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3 Reasons to Prioritize Mission Critical HVAC Services for Chicago’s Data Centers

Published: November 13, 2017

A company’s data center encompasses nearly all of the digital assets, customer interactions and transactions that pass through a business on a daily basis. It’s essentially the nerve center of the entire organization. No company can be fully prepared for the consequences of an outage at their data center.

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Is Full Service or Planned Building Maintenance Right for Your Commercial Building?

Published: November 09, 2017

When we spend a significant amount of money on something like a car or an appliance, it’s pretty common for us to pitch in a little extra to make sure that item is covered under a warranty of some kind. After all, investments deserve protection: it gives us peace of mind and ensures we’ll be able to keep our purchase in top form for as long as possible.

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The Commercial Building Owner’s Guide for Chicago HVAC Planned Maintenance

Published: November 06, 2017

As a commercial building owner or facility manager, you’re not alone in thinking about your HVAC system primarily as a line item on the balance sheet. It’s either a capital expenditure (when upgrading or replacing it) or an operating expense (to keep it running and handle any emergency repairs.) However, the most important aspect of professional HVAC care is actually what happens in between those major events, and it has a direct impact on the same balance sheet:

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4 Reasons an Energy Star Rating Makes Sense for Chicago Commercial Buildings

Published: September 25, 2017

The Energy Star program is “the most successful voluntary energy conservation movement in history.” But is it just a feel-good thing to do, or is there any real business value in pursuing an Energy Star rating for commercial buildings?

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Is Boiler Service Really Necessary for a Healthy HVAC System?

Published: August 14, 2017

As a savvy commercial building owner, you probably keep a master list of all the things that are paramount to keeping your facility running smoothly vs. those maintenance items you deem unnecessary. You know your facility and just because a professional tells you a particular service is important doesn’t mean that will be the sole criteria for making a decision.

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The Chicago Facility Manager’s Commercial HVAC Service Checklist

Published: August 10, 2017

As a facility manager in the Windy City, you’re responsible for all the mechanical assets of the commercial building you’re caring for, including the HVAC system. While paying the bills may be the building’s owner responsibility, budgeting is your concern too.

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Is Your Commercial HVAC Company Using These 3 Tools to Improve Your ROI?

Published: July 24, 2017

Our goal at Midwest Mechanical is to do everything we can to help our Chicago-area customers succeed. For commercial building owners and facility managers, success can mean different things, but one of the key indicators everyone agrees on is showing positive return on investment (ROI).

Maintaining, repairing, and replacing commercial HVAC system components requires a significant investment, so our focus is on both determining and communicating the positive ROI building owners can expect to see.

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Do Your Commercial HVAC Technicians Meet These 3 Vital Qualifications?

Published: July 17, 2017

Your commercial facility’s HVAC system is an integral element in protecting the building itself and everything inside it, from equipment to product inventory. It also serves to maintain the health, comfort, and productivity of everyone working there each day. And, the HVAC system is expensive to replace.

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Why an HVAC Assessment is Step One for Improving Building Efficiency

Published: June 19, 2017

Imagine you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms. Fever, sore throat, the whole nine yards. It’s severe enough for you to visit the doctor looking for help. Without asking you any questions, examining you, or performing any tests at all, the doctor confidently announces that you have strep throat, and hands you a prescription.

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How to Create a Chicago Emergency HVAC Repair Strategy in Minutes

Published: June 12, 2017

No facility manager or commercial building owner in the Chicago area wants to consider the possibility of the catastrophic failure of a major building component like the HVAC system. But many of them do so because they realize it’s far better to be prepared for the worst than to be caught off guard by a major disruption.

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