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It’s critically important that a venue’s HVAC system run on all cylinders, and that it is property installed, proactively maintained and immediately repaired when necessary. A venue can be literally defined as a any place or location, but in modern context, it usually means a place where a large number of people come together to see an entertainment or recreational spectacle, such as a concert, sporting event, theatrical exhibition or anything similar. In a place like this, where literally thousands of people simultaneously congregate to enjoy excitement and leisure, and escape the pressures of their daily lives, air quality and environmental comfort are paramount concerns.

New Jersey is home to a rich arts and entertainment culture, which is housed at its numerous unique venues across the state. Universal Mechanical Group has been helping New Jersey Venues all over the state with their HVAC repair maintenance and installation needs. We proudly serve clients in Alpine, NJ; East Rutherford, NJ; Edgewater, NJ; Englewood, NJ; Franklin lakes, NJ; Glen Rock, NJ; Mahwah, NJ; Maywood, NJ; Palisades Park, NJ; Paramus, NJ, as well as all types of venues and major event spaces in Ridgewood, NJ; Rutherford, NJ; Saddle Brook, NJ; Saddle River, NJ; Ho Ho Kus, NJ; Demarest, NJ; Woodcliff Lakes, NJ.

Contact us today at (973) 866-5445 to learn more about what we can do for you. We’re ready to help you keep your attendees and spectators safe and healthy.

Installation: What Kind of HVAC System Does My Venue Need?

When you’re getting ready to install or replace your venue’s HVAC system, there are multiple factors to consider, chief among which are size, purpose, use and budget. Remember, a “venue” can mean anything, from a small, 100-perseon-or-less arthouse movie theater to a sports arena that’s built to accommodate thousands. No matter what type of venue you’re operating, Universal Mechanical Group will help you decide which HVAC system is right for you and your guests:

HVAC for Smaller Venues (Independent Theaters, Playhouses, Cafes, Etc.)

It’s entirely possible that your live entertainment needs are small, and you may be able to utilize a smaller-scale, single-unit system. These systems often require no duct work, are focused on energy efficiency, and can still keep your parties comfortable during their time in your establishment.

It’s also important to realize that these systems can save you significant money on your monthly energy bills, which is an obvious gamechanger for a smaller, independent business owner.

Universal Mechanical Group is ready to help you make the choice regarding your single-unit HVAC installation. We work with all brands and manufacturers to maximize client choice during the HVAC installation process.

HVAC for Larger Venues (Sporting Arenas, Amphitheaters, Stadiums, Etc.)

Close your eyes for a minute and picture what it would be like to have tens of thousands of people simultaneously complaining their too hot, too cold or coughing on one another because of poor air quality: these are stakes you’re dealing with when it comes time to install the HVAC system in your large venue. There are myriad health risks associated with even short-term exposure to a poorly functioning HVAC system, and these factors can easily balloon into nothing less than a public health issue if these issues aren’t avoided.

When installing the HVAC system in your large venue, you need to consider the many uses and operations that occur within you venue’s ecosystem. Does your venue have locker rooms where moisture and mold are an ongoing concern? Does your venue have concession stands or restaurants that require adequate food storage. Are athletes pushing themselves on the field every night, and need to stay cool and comfortable in the heat of competition?

The reality is that installing an HVAC system in your larger venue is nothing less than a combination of art and science. Universal Mechanical Group is ready to help guide you through the process and make sure you have the system that works best for you and your guests. For the purposes of performance, versatility and optimal function, we recommend multi-zone heating and cooling to accommodate the different areas of your venue. We’ll thoroughly assess the scope of your project and give you the best price.

Maintenance: How Often Should I Maintain my Venue’s HVAC System?

Once again, this comes down to a question or size and frequency of use. While it’s generally recommended that large and small venues have their HVAC systems professionally maintained at least twice per year, intervals of maintenance should increase with frequency of use and the size of the venue. It’s important to realize that, for some venues’ HVAC systems, they’re running 24-7 at incredible rates of performance, which place tremendous pressure on their parts and components.

Comprehensive maintenance of your venue’s HVAC system means that a certified and professional technician should clean all components, hoses, condensers, coils and all other parts; ensure refrigerant levels are optimized in your cooling system; and program and check your thermostat to ensure it’s not tripping or causing your heating or cooling system to overperform.

We will also change all air filters to ensure, troubleshoot all system components and alert you of any major repair issues that will need to be made immediately or in the short-term future.

Repair: What If Something Goes Wrong with my Venue’s HVAC System?

If something goes wrong with your large or small venue’s HVAC system, it’s pretty much like anything else; the longer you wait to do something about it, the worse it will get, and the higher the likelihood of decreasing the overall longevity of your system. In the meantime, the people who go to your venue may be supremely uncomfortable and complain about to their friends and on the internet. After that, it’s only a matter of time before attendance drops and your venue gets a reputation for being too hot, too cold or having poor air quality. So, the answer to this question is…immediately.

Whether you need to repair a blower motor, ignition part, condenser, flame sensor or anything else, Universal Mechanical Group provides 24-7 service so you don’t have to miss a beat when it comes to the safety and health of your guests and employees.

It’s important to realize that every day without a properly functioning HVAC system for your venues represents that possibility of thousands of dollars lost. It may seem like an expensive inconvenience to have to repair your system when it breaks, but the long-term risks of doing noting far outweigh the short-term pains.

The Sky’s the Limit: Exploring the Many Diverse Types of HVAC Systems for Your Venue

Since venues and event spaces have become more and more comprehensive, in many cases creating the cultural and commercial equivalent of a miniature city within its walls, the choices regarding the design and implementation of your venue’s HVAC options have become more advanced and intuitive. There are multiple types of intelligently designed, powerful and energy-efficient options that allow venue owners and operators to maximize to enjoy maximum performance, function and cost-effectiveness.

Air Conditioning for Your Venue or Event Space – Most large venues and sports complexes’ cooling needs are controlled, regulated and delivered by large-scale centralized cooling system. These units generally consist of several large units. The centralized cooling stations are usually placed away from customer spaces to minimize noise, and stay out of the line of sight of spectators and concertgoers. They are often placed on the roof, in basements or in another inconspicuous location. While the apparatus is centralized, control is designed to be adapted across different zones throughout the facility.

Heating for Your Venue or Event Space – Most heating systems for venues are designed in a fashion similar to cooling paradigms. A centralized station consisting of multiple units is situated in an out-of-the-way location, while allowing multizone temperature regulation capabilities. Today’s heating systems for large venues are designed not only with power and performance in mind, but also with economy and efficiency. They are specifically crafted to provide versatile temperature regulation in each area of the event space.

There are, however, many factors to consider, including whether you’re looking to implement electric or gas heating in your space. The two most common types of heating systems used for large event spaces are radiant heaters and hot air furnaces.

While these are the standard types of heating and cooling options for venues, HVAC systems for these types of spaces are getting more and more customizable.

The Good News: You’ve Got UMGService

Universal Mechanical Group has remained committed to helping New Jersey venues properly install, maintain and repair their HVAC systems for years. Our experienced, certified and dedicated professionals have been helping venue owners affordably, quickly and effectively resolve their HVAC needs, and we’re ready to do the same for you. Whether you’re trying to host the world’s next up and coming theater troupe or putting the biggest football game of the year, we’re ready to help you make sure everyone is comfortable in your event space. Contact our experienced, qualified and licensed technicians today at (973) 866-5445 to schedule your appointment and let us know what we can do for your venue in NJ.