The secret to a profitable summer? A working HVAC system

Jul 1, 2024

A heat dome has enveloped large portions of the United States, and we’re feeling it. The high temperatures and soul-crushing humidity has all of us running indoors where our trusted HVAC systems keep us cool, comfortable, and safe from the heat.

Your employees, tenants, and customers depend on your HVAC systems, and a breakdown can be catastrophic. Regular HVAC maintenance can improve energy efficiency, enhance indoor air quality, and prolong your system’s lifespan.

Here are some of the steps our Hopkins | Lacy HVAC techs take to ensure that your systems are reliable all season long.


We identify any worn or faulty components before they cause unscheduled downtime.

We look for refrigerant leaks that can be harmful to the health of your employees, tenants, and customers. Refrigerant leaks force your system to work harder and cause your units to freeze up. It’s important that leaks are discovered and fixed as soon as possible.


When air filters become clogged from dirt and debris, less air passes into HVAC equipment, and systems run less efficiently to compensate. As a result, energy costs start to increase, and your building may not be able to cool down.


Air and water balancing usually uncovers a combination of issues that can hurt system performance. It’s a method of regulating HVAC air supply, return, and exhaust, or the flow of water through coils, to achieve a neutrally balanced, comfortably conditioned building.

Your HVAC system was an investment, why not protect it? Whether you need preventive maintenance, an installation, or an emergency repair, we have the tools and expertise to bring comfort into your building or facility and cost savings to your energy bills.

To learn more about our services, click here or give us a call: (540) 982-1873.

Hopkins | Lacy has provided reliable, top-quality service since 1922 and is one of Virginia’s largest and most respected full-service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractors. We can provide the complete MEP life cycle by offering specialty services such as design-build, BIM coordination, fabrication, controls, construction, and preventative maintenance. As a 100 percent employee-owned company, we maintain a staff of dedicated, experienced personnel who are committed to the highest standards of integrity, quality, and performance.

Functioning as a business unit of the Branch Group, we serve clients throughout Virginia. Learn more at www.gjhopkins.com.


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