Why You Need HVAC Design for Your Commercial Renovation Project

When you take on a commercial renovation project, timeframe and budget are critical. That’s because you are losing money every day that your business remains closed during the renovation, and budget overruns directly impact your bottom line. Investing in HVAC design early in the renovation process is critical for avoiding both problems.

Proper attention to HVAC design can also save you money by reducing energy costs and making future maintenance work less expensive.

Avoid Costly Mistakes

The fact is, most contractors and architects are not HVAC experts. That means many fail to properly plan for HVAC requirements. As a result, you can end up with many problems. The distribution system may fail to keep the space consistently comfortable. Ductwork can collect condensation that causes water leaks or even mold growth. Pipes can leak. Or, worst of all, you can end up with a system that’s incorrectly sized and unable to create the comfortable conditions you want and expect in your space.

Get the experts involved early to avoid having to fix problems later on, which not only add cost but delay the completion of your renovation.


Make Future Maintenance More Efficient

There’s another good reason you want to have your HVAC design properly documented with plans. You will need them if you want to make any changes in the future, and even for ongoing maintenance and repairs. Having plans makes it faster and easier to diagnose problems and plan for retrofits. Also, getting HVAC design before the building plans are set in stone means it can be designed for easier access to equipment, which can also reduce maintenance costs.

Since Arista also services what we design and install, we know how to plan for efficient maintenance of your system.


Make Sure Everything’s Legal

There’s a reason some companies skip the design and permitting process: it takes time and expertise. The process involves site visits, research, drawing up plans and dealing with the cost and complexity of obtaining permits from the city. However, it’s in your best interest to do things right. The last thing you need is problems from the city or your insurance company because you don’t have legal permits or plans.

At Arista, we believe in doing things right. We’ll make sure your design is up to code and legally permitted. And you get properly documented plans so there are no surprises.


Reduce Energy Expenses

Since your HVAC system accounts for as much as 70 percent of your energy consumption, getting the design wrong can greatly increase your electricity bills. That’s because an oversized system, or one with inefficient distribution, uses much more power. An AC system that’s too large will turn on and off frequently, which increases consumption. One that’s too small or has poor ductwork design, the system often runs constantly as it tries to create comfortable conditions.

Get the optimal comfort conditions and energy efficiency with Arista’s HVAC design services.


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