Our Commitment

Mikkelsen Coward is absolutely committed to lowering our customers' costs of owning and operating their HVAC systems. We're strategic in our approach and steadfast in our process to maximize your savings.

This chart represents HVAC Owning and Operating Costs for a standard commercial facility, according to the ASHRAE Handbook. Mikkelsen Coward will first work with you to identify these costs, then establish a financial baseline for developing the annual saving opportunities.

Energy (utilities) is the single largest expense of any HVAC system. Mikkelsen Coward will evaluate the current condition of your equipment and operating parameters to identify opportunities for improvement. Then we'll implement a five-step energy efficiency process to capture savings. This process includes identifying no-cost/low-cost opportunities to achieve the greatest ROI.

Capital Expenditures (equipment replacement) is usually the second largest expense. The average lifespan of HVAC systems is 12-20 years, depending on run-time, operating environment and level of preventive maintenance. As your facility ages, we assist with your capital planning process, prioritizing replacements based on operational sensitivity, energy efficiency and historical repairs.

Our strategic approach to your HVAC assets, along with a thorough preventive and predictive maintenance program, has proven to drastically lower overall costs.

About the ASHRAE Financial Model

Mikkelsen Coward uses the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) industry standard financial model to customize the total HVAC Owning and Operating Cost Analysis for your facility and the associated HVAC equipment. ASHRAE is the internationally recognized organization for standards of building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability.

Building codes and consulting engineers, mechanical contractors, architects, and government agencies all use ASHRAE standards and guidelines.