What to consider when looking for efficient HVAC solutions

What to consider when looking for efficient HVAC solutions

Looking to upgrade your building’s HVAC system? Or for a solution to in room heating and air conditioning

Though electricians and other contractors are not required for installing Gradient Window Heat Pumps, installing other HVAC systems usually necessitates a visit from several contractors. So who should you call first?

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Questions to ask electrical contractors

As you’re looking to upgrade your HVAC system, first consider consulting with an electrician. A licensed electrician is one of the best people to assess your building's electrical infrastructure and guide you through your HVAC installation, maintenance, and upgrades.

As you begin your journey to effortless heating and cooling for yourself or for your tenants, consider asking yourself and your electrician the following questions:

1. Is your building equipped to handle an increased electrical load throughout an HVAC upgrade?

2. Are there any permits needed to update your electrical system? Local regulations and permitting requirements can vary, so make sure you're compliant with your region’s rules.

3. Consider discussing the strain and time commitment with your tenants. Electricians and other contractors will need access to your units or homes for almost all HVAC upgrades. You will need to ensure that tenants are aware of scheduled visits and can make necessary arrangements for their comfort and safety.

4. Also consider your budget for HVAC maintenance or renovation expenses. You may want to allocate funds for any HVAC electrical work or upgrades to the electrical panel. Keep in mind, your wiring may need an upgrade, too.

5. If you currently have 120V outlets and opt for a mini-split, your electrician will likely need to install 220V outlets in each unit where the HVAC mini split units will be placed.

6. Additionally, are you equipped if they need to upgrade the circuit breaker for each HVAC unit to handle the higher voltage?

    If you don’t want to deal with the logistics of scheduling contractors but need to upgrade your HVAC, you have options. Enter: Gradient's Window Heat Pumps

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    Gradient’s solution to HVAC complications and woes

    Here are a few reasons to consider upgrading your HVAC system with Gradient:

    1. Gradient provides heat pumps that are easy to install, do not require permits, and a solution to HVAC that is safer for your tenants and the environment. 

    Upgrading your HVAC equipment can involve disturbing mold, asbestos, or lead, especially in an older building. Gradient Window Heat Pumps provide a solution to this issue, because they don't disturb mold, asbestos, or lead.

    2. By selecting Gradient, a heat pump and window AC unit with easy install, you’ll be up and running with home heating or cooling in 30 minutes or less!

    Choosing Gradient’s HVAC window unit means there’s no need to worry about upgrading your wiring, breakers, or outlets, or performing any other renovation services. Gradient’s innovative, user-friendly heat pump design allows for easy installation of cooling and heating into your home. 

    3. Gradient’s window heat pump units ensure effortless cooling and heating for your home by minimizing waitlists and contractor bottlenecks. 

    Skip the waitlists – maintaining home comfort is critical. Let’s face it, it’s tough to wait it out when an in-room temperature is too hot or too cold without a central heating and cooling system. Gradient’s Window Heat Pump Units allow your tenants to enjoy air that’s not too dry, not too sticky and always just right. With a Gradient unit, your building and space can stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. That’s not too much to ask now, is it? 

    Gradient is committed to fast-track carbon emissions reduction by electrifying buildings like multi-family homes, hotels, schools, and more.

    If you’re ready to enhance the comfort and air quality of your property with easy-to-install window heat pumps, click below to learn more: 

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