The heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) in your building is designed to control individual floors independent of the rest of the building. To request overtime HVAC please submit a building engines ticket by clicking the hyperlink here. The cost for overtime HVAC service is $65.00 per hour.

The interior or "core" areas of individual floors are supplied by an air-handling unit. Perimeter offices have additional units called fan coils. These perimeter units can be individually controlled on an office-by-office basis to provide heating or cooling throughout the year.

The HVAC system is automatically controlled by a computerized energy management system, which is interfaced with a central computer that is monitored and controlled by Akridge engineers. Besides monitoring normal hours of operation, certain integral functions such as condenser water temperature, condenser water flow, night set-back thermostats and cooling tower temperatures are monitored by our engineers during the day can be accessed remotely after hours by Akridge engineers.

These safeguards have been incorporated into our management practice to ensure a comfortable workplace expected by our Clients in a superior office building.

The HVAC system is serviced regularly for preventive maintenance. To minimize distraction to our Clients, we schedule filter changing and maintenance at night and on weekends. But from time to time an emergency situation may require maintenance or repairs during normal working hours. We try to keep this work to a minimum and, in most instances, advise our Clients prior to commencing service. We appreciate your cooperation in the event we are unable to notify you.

To achieve maximum efficiency from the HVAC system, remember the following guidelines:

  • Do not set papers, books, files, etc., on the fan coil unit. This blocks the discharge air and greatly restricts the unit’s ability to heat or cool. It will eventually cause a breakdown.
  • Do not push desks, bookcases, credenzas, etc., up against the unit. This blocks the return air, which will eventually cause the unit to malfunction.
  • Should you ever observe loud noises, smoke or unit water leaks, turn the unit off immediately and report it to our office.
  • When requesting air service, please indicate whether the problem is with interior space or an individual's fan coil unit. This saves our personnel considerable time in trouble-shooting problems.

Normal heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system hours are Monday through Friday (except legal holidays) from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. As our Client, you are entitled to heating or cooling Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and on Saturdays between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM without any additional expense.