Midwest Mechanical - An HVAC Blog

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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3 Steps to Improve Equipment & Building Maintenance for Chicago Facilities

Published: May, 24 2017

As the owner or manager of a commercial building in Chicagoland, you understand the importance of proper maintenance of your facility’s vital systems, including HVAC equipment and technology. Without an effective building maintenance program, the wear and tear of daily use will eventually damage or even destroy expensive equipment that could have operated for many more years with proper care.

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How to Reverse 3 Common Commercial Heating and Cooling Problems

Published: April, 19 2017

Learning how to quickly diagnose and fix problems when they first appear rather than waiting until they get worse is a helpful and profitable skill to have when you’re trying to balance all the tasks inherent to managing a large commercial facility.

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Why Commercial HVAC Boiler Maintenance in Chicago Demands Your Attention

Published: April, 05 2017

Picture your very first car. How did it look? How did it feel to sit in the driver’s seat and crank over the engine? No matter what condition it was in, you’re probably smiling right now because, above all, your first car represented freedom.

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Commercial HVAC Issues that Could Be Wasting Money

Published: March, 15 2017

Just like any other business, a commercial building needs to bring in more money than it costs, or it’s not going to last long. Many building owners are shocked to learn how much money they’re wasting due to relatively simple HVAC issues that go unresolved. If you’re looking for ways to economize, here are three areas you can look into with the help of a professional commercial HVAC company:

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3 Commercial HVAC Warning Signs You Don’t Want to Ignore

Published: February, 06 2017

When you’re busy just making it through the day and handling all the vital tasks required to run a successful business, it’s easy to let seemingly unimportant details slip through the cracks. But sometimes little things that seemed unimportant one day can become major problems the next day if they’re ignored.

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How Planned Maintenance Services Help Your Facility Manage Expenses

Published: February, 03 2017

If you own or manage a commercial facility, you know that running a commercial building is a business of its own. Every facility has its own set of books that have to be reviewed, budgeted, and reconciled throughout the year. And just like any other commercial enterprise, the bottom line - and keeping it in the black - is key to long-term success.

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How Riser Deterioration is Costing You Money and What to Do About It

Published: December, 08 2016

“What you don’t know can’t hurt you.”

If you’ve owned a commercial facility for more than 48 hours, you’ve likely already learned the fallacy in that cliche statement. What you don’t know can and will hurt you, especially in the wallet.

We’re currently in the midst of two huge projects in high-rise residential buildings in Chicago that are both facing dramatic problems with riser deterioration. In both cases, the owners said, “riser what?” which is not surprising.

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