LG Hydro Kit: Understanding Its Benefits and Purpose

If you’re looking for an efficient way to make hot and/or chilled water without using fossil fuels, the LG Hydro Kit may be just what you need. The Hydro Kits pair up to LG’s Multi-V condensers, providing VRF industry-leading technology and performance.  Offered in 2 different versions and several different sizes, there are a wide variety of applications that can utilize this awesome technology. So if you’re in the business of finding cutting edge solutions to complex HVAC challenges — check out this blog to see why your next project might benefit from LG’s Hydro Kit!

The Benefits of the LG Hydro Kit

LG Hydro Kit

The LG Hydro Kit is offered in 2 versions; medium temp and high temp. The medium temp version can produce chilled water down to 41F and hot water up to 122F. The high temp Hydro Kit is a heating-only unit but can produce leaving hot water temperatures up to 176F. With leaving water temperatures that close to the typical 180F target of traditional hydronic boiler systems, you can theoretically replace gas or oil fired boilers with LG VRF air source heat pumps and hydro kits.

Historically, heat pumps in the northeast were not capable of providing adequate low ambient heating, let alone a version delivering hot water over 170F.  So during those times the only alternative system that would not burn fossil fuels would be electric boilers or hot water heaters.  The electric resistance heating elements in those units generate 3414 btus/hour of heat for every 1000 watts of electrical input.

For areas with relatively expensive electricity like the New York Metro area, this is not an economical way to heat a building or home. With the introduction of new heat pump technologies like the LG Multi-V 5, every 1000 watts of electrical power is now creating double the heating output of electric resistance heating or higher (depending on a variety of factors) making operating costs very attractive compared to other sources. 

If systems like this are powered by renewable sources like solar or wind power, homes and businesses can be producing heating without any emissions or fossil fuel consumption which is great for the planet. Additionally, since these heat pumps will use half or less of the electricity compared to resistance heating they can help stretch those renewable power resources further limiting the reliance on the power grid while saving on energy costs.

Efficient Use of Interior Space

For metropolitan areas like New York City, interior space is a scarce resource in limited supply.  Traditional boiler systems have to be housed in a dedicated boiler room which eats up considerable interior space. The LG Hydro Kit is a split system type where half of the system is located outdoors and the other component is indoors. The Hydro Kit is much smaller in footprint compared to a boiler and the service space requirements are often times less than a traditional boiler. All of this leads to more usable interior space, which can be a very good thing in markets with sky-high real estate costs.

Flexibility in Design

LG Hydro Kit

The capacity offerings of the LG Hydro Kits lend themselves to a very flexible way of heating and/ or cooling a building.  The medium temp versions come in 3.5 ton and 8 ton sizes. The high temp version is offered in 3.5 ton and 6.5 ton offerings. For larger applications, multiple Hydro Kits can be installed in parallel and staged to maximize efficiency. Additionally, having multiple systems offers some additional level of redundancy over larger central plant systems.  

For multi-family buildings, domestic hot water and hydronic heating plants are often central to the building and very difficult to bill their usage out to individual tenants. With smaller Hydro Kit systems, each condensing unit and Hydro Kit can potentially be fed from each tenant’s own power meter. This eliminates the cost and responsibility of the equipment from the Landlord and can lower common charges in the rent or building fees. An additional benefit of modular systems for larger buildings is the ability to stagger system operation to reduce demand charges from the utility.  

There are several air to hot water heat pump systems offered in the market now. Many of these are what is referred to as ‘Mono-Bloc’ types where the hot water heat exchanger is outside, attached to the condensing unit.  While this may be a plus from the installation side, the downside to this is that glycol will most likely be required in the heating water for colder climates like the Northeast.  

The medium temp Hydro Kits have started to replace aging air cooled chilled water systems throughout the New York Metro area. With the modular design and flexibility of piping runs on LG’s Multi-V 5 systems, clients have ripped out their small to medium sized chillers, replaced them with LG medium temp Hydro Kits and did not have to touch their existing chilled water air handlers. These systems now offer more redundancy, lower operating cost and take up less space outdoors than previous air cooled chillers. Additionally, the medium temp Hydro Kits can produce lower temperature hot water for radiant heat systems.  

Potential Issues and concerns

While the LG Hydro Kits pack a tremendous amount of technology in a small package, keep in mind they are more complicated than a traditional boiler or chiller. Clients should make sure to find an installing contractor and service company with proper training from the manufacturer to successfully install and maintain the system for years to come. 

LG’s Hydro Kit may require more labor to install over a traditional boiler or chiller as it is a split system.  The benefits of the operational cost, environmental impact have to be weighed against any potentially higher upfront costs.

Final Thoughts on Why the LG Hydro Kit is Worth It

The Hydro Kit’s innovative technology allows for the efficient use of energy, resulting in lower electricity bills and a more sustainable future while eliminating harmful Carbon Monoxide emissions in the home or business.

With natural gas becoming more difficult to access, the LG Hydro Kit offers the best alternative over the other technologies currently out on the market. Investing in an LG Hydro Kit may seem like a simple choice when looking at all of the short-term benefits that you gain; however, when we consider the long-term environmental impact it has on our planet, this decision suddenly seems much wiser. After all, small changes such as this can have a huge impact — making the LG Hydro Kit more than worth your investment.

If you have any questions, the team at Klima is here to help! To learn more, please visit our website and contact us today!

How to Maintain Your Rooftop Units Throughout the Year

Rooftop units are a common and essential component of many businesses’ operations. These dependable systems deliver air diligently and efficiently, making them an invaluable asset. However, if they aren’t regularly maintained, their performance can suffer significantly — ultimately leading to increased energy costs and inferior heating or cooling in the building. This blog provides advice on how to ensure your rooftop unit runs optimally throughout the year – helping keep your business running reliably without incurring extra cost or disruption when outside temperatures drop or soar!

Overview of the importance of maintaining rooftop units

rooftop units

Maintaining rooftop units can be viewed as an intimidating task, but it is a small price to pay for ensuring maximum efficiency of your HVAC systems. These units are fundamental components of commercial buildings, and as such, require regular inspections and preventative maintenance measures to keep them functioning at their best.

By adhering to a maintenance schedule, building occupants will enjoy a comfortable indoor environment all year round, as well as reduced energy bills. Additionally, well-maintained rooftop units have an extended lifespan, ultimately saving you money in the long run. Neglecting these systems, on the other hand, can lead to costly repairs or even premature replacement. Therefore, the importance of maintaining rooftop units cannot be overstated.

Steps to take during spring and summer season maintenance

With the spring and summer seasons upon us, now is the perfect time to prepare your business for the warmer months ahead. There are several steps you can take to ensure your space is in good condition and ready for the upcoming season. Some of the tasks that should be on your to-do list include inspecting your air conditioning system to ensure it is working efficiently and checking your windows and doors for drafts. Taking these steps can help you save money and avoid potential issues down the line. By taking a proactive approach to home maintenance, you can enjoy a comfortable and worry-free summer season.

  a. Cleaning the rooftop unit

Cleaning rooftop units involves removing the accumulated dirt and debris that can lead to inefficiencies and even damage the unit. Regular rooftop unit cleaning can extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, save on energy bills, and prevent unnecessary repairs.

  b. Checking for seal damage

When it comes to checking for seal damage, it’s important to understand the potential risks. Whether it’s a damaged window seal or a faulty door seal, these issues can lead to unwanted drafts and moisture infiltration – resulting in decreased energy efficiency and potential water damage. To properly assess these seals, it’s recommended to visually inspect them for any wear and tear.  You can also hire a professional to look for leaks in your building or home’s envelope with a FLIR camera, as well as other methods to test for leakage.

  c. Look for signs of Refrigerant leaks

Maintaining the correct refrigerant level in your refrigeration system is crucial for its efficient and effective operation. Not only does the system need the proper amount of refrigerant to maintain acceptable pressures and internal temperatures but there is a critical system component entrained within the systems refrigerant; oil. 

This oil is needed for proper lubrication to ensure the life of your compressor.  If you have a refrigerant leak you are also most likely leaking oil. Look for spots under the unit, within the cabinet and near any refrigeration components for signs of leaking oil.  If any are found, an HVAC professional needs to be hired to confirm, evacuate, repair and recharge the system.

Steps to take during fall and winter season maintenance

As the leaves change color and the temperature drops, it’s important to take steps to prepare your home for fall and winter seasons. One of the most important tasks is to ensure your heating system is functioning properly. Schedule a professional inspection and cleaning, and consider investing in a programmable thermostat to maximize efficiency. 

  a. Inspecting the condenser coils for dust buildup

The condenser coils in your air conditioning unit play a crucial role in keeping your space cool and comfortable. Over time, these coils can become clogged with dust and debris, which can seriously affect their ability to function properly. That’s why it’s important to regularly inspect your condenser coils and clean them if necessary. If you’re unsure of how to inspect your condenser coils, it’s always a good idea to consult with a professional HVAC technician, who can provide you with expert advice and guidance.

  b. Tightening all electrical connections

Ensuring that all electrical connections are tightened is a crucial aspect of maintaining a safe and functional electrical system. Loose connections can cause a variety of issues, including overheating, voltage drops, and even electrical fires. By taking the time to examine all electrical connections and tightening any that are loose, you can prevent potentially dangerous situations from arising. 

This is particularly important in older buildings where electrical systems may not have been updated in many years. It’s always better to be proactive and ensure that everything is in proper working order rather than waiting for an issue to occur that could have been prevented. Remember, taking the time to tighten all electrical connections could ultimately save you time, money, and even lives. This inspection can be performed by your HVAC Professional.  Remember, always turn off the power to the equipment before opening any access doors or performing inspections inside the unit.  

  c. Examining all filters and replacing when necessary

Filters play a crucial role in keeping equipment working properly and efficiently, but they can only do so for so long before they need replacing. As experts in our fields, it’s our job to stay on top of necessary maintenance. Examining and replacing filters when needed is not only vital for maintaining peak performance, but it also helps prevent potential damage to the equipment. By doing so, we can ensure our equipment is working as efficiently and safely as possible. Filters are oftentimes neglected and this really poses a potential threat to the integrity of the equipment if they are not maintained. Clogged filters can result in frozen coils which can lead to damage in addition to a loss of cooling.

Advantages of regular rooftop maintenance

Property owners often overlook rooftop maintenance, but regular inspections and upkeep have many advantages. Regular maintenance can help prevent costly repairs in the long run by catching small issues early on, ultimately saving you money. It can also improve the lifespan of your equipment, allowing it to perform better for a longer period of time. 

Tips on how to troubleshoot common problems with rooftop units

Rooftop units can be complex, and when they malfunction, it can be frustrating for any building owner or manager. Fortunately, there are some common problems that can be easily troubleshot without the help of a professional. One common issue is poor airflow, which can lead to reduced efficiency and increased energy costs. In this case, the first step is to check the air filter and clean or replace it if necessary. Another issue could be a simple blown fuse or a torn belt. Again, be sure to TURN OFF POWER to the unit before opening any doors on the equipment.  By following these tips and performing routine maintenance on your rooftop system, you can avoid costly repairs and ensure that your building is comfortable and energy-efficient.

Maintaining your rooftop units with Klima

Keeping a rooftop unit in good working condition requires regular maintenance and ample time for upkeep but the potential savings and reduction of future problems outweigh any burden posed by such demands. 

At Klima New York, we are your partner when it comes to commercial HVAC climate control. From offering custom air handling units to package rooftop units, we’re here to make sure your HVAC needs are met and beyond. To learn more, please visit our website and contact us today!

Maintaining Your HVAC System for the Summer: What You Need to Know

As the temperatures start to rise in the summer, having a functioning air conditioning unit is important to maintaining comfortable living conditions. When it comes to your HVAC system, regular maintenance can make all the difference in ensuring that your business and home stay cool during those scorching hot days and evenings. From filter changes and cleaning coils to preventative measures such as checking for duct leakage, there are several things you’ll need to know about keeping your AC up and running during these warm months. In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to be aware of when it comes to maintaining your HVAC system in preparation for peak summer season.

Benefits of regular maintenance for your HVAC system

Regular maintenance for your HVAC system is essential to ensure the longevity and efficiency of the system. By scheduling regular check-ups, you can identify and address any potential issues before they become major problems. 

Not only does this save you money in the long run by avoiding costly repairs, but it also helps your system operate at peak performance, which can lead to lower energy bills. Additionally, routine maintenance helps improve indoor air quality by removing dust and dirt buildup, which can cause health problems for you and your family. By investing in the maintenance of your HVAC system, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your system is operating efficiently and effectively.

Important safety considerations when dealing with your HVAC system

When it comes to your business or home’s HVAC system, safety should always be a top priority. There are several important safety considerations to keep in mind when dealing with this complex machinery. 

One of the most important is to never attempt to perform repairs or maintenance on your own unless you are a trained HVAC professional.  HVAC systems can pose very serious hazards to someone who is not a professional.  Refrigerant systems operate at dangerous pressures exceeding 400 psi, and handling refrigerant of any kind requires a valid EPA certification.  Certain water-based systems may pose a risk of legionella exposure and certain chemicals used for cleaning these systems can cause corrosion or pose a health hazard if not used properly.  Attempting to work on a system yourself can not only be dangerous, but it can also cause further damage to your system. Additionally, always make sure to turn off the power to your HVAC system before performing any work on it. This will help to prevent any potential electrical accidents. 

Lastly, be sure to keep the surrounding area free of debris and clutter to prevent any potential tripping hazards. By keeping these important safety considerations in mind, you can ensure that you and your HVAC service professional stay safe.

Tips on how to maintain and inspect your HVAC system

HVAC system

As a business or homeowner, it is important to prioritize the maintenance and inspection of your HVAC system. Regular upkeep can save you money in the long run and improve the overall efficiency of your system. 

One tip is to regularly change out your air filters to prevent buildup that can reduce airflow and impact the air quality in your indoor environment. During the summer months, all sorts of debris can also infiltrate the equipment outside the home — from small branches and twigs to leaves, to even small animals which can chew through wiring! To ensure optimal HVAC performance, make sure there are no objects obstructing your HVAC system.

It is also crucial to schedule annual check-ups with a licensed professional to ensure that your system is running smoothly and catch any potential issues before they turn into costly repairs. By staying on top of your HVAC system’s maintenance and inspections, you can ensure that your office or home stays comfortable and energy-efficient for years to come.

How to choose the right professional technician for the job

Choosing the right professional technician for the job can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Start by researching potential candidates online and reading reviews from previous customers. Look for someone who has experience in the specific type of work you need done, familiar with your brand of equipment and who is properly licensed and insured. Don’t be afraid to ask for references and follow up on them.

When you meet with the technician, ask questions about their approach to the job and how they plan to complete it. Make sure to get a written estimate before any work begins and be wary of anyone who asks for payment upfront. By taking these steps, you can ensure that you are choosing a qualified and trustworthy professional for the job at hand.

Warning signs that you may need to replace your unit

It’s crucial to keep an eye out for potential warning signs that you may need to replace your unit. One such indicator is if your unit is consistently failing to properly cool or heat your indoor space. Another clear sign is if you experience a major increase in your energy bills that cannot be explained by external factors. A unit that is constantly breaking down or producing strange noises is also cause for concern. HVAC systems using refrigerant to cool or heat are supposed to be closed systems, meaning the refrigerant gas should never leak out.  If your system is losing gas, that means you have a leak and it also means you are probably losing oil, which is vital to the health of your compressor.  Never let a technician tell you that they just need to ‘Top off the gas’ without finding a source of the leak.  Additionally, once the leak is found – the refrigerant from a leaking system needs to be evacuated and replaced with virgin refrigerant.  This refrigerant must match the type on the equipment nameplate. Be wary of technicians offering to use alternative refrigerants to save money.  

Furthermore, if your unit is more than 10-15 years old, it may be time to consider replacement to improve your overall air quality and system efficiency. By staying aware of these warning signs, you can address potential issues before they become major problems and ensure your unit is operating at optimal functionality.

Cost-saving strategies and tips for summertime HVAC maintenance

Summertime is the peak season for your HVAC system to function. Though it is an essential part of your business, it is also the most significant contributor to your electricity bills during the summers. Fortunately, reducing your power consumption and saving money on your energy bills can be achieved by following some simple tips and strategies. Regular cleaning, replacing the filters, and lowering the thermostat settings can all help to reduce the energy consumption of your HVAC system. 

Scheduling an annual maintenance check with a reliable HVAC technician can also help to detect any problems early on, ensuring efficient operation and preventing costly repairs. Implementing cost-saving strategies and tips for summertime HVAC maintenance can help you save money and maintain a comfortable living environment throughout the summer season.

Maintaining your HVAC system with Klima

At Klima New York, we offer integrated custom HVAC solutions for your NYC and Long Island business. With HVAC being the heart of what we do, our experts are happy to assist in any HVAC-related endeavors you may need. To learn more, please visit our website and get in touch with us today!

Klima’s Timeline: Analyzing a Decade of Growth

Founded in 2011, Klima set out with an initial intent of providing customers with the wherewithal and expertise when navigating the complexities of VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) systems. After a decade-plus of growth, Klima has cemented itself as one of the leading manufacturing reps in New York. Here’s all about how we at Klima did it.

Klima Understood the Importance of VRF Systems

Over a decade ago, Klima solely focused on educating and selling consumers VRF systems. It was important to do so at the time, as other vendors did not provide the service that Klima has become so well-renowned for. Understanding the importance of VRF systems is crucial for achieving optimal energy efficiency and indoor comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Unlike traditional HVAC systems that operate at a fixed capacity, VRF systems dynamically adjust the refrigerant flow rate to match the cooling or heating needs of different zones or rooms, with the help of sophisticated control algorithms and sensors.

Another advantage of VRF systems is their flexibility and scalability, which makes them ideal for both retrofits and new construction projects. VRF systems can be customized to meet specific design requirements, such as high ceilings, open spaces, or multiple occupancy levels, without the need for ductwork, bulky equipment, or complex zoning controls. Moreover, VRF systems can be configured to operate in different modes, such as cooling, heating, dehumidification, or ventilation, depending on the environmental conditions and building usage.

And although VRF systems provide significant energy savings, reduced carbon emissions, improved thermal comfort, and enhanced indoor air quality, Klima eventually realized it was time to expand their product offerings. Soon, Klima began incorporating items such as energy recovery ventilators to supplement their VRF system offerings.

The Opportunity to Expand

Opening the Long Island City Office

Six years after first starting, Klima opened an office space in Long Island City. Housed with the bustling New York City market in mind, Klima offered local stock of equipment and parts for their VRF customers.  Moreover, Klima opened up a training facility for LG’s VRF systems to provide installation contractors with the knowledge and wherewithal they need to succeed in the field.

“Opening that office and warehouse in Long Island City turned Klima into a real player in the VRF game in NYC.”

Brandon Sulikowski – President – Klima New York, LLC

Merging with AES Equipment and Acquiring iCon System Solutions Controls

The expanding product offerings weren’t the only indication of growth on Klima’s end. 2019 saw the backend expansion of Klima, as they merged with AES Equipment. This merger saw new management and, in turn, new product line offerings. As a result, Klima was able to grow its frontend employee base by hiring some of the most talented professionals in the market.

The growth didn’t stop with AES Equipment, either. In 2020, Klima acquired iCon System Solutions Controls — allowing them to expand their controls division, Klima Controls. This division specializes in providing turnkey controls systems of any size for commercial buildings.

“Merging with the guys from AES and acquiring iCon showed me what the best of the best really look like.  Having these groups become part of Klima totally raised the bar for everyone at the company.”

Brandon Sulikowski – President – Klima New York, LLC

Opening the Melville Office


In the year 2022, the company opened a second office in Melville, which marked a significant milestone in their expansion efforts. Their decision to open a second office in Melville is a testament to their continued success and growth trajectory. The new office allowed for them to better serve their customers in the region, while also expanding their reach to new markets throughout Long Island.

Overall, Klima’s growth is an impressive testament to their dedication to excellence and commitment to meeting their customer’s needs. With their continued expansion efforts and commitment to innovation, they are well-positioned to become the go-to provider of equipment and controls for customers across New York’s tri-state area.

“During Klima’s first 10 years, the focus was only on New York City.  Not only do we have a presence there but now we have an office and training center at the best location in Long Island.  Our sign on the building on Route 110 is visible to thousands of passing motorists every day.  The Melville office is also a great environment for the employees and you feel that upbeat energy in the office everyday.” 

Brandon Sulikowski – President – Klima New York, LLC

If you’re in need of anything HVAC related, our team of experts will be happy to help! To learn more, please visit Klima’s website and contact us today!

Understanding the Benefits of VRF Systems

Whether you’re a business owner seeking to upgrade an aging HVAC system or a homeowner looking for improved energy efficiency, you’ve likely heard of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems. These highly advanced solutions offer unparalleled performance and comfort levels compared to conventional air conditioning units, but many may not be aware of all the benefits that come with this efficient technology. In this blog post, we’ll explain in detail what VRF systems are, how they work, and why installing one could provide significant benefits for your home or commercial building. By understanding these features and associated costs, you can make an informed decision on whether a VRF installation is right for your property.

An Overview of VRF Systems and How They Work

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems have become increasingly popular in the HVAC industry due to their energy efficiency, flexibility, and zoning capabilities. Unlike traditional air conditioning systems, VRF systems use a single outdoor unit to deliver refrigerant to multiple indoor units, allowing for precise temperature control and the ability to heat and cool different areas of a building simultaneously. Each indoor unit can operate independently, adjusting its output based on the specific heating or cooling needs of its area, resulting in enhanced comfort and reduced energy consumption. VRF systems utilize advanced technology, such as variable-speed compressors and electronic expansion valves, to provide efficient and effective heating and cooling solutions. While the installation and maintenance of VRF systems may be more complex than traditional systems, their benefits make them a popular choice for commercial and residential buildings.

Advantages of a VRF System Over Traditional HVAC Units

VRF systems

A VRF system is an innovative HVAC technology that is gaining popularity due to its numerous advantages over traditional HVAC units. One of the greatest advantages is its high energy efficiency, resulting in significant cost savings. VRF systems use advanced heat pumps that can be controlled independently to provide heating or cooling to different zones in a building. This means that unused areas can be temporarily turned off, reducing energy consumption. VRF systems are also quieter and more compact than traditional HVAC units, making them ideal for use in commercial buildings or spaces with limited space. Additionally, VRF systems offer precise temperature control and improved air quality. Overall, VRF technology has revolutionized the HVAC industry, providing a more cost-effective, energy-efficient, and sustainable solution to heating and cooling buildings.

Benefits of Installing a VRF System in Your Business or Home

A VRF system is a highly efficient way to heat and cool your business or home. It uses a single outdoor unit that is connected to multiple indoor units, allowing for customizable temperature control in each individual space. Not only does this increase comfort levels, but it also saves energy and reduces utility costs. Additionally, a VRF system operates quietly and has a longer lifespan than traditional HVAC systems. Overall, investing in a VRF system is a smart choice for those looking to improve the efficiency and comfort of their space.

Cost Savings with a VRF System Installation

Switching to a VRF system for your HVAC needs can bring significant cost savings to your business or home. Compared to traditional HVAC systems, VRF systems use less energy, resulting in lower utility bills over time. 

Additionally, VRF systems allow for individual temperature control in each room or zone, allowing for improved comfort and energy efficiency. Not only can a VRF system save you money, but it also reduces your environmental footprint. With proper installation and maintenance, a VRF system can provide reliable and energy-efficient heating and cooling for years to come. Consult with a professional HVAC contractor to determine if a VRF system is right for you.

Potential Drawbacks to Consider with VRF Systems

As we continue to push the boundaries of technology, it’s important to understand the potential drawbacks that come with each new advancement. When considering VRF systems, it is crucial to carefully consider the potential negative effects that may arise as a result of its implementation. For example, VRF systems tend to come with a high price tag and require your installing contractor to attend manufacturer specific training classes. They also typically use their own controllers, which may eliminate certain brands from consideration if a particular 3rd party thermostat is desired by the end user. Moreover, maintenance requires more specialization — as service personnel working on VRF systems need to be more capable and technical than most.

Guidance on Choosing the Right VRF System for Your Needs

When it comes to selecting the ideal VRF system for your heating and cooling needs, the process may seem daunting. However, with the right guidance and knowledge, it can be an easier decision to make. It is essential to evaluate your specific heating and cooling requirements, including the space you need to accommodate, your budget, and your desired energy efficiency.

You should also consider the brand, model, and features of the VRF system. Certain manufacturers offer more controller options to interface with other new or existing systems. With this information, you can make an informed investment that not only meets your current needs but is also adaptable to any future changes. By taking the time to assess all factors involved, you can ensure that you select the right VRF system to keep your space comfortable and energy-efficient.

Choosing the Right VRF Systems with KLIMA

In conclusion, VRF systems offer many advantages over traditional HVAC units. They require less energy, making them a more cost-effective solution while also providing improved performance. They are highly customizable, able to adapt, and cater to a variety of heating and cooling needs in multiple zones simultaneously.

Despite their benefits, there are potential drawbacks to consider when exploring this technology. Before taking the plunge, it is important to research the various VRF system options and make sure you are choosing one that suits your individual needs best. By being sure to explore all your options thoroughly, you will be on the best path for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of a Variable Refrigerant Flow system on your property or in your home or office.

At KLIMA, our experts will be glad to assist you in your search for VRF systems. To learn more, please visit our website and contact us today!

Why Did Klima Rebrand?

Since 2011, Klima New York, LLC has been a leading provider of Variable Refrigerant Flow and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems. However, after a decade of service in the industry, it quickly became apparent that Klima was in need of a rebrand.

The rebranding includes a renewed strategy and updated digital presence, both of which reflect the company’s commitment to providing innovative climate control solutions. Klima’s dedication to quality products and customer service remains unchanged, and the company looks forward to continue serving its customers with excellence.

What led to Klima’s rebrand?

Beginning in 2022 and continuing into 2023, Klima recognized that their platform needed reworking to keep up with the ever-changing environment. As a result, they rebranded, utilizing modern technologies and forging partnerships with innovating leaders in their industry. 

Still providing clients with Variable Refrigerant Flow and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems that will be better equipped for future advancements, Klima’s renewed focus aims to serve the same customer base while also welcoming a younger generation with open arms. 

In discussing Klima’s rebrand, President Brandon Sulikowski revealed, “Klima brought on additional ownership and management.” He further added that “The company was 10 years old and we wanted to make sure we were not alienating the younger generation of customers in the market.”

With this rebrand, Klima is able to remain trend-focused and offer their clients top quality systems so they can stay ahead of the curve.

What is Klima’s mission?

klima rebrand

Klima has focused on rebranding in order to solidify their vision as a company. Their mission is to be a leading provider of Variable Refrigerant Flow and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems, offering customers the most reliable, efficient and cost-effective solutions for their HVAC needs.

On the topic of their mission, Sulikowski said, “Klima’s mission is to become the #1 manufacturer’s rep firm in the New York Metro area, but we want to earn that title by building brand loyalty through customer service.”

Through their dedication to innovation and rebranding, Klima can provide customers with the highest quality products, backed by the best customer service. With their renewed focus on rebranding and customer satisfaction, Klima can help customers achieve their HVAC goals while also providing an experience that differentiates itself from other providers within this field.

Who is Klima’s target audience?

Sulikowski further added that “Klima’s target audience are the engineers, contractors and building owners with a passion for what they do in this industry.” The Klima President also noted that “We live and breathe supporting HVAC equipment and controls sales and we want customers who are dedicated to delivering the same values to their customers.”

What separates the old Klima from the new?

The rebrand from Klima to its new iteration represents a significant shift in how the company approaches its product selection. The old Klima only offered Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS), but now they are taking the spotlight on rebranding and introducing much more than those two product offerings.

“The new Klima brings a wider offering of products and expertise. While the old Klima was successful with a laser-focus on only VRF equipment sales, the new Klima is taking the same customer-focused mentality and applying it to a larger variety of products and services, including controls,” said Sulikowski.

Under their rebranded identity, they have incorporated newer technologies. Their rebrand has positioned Klima as an industry leader in HVAC technology, providing unmatched energy savings and superior system performance.

What processes/systems has Klima implemented in light of the rebrand?

In light of rebranding, Klima has implemented a number of processes and systems to ensure their customers have the best experience possible. For years, Klima has specialized in Variable Refrigerant Flow and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems and have developed innovative solutions for these products. 

“We have made an internal shift to focus on more quality deliverables to customers and raised the bar internally on ensuring the quality of our service and project management is living up to the name we want Klima to represent,” Sulikowski stated. “The old Klima handled a lot of volume, but the new Klima will operate with more focus and attention to detail — even if that means lower volume.”

Klima’s rebrand is aimed at providing customers with an even greater experience than before, by further improving customer service, offering higher quality products, and refining their offerings to match clients’ unique needs. To facilitate this rebrand, the company has established processes and systems which will assist us with meeting the rebranded objectives of providing exceptional customer service, quality products and tailored services.

Dissecting Klima’s internal and external perception

Rebranding for Klima was not only a massive step for their front-facing appearance, but also internally. Amidst the rebrand, Sulikowski noted the differences between Klima and their competitors — as the latter tends to focus on profits over customer service and loyalty.

Sulikowski elaborated: “Our internal brand perception is that we are the good guys trying to do right by the customers while some of our competitors tend to navigate chasing profits rather than customer loyalty.”

So how does this translate externally? As Sulikowski further noted, “Our goal for our external brand perception would be for Klima to be viewed as the sales organization offering the best value and highest level of expertise in the industry. We want to be known as the company that people can trust in and rely upon for equipment and controls needs.”