Cold Craft, Inc. is a full service HVAC company that specializes in commercial property solutions.
Cold Craft provides owners and managers of multi-family dwellings a volume discount for safety and equipment assessment programs and for replacement work. Combine that with a recent program for energy upgrades has emerged and it is for multi-family properties. The energy upgrades could be new equipment, tighter ductwork or something like new windows. They provide expert assistance to get you started and $750 per unit upgraded.
This is something that I had personally been making suggestions for and I am very happy to see it in effect. I believe that apartments should have incentives to upgrade, and they seem to have been overlooked in the past with these incentive programs. Did you know that a rather large peoperty manager in the bay area did a survey and 40% of the residents care if their apartment is energy efficient. I was surprised by that number.
You need to know that the professional used for these rebates needs to be a licensed contractor and be able to pull a permit (besides, for apartment owners that is the best way to protect yourself from a potential disaster). Handymen typically can't pull permits they can simply fix items under a specific dollar amount and that makes it possible for them to work without a contractor's license. The contractor license is required for this program and as an owner dealing with risk you know heating and air comes with a lot of risk.
Some risk some people may or may not have realized are: Electrical, HVAC related plumbing issues (drainage or water sourced heat pumps), refrigerant burns, carbon monoxide poisoning for the occupants, combustion appliances that can cause a fire if not installed properly, improper planning or installation of the venting, registers, ductwork leakage, etc.
Please read more about this program (scroll down) and ways you can benefit by having Cold Craft assist you in making upgrades to your property. Call Cold Craft, Inc. at 408.374.7292.
Cold Craft can assist rental property owners of for properties with 5 or more units to receive rebates with the new Energy Upgrade California multi-family. For buildings with 4 or fewer units see Energy Upgrade California's website.
The Energy Upgrade California Multifamily Program can help rental property owners save money on operating costs, reduce energy use, and improve the quality of your properties. You have enough to worry about as property owners, this is an opportunity to get the technical assistance you need to make smart energy-efficient improvements—and find rebates, incentives and financing to help pay for them! Cold Craft, Inc. can help you with the HVAC portion of these improvements.
The HVAC portion of your upgrades have likely been put off for sometime and if these units are older than 12-15 years old it may be prudent to check into this program to assist you in making the rental units more energy efficient as well as safer. Older furnaces are more likely to have carbon monoxide issues with cracked heat exchangers and exhaust issues. Carbon Monoxide poisoning is one of the more common ways that a building can kill someone.
The Energy Upgrade Multifamily Program has offerings throughout the state - here is the information for the Bay Area:
Energy Upgrade California’s Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancements offers cash rebates and free energy consulting for multifamily properties that undertake energy upgrades. The program assists in planning energy saving improvements designed to save about 10% of a building’s energy usage and provides $750 per unit in rebates to help pay for the upgrade.
The program is open to multifamily buildings with five or more attached dwelling units in the nine county Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma).
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Summary of Program Offerings
|Free Energy Consultant||Customized project consultation||Value of up to $5,000 paid for by the program|
|Cash Rebate||Flat per-unit rebate paid to property owner for achieving about 10% savings through multiple energy saving improvements||$750 per unit|
Once you get started on the program and need a contractor to assist you with the HVAC portion, Cold Craft, Inc. is ready, willing and able to assist you with those improvements. Cold Craft, Inc. is a NATE Certified and Diamond Certified company, established in 1991. When Cold Craft, Inc works on multi-family homes we have an excellent track record of working with the management company or owner as well as the tenant in getting the work completed. Cold Craft has an extremely low tenant and customer complaint ratio and the test of a good company is not only if they get complaints but what do they do when they hear a complaint. The key is to make it right. We are a referral based business and we strive to earn your referral.
If you need help with indoor comfort or air quality, contact Cold Craft, Inc.
408.374.7292 or INFO@COLDCRAFT.COM