It can be hard enough to get the temperature comfortable in your home and request maintenance check-ups or filter changes.
But if you live in an apartment or a high-rise building, this can be even more of a challenge.
For anyone who has lived in or owns an apartment complex or condo, you probably understand the hassle of keeping the temperature where you like it or dealing with the noisy, bulky units that typically come with apartment living.
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Heating and cooling in a tall building can be more challenging than in a single home or a smaller complex. What many people don’t realize is that there’s a fine science behind these issues, so whether you manage a hotel, condo, apartment complex, etc., or you’re a resident of one, it’s important to consider the type of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning service provider that will install and maintain your living quarters.
Hiring a dependable high-rise HVAC service can be a life-saver when it comes to the quality of heat and air in your building.
What makes servicing high-rise buildings so different from smaller buildings?
The obvious answer to this question is that they are taller than single homes or buildings, of course. But there are several reasons why finding a company that specializes in servicing tall buildings is beneficial.
1. High buildings have a harder time regulating heat and air.
The taller a building is, the more the temperature outside decreases as the height increases. The wind speed causes this, which is why the top of the Empire State Building is so windy. So, what does this mean for your 16th-floor apartment bedroom? The inside temperatures will change as well depending on how high up your room is.
The HVAC systems in any building higher than 60 stories might struggle with accommodating every room because of the different temperature preferences. Heat escapes faster to the outside, causing temperatures throughout a tall building to be uneven unless the right systems are installed to counteract this.
2. Installing these units is not like installing systems in a house.
Units in a high building eat energy like nobody’s business! Tall complexes use an incredible amount of energy because of the power it takes to heat and cool every room; therefore, there is a more intense installation process for them.
When searching for a great heating and air conditioning company, it bodes well for you to find one that specializes in servicing tall buildings so that you receive the most efficient systems available for your complex.
Not all systems are created equal, so when you manage or live in one of these taller living spaces, the best option would be to choose a company that is well-equipped to install and provide maintenance for these units.
If you are thinking of moving into a new apartment, be sure you consider what type of company the complex uses depending on how tall your building is. For all the managers and business owners out there, if you do not currently have a company that specializes in servicing taller buildings, consider switching your HVAC company so that your space will be in the best hands.
When searching for a company, look for one that offers complete services such as:
Vertical stack fan coil and vertical stack water-source heat pump unit installations
- Inspections for insulation, coil, tube, hose, blower, motor, and motorize valves
Unit cleanings and testing
- Modern, quiet, and energy-efficient units that take up minimum space so that you can maximize your living area
- A direct clean-up process to make sure that your building is in good shape before the installers leave, including helping move any furniture or belongings back once the job is done. While it is impossible to truly know whether a company will be this careful, you can always read reviews to make sure you are hiring a company that practices optimal care.
When searching for a dependable company, always take time to read reviews, visit websites, and make known your questions or concerns about the services.
Finding a quality heating and cooling service for any space is important, but finding one that will take extra care providing specialized services for a high-rise building will help ensure the comfort of your apartment, condo, or hotel for years to come.