Midwest Mechanical - An HVAC Blog

Why Include Chicago HVAC Maintenance into Your 2018 Capex Budget?

Published: February 13, 2018

With a new year upon us, we recognize most of our current and future customers across Chicago are working hard to finalize their 2018 operational budgets and capex planning for their commercial facilities.

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The Facility Manager’s Guide to Effective Commercial Refrigerant Management

Published: January 25, 2018

While it may not be top of mind at all times, refrigerant management is an important topic for commercial building owners and facility managers to consider. Understanding and optimizing it for your building can potentially mean thousands of dollars on your annual balance sheet, especially if your HVAC equipment is more than eight years old, but is not yet in need of replacement.

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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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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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