It was a relatively easy job since I have done several similar installations, and the kitchen was well-planned.
Most of our local indoor comfort business clients are homeowners, but we occasionally get commercial customers. My most recent client was a restaurant owner who needed an a/c professional to install a quality HVAC in their hot kitchen after several employees resigned due to heat stress. The client had thought that having windows in the space would be enough, but once they got busy, it became clear that an HVAC installation was necessary to help with indoor comfort. A central air conditioning system already covered the rest of the space, but they needed something that only served the kitchen. As their a/c worker, I recommended that they install a ductless mini-split unit. The owner thought an electric heat pump would be the solution, but I explained that it would be wasteful for one small space. We also agreed to add a digital thermostat for the kitchen so that they’d also manage to turn it on and off depending on when they needed it. The owner agreed and purchased the equipment at the local cooling corporation. It was a relatively easy job since I have done several similar installations, and the kitchen was well-planned. We also did an air conditioner tune-up for the other unit, which was due in a month, but it seemed more adequate to finish all the work at once. Since they have two different units, we also organized how to handle air conditioner service to ensure that they both worked throughout the year without fail. I also added them to the cooling specialist emergency response list in case they had a failure during peak hours and needed a quick response.