About three years ago, I finally managed to open a coffee shop.
I’d wanted my own business for a very long time.
I took classes in business management, saved every penny and took my time before purchasing the perfect piece of property. I wanted an easily accessible and visible location with plenty of parking. I also didn’t have a fortune to invest. The place I chose had been left vacant for nearly ten years. It needed a lot of work. There was water damage to the ceilings and floors, vermin infestation and broken windows. The outdoor pavement was cracked and the plumbing was terribly corroded. One of my biggest concerns was the heating and cooling unit. There was an ancient piece of equipment taking up a lot of space and looking horrible in the parking lot. It was rusted, damaged from ice falling off the roof and had been vandalized. When I asked an HVAC professional what to do about it, he suggested installing a rooftop unit. This type of system combines heating and cooling into a single piece of equipment. Because it’s located on the roof, it takes up none of the commercial space and doesn’t detract from aesthetics. It also keeps the operational sounds to a minimum and provides easier access for repairs or maintenance. I was happy to see the old HVAC unit removed. The new system is far more compact, attractive and wonderfully energy efficient. It easily keeps the coffee shop perfectly warm in the winter and wonderfully cool in the summer. The system does a good job of combating excess humidity and has proven super reliable.