller has increased 34% in efficiency over the last 20 years.

It is not just building operators that have been a key player in these energy consumption statistics. The general market, manufacturers, contractors, engineers, utility companies, and government organizations have all contributed to this positive growth. However, although there have been great strides in energy consumption reduction, there is still significant opportunity to reduce energy consumption further.

No matter what level of involvement you have with HVAC, whether direct or indirect, having a basic knowledge of system operation and new technologies can lead to tremendous energy savings. In any business, having a more efficient system calculates to substantial cost savings. A good first step is to contact a local HVAC specialist and schedule an facility audit. The specialist will methodically analyze and assess your operation so that he or she can make recommendations as to the best possible solutions for your application. Typically, these specialists will work with building engineers and manufacturing facilities to ensure that the recommendations are in line with the processes of the various systems in your operation.

For a quote on HVAC services contact American Services today.

Purchasing Commercial Cooling Systems

Purchasing Commercial Cooling Systems

cooling industries served in MOAmerican Services, home of professional commercial cooling systems industries served  in St. Louis knows that there are a few points to consider before actually purchasing one of the commercial cooling systems available on the market today.

When it comes to complex commercial buildings, professional contractors agree, installing a professional system can be a very complex task, particularly since there are so many points of entry and exit that can open in an unpredictable sequence.

Superior climate control measures can only be achieved by the proper installation of a commercial cooling system, one that is energy efficient and can help your organization gain energy costs savings.

When upgrading to a climate-controlled environment for your commercial building, all consideration should go to hiring the best team (spare nothing for this step), such as professionals from American Services.

All of these considerations represent elements that ensure a proper work environment, without consuming too much energy, business owners need to improve the quality of the work environment with energy-efficient cooling systems. All commercial buildings should consider implementing such energy efficient measures, especially as the entire planet should become greener to reduce the effects of global warming.

Commercial cooling systems are purchased as either singular or modular unit systems, and they can either be placed on facility roofs or ground mounted.  When reviewing options about energy efficient upgrades, you should focus on the newest technology as it represents a complete solution for commercial installations.  Taking care of all the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning needs with one efficient system is the goal of most business owners. It doesn’t matter which type of cooling, ventilation, or heating system you select, American Services has the experience to effectively install and/or service your commercial cooling system near Sunset Hills.  We also provide 24 hour emergency service provided by professional licensed technicians.

American Services is proud  to serve the following industries:

  • National Chain Restaurants
  • Convenience Stores
  • Food Service Industry
  • National Chain Food Stores
  • Cold Storage Facilities
  • Retail Grocery Industry
  • Truck Stops/Travel Centers
  • Independent Supermarkets and Restaurants
  • Retirement Communities
  • Schools
  • Office Complex
  • Apartment Complex
  • Hotels