As humans, we have a basic need to be comfortable. During those hot and humid summers here in the Washington DC area, we want nothing more than to walk into a nice, cool building to escape the heat. In the winter, the opposite is true. Our buildings serve as a protective (and warm) barrier, shielding us from the frigid cold. But what happens when HVAC equipment is down for routine maintenance or repairs? Our once well-designed indoor environment is no longer able to meet our needs and, as a result, comfort suffers. The solution: HVAC Equipment Rental. Facility managers can rent HVAC equipment to meet their heating or cooling needs until the permanent HVAC system is up and running.
We know time is of the essence and it is only a matter of time before tenant complaints start rolling in, but there are a few things you should know before you reach for your phone to inquire about HVAC equipment rental.
An HVAC Equipment Rental Checklist
Temporary HVAC equipment can save the day, especially when in the middle of another hot and humid DC summer or one of our infamous blizzards. And renting such equipment is relatively easy if you plan in advance.
- Establish a Rental Plan: Since you never know when disaster may strike and your HVAC equipment may unexpectedly stop working (a little preventive HVAC maintenance might help prevent that), it is important to be prepared for the worst. This means having an HVAC equipment rental plan in place. You can include this as part of your emergency contingency plan in the event of a crisis, such as a natural disaster. A well-thought out plan can drastically reduce the time it takes to find, install, and start using temporary HVAC equipment.
- Building Modification: In order to accommodate temporary HVAC equipment, your building may need to be slightly modified. This will help ensure proper placement of electrical connections to allow for quick tie-in with the temporary equipment.
- Proper Amperage: Make sure proper amperage is available and the right connections are easily accessible for temporary HVAC equipment to tie into power, water, and air ducts.
- City Ordinances and Permits: How will city ordinances and permits affect HVAC equipment rental? It is far better to look into this now than to scramble to find answers in the middle of an emergency.
- Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI): Working with an experienced commercial HVAC contractor, like CFSI, can help ensure you have covered all of your bases to help you with rental HVAC equipment while their service technicians are retrofitting an HVAC system.
To learn more about how to develop an effective heating and air conditioning rental strategy or how Crockett Facilities Services can keep your tenants comfortable with our HVAC preventive maintenance services, please contact us at 202.600.2787 or email@example.com. In addition to mobile HVAC and preventive maintenance services, we also offer on-site engineering services for government and commercial facilities. Crockett Facilities Services – a Washington Business Journal top mechanical contractor in the Washington DC area for the fifth year running.