HVAC in the Building

HVAC in the Building

Access Doors and Panels on 13th Mar 2019

HVAC in the Building

As a contractor or builder, you may find yourself being asked about HVAC units. While for those who have been in the industry for years, they may have the experience, knowledge and connection to be able to provide the best solutions and choices when it comes to an  HVAC system. Not only do these choices involve picking an HVAC system but it can also revolve around the maintenance and upkeep but also storage of the system as well. At Access Doors and Panels, we offer a selection of panels that contractors can choose from when their clients are looking for an HVAC specific access door.

However, before you can get that HVAC access panel, there are a few things to consider when purchasing and installing an HVAC unit in your commercial or residential property.

Price Range 

If there is one thing that is a guarantee across all projects it’s a budget – the same can be said with an HVAC unit. There are typically three tiers when it comes to HVAC systems, they are:

Low efficiency begins at $1,500 to $3,000

Middle efficiency begins at $2,000 to $4,000

High efficiency begins $5,000 to $9,000

When it comes to HVAC units in residential properties, a low-efficiency HVAC unit will suffice. For HVAC units that are on the higher end of the scale, these are high-efficient units and typically are installed in commercial properties or sustainable buildings.

One should be cautious though, just because you are spending more, doesn’t mean you are getting the best of the best – always look at what you are hoping to get from your unit and if certain features or power is necessary.

Duct Work 

Depending on the location of the HVAC unit installation, ductwork may be something important to consider. Pre-existing ductwork isn’t always easy to work with, but more importantly, it is important to ensure that what’s in place isn’t damaged. For example, if there is a leak in the duct work, this could impact the optimal functionality of the system and delay the install of the HVAC system.

In buildings where the ductwork has not been installed, it makes installing an HVAC system easier and putting the necessary ductwork in place can revolve around the system itself.

Accessibility & Location 

Next, to ductwork, it is important to consider the location of the installation and the accessibility. At Access Doors and Panels, we offer an array of access panels and solutions to allow for convenience. Some options for accessibility include a drop-ceiling or a specialized access panel. Contractors and builders are able to make recommendations on what the best route is.


There are certain products and brands that some contractors and builders often associate with quality; however, this isn’t always the case. It is essential when it comes to purchasing an HVAC unit to do the research the brands available but also the functionality of each unit. Some brands will be known for certain strengths and have a reputation in the industry – for example, one seeking an HVAC unit wouldn’t buy an HVAC unit made by Apple. Why? Apple is known for making phones and computers, but they don’t have the background or reputation for creating an HVAC unit.

Research from a contractor’s point of view and a client is important. Some reputable HVAC brands include Carrier, Trane, Lenox, Maytag and Westinghouse – to name a few. Each of these brands has an extensive background in creating products that are known for both commercial and residential buildings.


Heating, ventilation and air conditioning or an HVAC unit serve a specific objective. Whether clients are looking to improve or moderate heating or looking to regulate the cooling of space, the installation of an HVAC allows for this and more. For example, HVAC units that are in the market today combine all three, heating, ventilating and air conditioning; however, before the advancements in technology – every system required their own specific unit. It is important to consider the options available and consider the functionality and purpose of an HVAC unit.

No matter whether you are looking to equip your business or your home with an HVAC unit, it is important to consult an expert. They will be able to provide insight and give the best recommendations to suit your needs.

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13th Mar 2019 Access Doors and Panels