Section 179 – Accelerated Expensing

2018 Tax Cut and Jobs Act included a provision to allow for HVAC products to be immediately expensed.
Under Section 179, all components of a “heating, ventilation and air-conditioning” system can be expensed in first year versus over 39 years.

For commercial buildings, the cost of HVAC equipment placed into service in 2018 may be deducted as a business expense.

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Gaps or damage to your building’s HVAC ductwork insulation may be keeping your HVAC system from running at its peak performance.
Installing insulation on the outside of ductwork serves several purposes – it helps your system respond to environmental changes and reduces heat loss or gain, and controls condensation while the systems is operating. It also serves as a sound dampener, keeping any potential noises from the HVAC unit at bay.

Improperly installed or missing insulation can lead to problems throughout your HVAC system and ductwork, and building. When duct insulation is missing or improperly installed, condensation can gather and cause leaks, keeping your HVAC system from working efficiently, driving up utility costs. It can also cause leaks in ceilings and walls, or even lead to an infestation of mold.

A regular inspection of ductwork and its insulation can help make sure it properly and effectively installed, keeping your system running efficiently, which helps control energy costs.

Rooftop Air Conditioning Units can really take a beating throughout the year.

Being located at a building’s highest point usually leaves them open and vulnerable to the elements, allowing them to be pummeled by rain and hail during the spring, summer and fall months, and winter snow. These tough environmental factors make maintenance even more vital for rooftop air conditioning units, especially during the sweltering summer months, when they tend to see high workloads.

There are several things that need done to ensure your rooftop air conditioning units run at peak performance. As part of a preventive maintenance program from Bachman’s Inc., technicians can make sure condenser and evaporator coils, drains and filters are kept clean, electrical connections are tight and effective, and that the unit’s temperature and pressure levels are functioning properly.

A proper maintenance program can help ensure your buildings’ rooftop air conditioning unit is functioning properly throughout the season. What else we are seeing in the industry is equipment not being sealed properly on the roofs therefore causing leaks in the ceiling.

Simple ways to save energy and money in the cooling season.

1. Seal your facility-Sealing cracks and holes. Checking door seal and replace if necessary. Keep cool air in and hot humid air out.
2. Implement a proactive preventive maintenance program-Keep HVAC equipment operating efficiently through a proactive maintenance program. Keep condenser and evaporator coils clean, change filters, and check operation of equipment.
3. Check insulation-Maintain good insulation in your walls and roof.
4. Use ceiling fans-Ceiling fans can make a room feel up to four degrees cooler by circulating air and they use less energy.
5. Use blinds on window-If your zones face East/West and you have a lot of glass use blinds to deflect radiation.

Rod Bachman, Vice President of Bachman’s Inc, announces that the company has been recognized as a Mitsubishi Electric, US Inc. Diamond Commercial Contractor. This recognition is given to only Mitsubishi Electric business partners who have consistently demonstrated professionalism, loyalty and relentless effort to grow their business using their commercial HVAC products.
“Bachman’s Inc has demonstrated their deep product knowledge, expertise, and experience through a series of eligibility requirements and qualifications.” Mike Hampton, Senior Manager Strategic Programs – Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating.

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