It’s not a commercial property owner’s responsibility to calculate a commercial HVACs size. Mechanical contractors don’t normally expect commercial property owners to know a commercial HVAC’s precise sizing and schematics. But, when it comes to obtaining the most accurate bid quote or RFP, there are a few measurements you can provide the mechanical contractor.
If you’re requesting bids for a new heating, air conditioning, ventilation, or refrigeration system for your commercial building in Saint Louis, here’s a cheat sheet of details to include in the RFP:
Basic Details to Provide in the Mechanical Contractor Bid Quote
- Type of building, architecture
- The square footage of building
- The number and types of mechanical systems needed to maintain temperature and facility processes
- The building’s energy conservation objectives
- A specific time line for project completion.
Rebates and Incentives
Between a few federal and tax credits, Laclede Gas Commercial Industrial rebates and other energy incentives, Saint Louis buildings should be able to qualify for at least one, and an energy audit. Energy assessment programs, like the Carrier Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) evaluate any sized commercial building. These mechanical design systems help mechanical contractors precisely size commercial HVAC components.
What Measurements Affect Commercial HVAC Sizing?
Commercial HVAC-Rs size calculations depend on several measurements:
tons, seasonal energy efficiency ratios (SEER), annual fuel utilization efficiency
(AFUE) wattage and other measurements. Square footage and the commercial building’s purpose are other contributing factors.
The commercial HVAC sizing entails a load calculation or the minimum level needed to sustain the heating and cooling systems requirements.
What details to anticipate in the RFP?
- A mechanical engineer’s bid quote or analysis should include a commercial property’s energy conservation goals in relationship to current state and federal guidelines.
- The total cost should tally numerous line items (i.e.: parts, labor, load calculation, return on investment, et cetera).
- The bid quote should detail a projected completion date.
For a hassle-free, comprehensive, and competitive bid quote in Saint Louis, please dial 314.664.3536.