Commercial HVAC Maintenance Important in Commercial Real Estate

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After graduating with his degree in engineering from George Washington University, Avi Polischuk became the owner of R&S United Services, an Amityville, Long Island-based HVAC systems provider for clients in the New York metro area. When Avi Polischuk and the team at R&S United Services design and construct HVAC systems for clients, they are also able to offer longstanding maintenance and service contracts to help keep the equipment running smoothly.

For commercial and multi-use building owners, preventive HVAC maintenance is a crucial component of efficient operations. Tenants who are satisfied by the management of the property are more likely to renew a lease, which decreases the odds of reduced cash flow via tenant turnover.

In order to maintain a healthy commercial HVAC system, building owners should schedule preseason checkups with a provider twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall. Service providers may complete a number of general practices, including various system tests and the cleaning and lubrication of parts.

Those building owners who choose not to invest in routine HVAC maintenance may face higher costs of operation, as systems that work unchecked may not function at peak levels and consume greater amounts of energy. Additionally, commercial real estate professionals who invest in regular HVAC maintenance extend the life of the system and require part replacement less frequently.

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Energy Efficiency in HVAC Systems

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With more than 15 years of experience in mechanical engineering, Avi Polischuk received his degree from George Washington University in 2000. A few years later, Avi Polischuk became an owner of the commercial building design firm R&S United Services.

R&S has established itself as the only firm in New York City that is entirely self-performing, which means it does not employ subcontractors. The business also serves as one of the city’s primary developers of high-quality HVAC systems, designing for high-rise condominiums, hotels, and commercial buildings.

HVAC means heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, a combined system that is common in most modern buildings. Traditionally, HVAC systems have not been energy efficient, but recent advances in technology have improved cost-effectiveness and minimized the ecological footprint of HVAC units.

The efficiency of individual HVAC systems is monitored and rated by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The higher the SEER rating, up to 23, the more efficient the unit. In 1992, the US government updated the minimum efficiency rating for future HVAC systems from 6 to 10. In 2006, this minimum was increased again, to 13.

Systems that receive superior ratings (performing within the top 25 percent) can be identified by the recognizable Energy Star label, and offer as much as twice the efficiency. R&S United Services is dedicated to upholding these high standards in energy efficiency.