Expert HVAC Installation & Retrofitting for
Improved Building Performance & Operations

When you’re in charge of a building’s HVAC system, it’s important to keep it running like new. As time passes, you may need extra repairs, and your heating and cooling units may not perform as they did before. In these cases, let a team of professionals install new units or retrofit your system.
Mechanical Engineering & Construction Corporation provides HVAC installations and retrofits for the DMV metro area businesses.
A new HVAC system can solve all your issues but could be expensive. A retrofit of your system is more affordable and could make your building’s HVAC more manageable. We’ll discuss your options and provide the services you need.
Trust MEC2 to take care of your HVAC issues quickly and easily. Contact us online to get started.


HVAC Installation vs. HVAC Retrofitting

When you’re struggling with HVAC problems, you need help from a certified HVAC technician. If repairs aren’t enough to solve the issues, HVAC installation or retrofitting is the next best option. HVAC installation involves replacing your entire system, while HVAC retrofitting involves adding new parts to your existing system.
HVAC retrofitting could include installing energy-efficient components and performing air duct patchwork, among other things. With retrofitting, you don’t have to spend as much time and money replacing every part of the system.
MEC2 can help you determine the best solution for your HVAC issues. Whether you need HVAC retrofitting or HVAC installation, rely on us to do the job right. 
Contact us today to discuss your HVAC needs.


Benefits of HVAC Installation or Retrofitting

There are many good reasons to schedule HVAC installation or retrofitting for your building. A few perks of these services include:
  • Energy efficiency: Newer HVAC units and systems are more energy-efficient than their predecessors, resulting in monthly energy bill savings.
  • Powerful cooling & heating: New systems make it easy to cool or heat your property thoroughly, keeping your employees and guests comfortable.
  • Added property value: If you plan to sell your property in the future, a new HVAC system can be a great way to raise the value before selling.
Enjoy these benefits when you contact MEC2 for your HVAC needs and to learn more.

Work With Experts on Your HVAC Installation or Retrofitting

MEC2 is an organization of expert engineers and HVAC professionals. For nearly 20 years, our company’s engineers, project managers, and tradespeople have provided mechanical solutions for businesses throughout the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas.
We work closely with every client to ensure their satisfaction. With MEC2 on the job, you can rest assured that your HVAC system is in good hands.
Contact us today to schedule the HVAC installation or retrofit you need.


Commercial HVAC Installation & Retrofit FAQs

How do I know what sized HVAC system my building needs?

HVAC systems are measured in tons, or the measurable ability to heat and cool. One ton yields 12,000 BTUs (British Thermal Units) per hour. HVAC units are generally five tons or more, so a six-ton commercial HVAC system puts out 72,000 BTUs per hour.

If you want to keep your building comfortable and at its most energy-efficient, you can use this simple calculation to determine approximately what size commercial HVAC your business needs:

The building’s square footage x 25 ÷ 12,000 0.5

The result is the required tons for your commercial space. Choosing the right-sized HVAC system for your building ensures maximum efficiency and comfort.

What building permits are required for commercial HVAC projects in DC, Maryland, and Virginia?

Each municipality, county, and state has its own combination of commercial building permits. Some are required in pre-construction, some are needed during construction, and others are issued before granting occupancy.

As these regulations frequently change, it’s best to work with a local commercial HVAC contractor who prioritizes staying up-to-date on commercial permitting requirements in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

How long should a commercial HVAC system last?

Assuming you keep up with recommended maintenance, a quality commercial HVAC system should last 15 to 20 years or longer. However, like most workhorse equipment, a commercial HVAC system’s heating and cooling mechanisms eventually succumb to wear and tear.

While regularly scheduled maintenance goes a long way in keeping your commercial HVAC system running smoothly, the time will come when you need to replace it with a newer, more energy-efficient unit.

Have more questions about commercial HVAC installation and retrofit services for your DC, Maryland, or Virginia business? Contact MEC2 online today.