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HVAC Repair in NYC: Does Your Tech Get Enough Training?

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It’s not rocket science, getting competent HVAC repair in NYC, right? At least you might not think so. So then why are you experiencing so many problems?

Customer service and scheduling issues are bad enough: making you wait days or longer for an appointment, showing up late, then taking even longer to get HVAC repair parts needed to complete the job.

But when the problems go deeper and involve the ability to correctly diagnose and fix problems, that’s another matter entirely. The fact is, HVAC repair (in NYC especially) is becoming more and more complex all the time, as vendors move toward proprietary technology. The issues you’re seeing may very well be due to inadequate training.

Read on to learn what you must look for in a service provider of HVAC repair in NYC, specifically related to proof of expertise and ongoing training.

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HVAC Careers: Why Become a NYC AC Technician?

Love technology? Consider HVAC careers

It used to be that people got into HVAC careers because they had a father, brother, cousin or friend in the business. That’s because people in the business understand that HVAC is a challenging, recession-proof and lucrative career choice.

On the other hand, people without firsthand knowledge about HVAC careers tend to misunderstand the job and look at it as a fallback for people without the desire or ability to go to college. Today, that couldn’t be further from the truth. HVAC careers are perfect for smart, motivated individuals who love to dig into technology and stay on top of the latest advancements.

If that sounds like you, then read on to learn more about a career as a NYC AC technician.

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Commercial HVAC, Residential HVAC

Manage HVAC Service with Arista’s Customer Portal

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Arista is making it easier to stay on top of maintaining and servicing your HVAC equipment. We are in the process of launching a new online portal where customers can schedule a maintenance or repair visit, access service call records, access invoices & balances, and more.

We understand that sometimes you need information outside of regular business hours. And, you don’t always want to take the time to make a phone call when you need to schedule service. That’s why we have created our new online customer portal that makes it quick and simple to manage your HVAC service needs at your convenience.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, Commercial Installations

Smart HVAC & Sensor Technology for Smart Buildings

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Why are companies investing in technology for smart buildings? The obvious draw is the significant cost reductions that can be achieved on energy consumption and operating expenses. Yet there are other compelling reasons that smart HVAC, sensors and other smart buildings technology give companies a competitive edge:

  • Reduced operating expenses allow companies to invest more in revenue producing initiatives, such as development of products and services
  • Savings can be re-invested in workplace transformation programs that can help attract talent, improve collaboration, and drive new ideas and innovation
  • Greater control over building systems, as well as the intelligence needed to make better facilities management strategic decisions

BONUS: you can even use smart buildings technology to improve employee experience. At a time when companies are striving to attract workers back to the office, the importance of workplace experience has never been greater.

Wondering where to start? Read on to learn about smart HVAC and space optimization technology designed to modernize your workplace while also cutting facilities expenses.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, COVID and Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

Return to the Office: Occupancy & AC Maintenance in NYC

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Last Updated on August 4, 2022

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People are trickling back to the office, albeit reluctantly in many cases. Employers are renovating spaces and adding perks in an effort to make the environment welcoming and make the return to the office more attractive for employees. But what about indoor air quality? Have you done what’s needed to make sure the air in your space is both comfortable and safe?

Attention to air quality and AC maintenance in NYC is essential, both for the satisfaction of returning employees and also for the health of your system. 

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

NYC Disaster Recovery: Is Your Business Ready for the Next Big Storm?

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In NYC, disaster recovery is on our minds this time of year

For business owners in the New York City area who lived through Superstorm Sandy, this can be an anxious time of year. Many of us are keeping an eye on the forecast and worrying every time a tropical depression forms.

There’s a good reason for that concern. If you’re not prepared, storm damage can severely impact your business, or even put you out of business for good. Unfortunately, worrying won’t protect your business in the event of a major storm. A NYC disaster recovery plan can.

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Commercial Refrigeration, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

How To Save Money On Restaurant Refrigeration Equipment

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It’s the middle of your dinner rush, with a packed house, and one of your line cooks reaches into a low boy to grab ingredients, only to find everything warm. What do you do? Get to the nearest Restaurant Depot to replace it? Not the smartest move: treating your restaurant refrigeration equipment like disposable items can cost you a lot of money.

It’s true that heavy repairs can be pricey. So what’s the alternative? Properly maintained restaurant refrigeration equipment won’t need repairs. With proper care, your fridges and freezers will last much longer.

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Commercial HVAC, Commercial Kitchen, Preventive Maintenance Agreements, Residential HVAC

NYC: Surviving the Heat is Like Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

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Surviving the heat in NYC: 5 ways you’re doing it wrong.

When NYC’s temperatures flirt with triple digits, it can feel like there’s no way surviving the heat in your sweltering office or apartment is even possible. Surviving a zombie apocalypse seems a whole lot easier. Well, as it turns out, we can learn a lot about surviving the heat from the best scientific tips about what to do (and what not to do) when facing a legion of reanimated corpses.

Surviving the heat in NYC, like surviving a zombie apocalypse, requires that you know what you’re doing and have the proper plan in place. Here’s what you are almost certainly doing wrong, and how to change your ways so you don’t get eaten alive by the summer heat and humidity.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

8 Ways To Avoid Air Conditioning Compressor Failure

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Just like taking care of your body keeps you healthy, taking proper care of your AC means it’s much less likely to break down. Without regular maintenance, an air conditioner can accumulate wear and tear that can lead to poor performance and a shorter lifespan. That’s why it’s so important to take the steps outlined here to prevent AC compressor failure, which can often mean having to get a new air conditioning system.

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Commercial Air Conditioning, Commercial HVAC, Commercial Installations

5 Ways to Reduce HVAC Noise in an Open Office Space

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Today’s open office spaces, featuring collaboration areas along with stations for different types of work, are a boon for business in many ways. Yet distractions such as HVAC noise can lower productivity in these environments.

Read on to learn some effective strategies for HVAC noise reduction, as well as one way you can use HVAC noise to your advantage.

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