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Offices’ HVAC systems play a key role in employee productivity, health and success. Picture, for a moment, what it would be like to try and be productive in an office that’s freezing or sweltering, or an office that smells of must or mold, or even an office where the HVAC is banging and clanging all day, making it impossible to get any work done.

A company’s office represents its nerve center, it’s where key decisions are made, careers are built, partnerships are formed, victories are celebrated, and losses are examined. It’s where you and your employees spend at least hours a day, but very often more, and the last thing you want is to have to work in an environment where the temperature, smell or noise makes it impossible to think.

Universal Mechanical Group has been serving the HVAC needs of offices all over New Jersey for years, and we’re ready to help ensure that your system is running at top performance. Whether you’re operating a smaller office in Bergen county, NJ, Alpine, NJ, East Rutherford, NJ, Edgewater, NJ, Englewood, NJ, Franklin lakes, NJ, Glen Rock, NJ, Mahwah, NJ, Maywood, NJ, Palisades park, NJ or a larger office building in Union County, NJ, Essex County, NJ or anywhere else in the state, we are more than ready to assist with your HVAC installation, repair or maintenance.

Contact our experienced, licensed and qualified techs today at (973) 866-5445 to schedule your appointment now.

Serving the Diverse HVAC Needs of New Jersey’s Offices

New Jersey has increasingly become a preferred real estate destination for businesses all over the world. Some of the world’s biggest companies have made their home here, employing our residents and ultimately putting money back into communities all over the Garden State.

On the other hand, it’s also become the land of the plucky start-up, where dreams are born and ultimately realized. For the latter, the transition from their basement or garage to a bona fide office of their own represents the final stages of initial growth, and signals that the company is ready for the next phase of operation and profitability,

No matter where your business falls on the “David and Goliath Spectrum”, your offices’ HVAC system plays has critical, albeit often unsung, role to play in determining whether your day-to-day operations run smoothly or are marred by employee complaints and low morale.

Potential Risks of Malfunctioning HVAC Systems in Offices

A broken, underperforming or malfunctioning office HVAC system can create an impossibly uncomfortable work environment for your employees and visitor, and derail potentially important meetings with clients for what are essentially silly reasons, but they can also have implications well beyond the workday.

The World Health Organization reports that heating and cooling systems can play a key role in everyday and long-term health outcomes for both workers and home dwellers, and as an office owner or manager, it’s your responsibility to ensure your employees are safe and comfortable at work. Some of more serious health risks posed by broken office HVAC system include, but are not limited to:

  • Respiratory Issues
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Frequent Bouts of Cold or Flu
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Nausea and Stomachache
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Persistent Cough

It’s true…that “box of hot and cold” that you use to regulate your office’s air quality, can be a prime long-term predictor of health outcomes. If your employees are exposed to stale and dirty air or extreme temperatures on a daily basis, it’s only a matter of time before they develop serious long-term health issues, which can lead to, among other more serious issues, absenteeism and loss of long-term productivity.

How You Can Help: Being Smart about Your Office HVAC System

Unless the office you happen to run is a doctor’s office, you probably won’t be able to directly intervene in the health of your employees; however, you can, and should, play your part in making sure they breathe clean air at work by smartly and honestly answering the following questions.

  • Is It time for a New HVAC System for My Office? – The average office HVAC system lasts about 15-20 years. If you’re lucky or smart enough to have been in your office for that long, congratulations…but it may be time for a new set-up. Are you looking for an energy-efficient single unit heating and cooling system? Perhaps you need a multizone HVAC system that can evenly heat your expansive office building. Maybe you want a ductless system so you don’t have to worry about anything in your ceilings. Whatever kind of office HVAC system you need, Universal Mechanical Group is ready to provide expert, professional expedient and proactive installation.
  • Should I Have My Office HVAC System Maintained? – The short answer is “yes”. But perhaps the better question to ask is “How often should I have my office HVAC system maintained?” While an office’s HVAC system doesn’t run with as much intensity or frequency as a business like a bar or restaurant, they do get a fair bit of use, and it’s important that they’re given preventative maintenance at proper intervals. Maintenance of your office HVAC system should a thorough checking and cleaning of all components, belts, hoses, condensers and coils; changing the air filters checking refrigerant levels, checking and programming the thermostat, and trouble-shooting any potential issues. We recommend having your office HVAC system maintained at least twice per year.
  • Do I Really HAVE Repair My Office HVAC System Right Now? – Again, the short answer is “yes”. Even if they seem expensive or annoying, a broken component of your office HVAC system can have a ripple-effect, and compromise the longevity of our entire system. As your HVAC system ages, it’s prone to repair issues like blower motors, condensers or coils, pilot light igniters, duct work and more. Letting these issues go unaddressed causes your system to overperform, produce uneven air flow through our office and ultimately expedite the need for a new system.

Universal Mechanical Group will help you diagnose your office HVAC system issue, and guide you toward the proper course of action regarding repair. We proudly serve offices in Paramus, NJ, Ridgewood, NJ, Rutherford, NJ, Saddle brook, NJ, Saddle river, NJ, Ho Ho Kus, NJ, Demarest, NJ, Woodcliff lakes, NJ and throughout the rest of the Garden State.

Don’t Let Your Office’s HVAC System Affect Your Company’s Bottom Line

As unthinkable as it may seem, environment and comfort play a key role in decision-making. When you have a potential client in your office, or an important deal hanging in the balance, it will be much more likely to go your way if your guests are distracted by unpleasant temperatures and other variables created by your office HVAC system.

Universal Mechanical Group is acutely aware of the unique HVAC needs of New Jersey offices, and we’re here to provide expert installation, repair and maintenance. Whether your office is in Essex county, NJ, Livingston, NJ, West orange, NJ, Essex fells, NJ, Montclair, NJ, Short Hills, NJ, Millburn, NJ, Caldwell, NJ or anywhere else in New Jersey, we’re ready to help make sure your HVAC system is running at top performance. Contact us today at (973) 866-5445 to learn more about what we can do for you.