Midwest Mechanical - An HVAC Blog

How to Deal with Building Wide Pressurization in Chicago’s High Rise Buildings

Published: April 17, 2018

Even if you’ve never heard the term “stack effect,” you’ve probably dealt with this problem at one time or another. It’s extremely common in high-rise buildings throughout Chicago, and, really, everywhere where the climate includes dramatic changes in ambient temperature.

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How Routine Commercial HVAC Service Can Boost Your Chicago Building’s Bottom Line

Published: January 23, 2018

Every business is different and constant change is a guarantee in the market and broader economy and industry. But one thing that never changes in any business model is the need to maintain positive cash flow and a healthy bottom line.

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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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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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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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Midwest Mechanical’s Unique Formula for Great HVAC Customer Service

Published: December 05, 2016

Midwest Mechanical has been actively servicing commercial facilities across Chicago since 1974. We’re thrilled to have enjoyed steady growth throughout those 40+ years, and still work today with clients we originally serviced before the internet existed.

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How Compliance with 2015 IECC Regulations for HVAC Systems Affects Your Business

Published: November 01, 2016

No doubt you’re at least somewhat familiar with the Illinois Energy Conservation Code (IECC), a set of regulations originally signed into law in 2004 based on the broader International Energy Conservation Code (also IECC) that provides the standard for energy conservation law.

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Commercial HVAC Services and Maintenance Goes Mobile

Published: October 26, 2016

The mobile revolution continues to evolve with nearly every industry and individual either benefiting or playing catch-up. The commercial HVAC services industry now integrates mobile technology into every aspect of the business, but devices and software have both progressed to the point that implementing a full-scale mobile strategy is no longer a matter of priorities or time.

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