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As summer quickly approaches, we are all open to finding new ways to save money and energy with HVAC units. It’s a given that these units are the most expensive part of a summer because of how much we rely on them, especially out here in San Jose. As a team that you can rely on, the professionals at Valley Mechanical have compiled a list of tips and tricks that you can take advantage of to save yourself some money, and energy, with your commercial HVAC this summer.

CLEAN THE SURROUNDING AREA

Leaving the big stuff to the pro’s is something that you should do, but there are small forms of maintenance that you can do that can make our job easier, that will also help you save some time. Cleaning the area that surrounds the unit is one of those things. Keep vegetation away from...

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Valley Mechanical is a leading HVAC maintenance, repair, and installation provider here in San Jose, and while we are the pro’s when it comes to commercial HVAC, it can be tricky when not every business or building requires the same size of unit. If you are the owner of a business and are wondering what size of HVAC unit you need for your building, then there are a few things that you need to take into consideration and Valley Mechanical is here to help.

ONE? OR MORE?

One of the first ways that you’ll determine if a commercial company is the right fit for you is by understanding whether or not you need one unit or multiple. If you’re only in need of one unit, then you a commercial company might not be the best fit. If you are in need of cooling a large amount of space that...

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It seems as though no matter where you live, spring is full of allergens in the air that you can guarantee will leave someone irritated. As the owner of a commercial building, the last thing that you’re likely concerned with is how you’ll react to the allergens in the air, and more on how the dozens, if not hundreds, of people that will be walking through your commercial building, will be affected by the allergens in the San Jose air.

As one of the leading HVAC maintenance companies in San Jose, Valley Mechanical wanted to share a few of the ways that you can ensure your HVAC doesn’t get beat by the many allergens in the air this spring.

FILTERS

The primary pieces that are providing clean air to your commercial building are going to be the filters. While these pieces...

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Conserving energy in a commercial building is a challenge in itself, but when you don’t know where you’re losing energy it’s almost impossible to make the changes that you need to, in order to save money. Valley Mechanical is a leading HVAC company in San Jose, and one of our primary focuses is providing you with ways to save money in your commercial building. That’s why we wanted to provide you with more information on areas that could be using up more energy than they needed.

BUILDING ENVELOPE

The building envelope is known as the space that separates the interior from the exterior. This is in regards to temperature, sound and lighting. The building envelope is important because of how much control it provides to a commercial building. If your envelope is thin, then...

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When you hear people talking about energy efficiency, it’s usually in regards to ways that people can improve the efficiency of their home. While this is the case, more often than not, there are plenty of ways that you can make sure that your commercial space is just as efficient. At Valley Mechanical Corporation, we have plenty of experience with improving the efficiency of office spaces. As your commercial HVAC professional, we wanted to make sure that the commercial spaces we are serving have all of the tools that they need to keep energy bills low and office spaces comfortable. Here are some of the places you can start when looking to improve efficiency.

SET SLEEP MODES

One of the best ways to save energy is to completely shut off equipment, but if your commercial space...

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Keeping a commercial business comfortable is difficult, especially with the amount of space that you’re working with and how many people you have to account for. Overall, the level of comfort that you are able to provide allows for people to get work done and not have an unbearable time at the office, so it makes sense that you’d want your HVAC system to be working as intended. At Valley Mechanical Corporation, we have done our fair share of work on commercial HVAC systems that are dealing with an issue or two. Here are some of the most common issues that we find when out on a job.

STRANGE NOISES

One of the most common reasons that we get calls is because commercial HVAC systems are making strange and unusual noises. This can be a very unnerving thing to hear mostly because...

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HOW COMMERCIAL HVAC IMPROVES YOUR WORKPLACE

Remembering to keep your HVAC system going strong can be difficult when you run a business. You have a lot of responsibilities on your plate. Good air quality doesn’t just mean freedom from pollutants – it also describes temperature. The best thing you can do is get a team of professionals on your side. A good HVAC company will allow you to to focus on taking your business to the next level.

In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about some important ways that our commercial HVAC service can make your business stronger.

KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES HEALTHY

We spend more time in our workplaces than we do at home. That means that workplace air quality is absolutely crucial. If your employees are breathing dirty, stale air 40+ hours a week, you are going to have issues. The air in...

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Being in charge of a building is a big responsibility. The good news is, you probably have a commercial HVAC system on your side. It works hard every day to keep you, your employees, and your customers healthy and comfortable. It not only maintains temperatures; it ensures the air is clean. Now, here’s the thing: when an HVAC system is working right, it literally makes life a breeze. When it has trouble, you’ve got a major problem on your hands. Many HVAC companies will be happy to take lots of money from you to replace your system. Rather than putting yourself at risk, we recommend you use routine maintenance to keep your system functioning at its top capacity. In our last blog, we discussed...

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Commercial HVAC systems are some of the hardest-working systems on the planet. They never get a day off! Whether it’s a hot day or a cold day, your HVAC system will be making sure the interior of your building is comfortable and safe for everyone. Though HVAC systems are specifically designed to run for extensive time periods, they aren’t invincible. Time wears everything down, and HVAC systems are no exception. The good thing is, if you maintain your system right, it will continue to work hard for years. That’s where the specialists at Valley Mechanical come in! We know what it takes to keep an HVAC system up and running.

Don’t think regular maintenance is a smart investment? Read on and see if you still think so!

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Windows are an essential part of any home. They provide views, light, and security. However, they also can make heating and cooling efficiency a struggle. Though there have been many innovations to windows, they simply cannot provide much insulation. As a result, they are a burden to your bank account. The good news is, there are things you can do about it!

Awnings

  • An awning can shade the entire side of your home or business and reduce your solar heat gain by up to 70 percent. Modern awnings are made of materials that resist mildew and can stand up to fading. Depending on your needs, you can get an awning that retracts, adjusts, or simply stays the same all year-round. Try to get light-colored awnings, because they will reflect the most light away...
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