I recently decided to purchase a commercial building in order to open a hair salon.
At that time, I was splitting hair out of a room at my home & the situation wasn’t ideal.
I was hoping to supply more parking, rent spots to other stylists & have reasonable space for a tanning bed & manicure/pedicure stations. My budget was rather limited, but since my partner & I are both quite handy, I looked for a building in a relaxing location that was in need of some updates. I was able to pay less because the building needed a fantastic deal of labor & remodeling. My partner & I had no problem ripping out the floors, replacing windows, updating the plumbing fixtures or installing sinks. However, I decided to hire a professional for help with the heating & cooling system. There was an ancient & honestly large packaged Heating, Ventilation & A/C component taking up a lot of space in the parking lot. It was located in a way that made it honestly susceptible to purchasers hitting it with their cars. The outer cabinet was dented & rusted. When the Heating, Ventilation & A/C contractor took care of the equipment, he suggested replacing it entirely. He said I’d end up saving money by installing a more energy efficient system. He also advised that I switch to a commercial rooftop unit. This type of system combines heating & cooling into a single piece of machine that is installed on the roof. It frees up expensive space, never detracts from aesthetics & is not accessible to vandalism. If the Heating, Ventilation & A/C component requires service, there is no disruption to biweekly operation of my business. Plus, with the heating & cooling machine up on the roof, the sound levels are kept to a minimum.