Looking at Building Winterization From 3 Important Angles

There are three critical angles from which you, as a building owner or manager, should look at the winterization of your building to effectively reduce or eradicate the most common problems associated with winterization. 

Heating and air conditioner maintenance companies like Cafco Services agree on the importance of these three components: comfort, energy savings and disaster prevention. We take a closer look at them in this post.


The comfort of the building’s occupants has a huge impact on the work environment, and nothing makes it more difficult to come to work than poor working conditions. Entering your workspace while it’s still too cold is likely to make your occupants — whether employee or guest — uncomfortable and frustrated. Some might even get sick. 

Energy Savings

Many factors can affect how much energy your building consumes: the type of HVAC unit you use, its size and power demands, the spaces that receive heating and how they are used, the number of bodies in a room at any given time, etc. A space that’s seldom used and a common working area that’s always occupied have very different heating requirements. Determine what level of heating should be used in every room in your building by calling HVAC installation companies and signing up for their professional services.

Disaster Prevention

Water systems need adequate heating, as well. All it takes is one frozen pipe for the dynamics in your building to change. A pipe that bursts can have catastrophic consequences, from delayed work to injured or sick employees. 

Preparing Your HVAC System for Winter

Your building’s HVAC system needs thorough preparation before the cold winds of winter begin to blow. A thorough inspection of your building can help head off problems early. When shutting down your cooling system, empty the pipes and close the supply valves. In addition, change your HVAC filters or have them cleaned properly, and don’t forget to clean the gutters, downspouts and drains as well.

HVAC repair and maintenance should be done regularly, so it’s important to enlist the help of a professional before winter arrives. Cafco Services offers what you need for building winterization. Call us today at (513) 242-3400 or fill out our contact form for a consultation.