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Dallas HVAC Contractor Cools Down One of the Hottest Restaurants in Town

July 18, 2011
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DALLAS/FT. WORTH - Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating recently took on the task of redesigning the air conditioning and airflow system at Texas de Brazil, a busy and hot downtown Churrascaria.

Known for delicious meats of all kinds, including Brazilian sausage, leg of lamb, and bacon-wrapped chicken breast, Texas de Brazil Steakhouse roasts all day over open fires. While the slow roasting makes delicious meat, it also creates a hot interior. Add to this the throngs of people who go there for the extensive salad and entree bar with over 75 items, and the cooling system is always working overtime. Ellis Air installed a complex system to address this problem without causing the restaurant to lose a single business day.

The Ellis Air team set about analyzing the existing airflow system and cooling units. To replace the existing equipment, the walls were taken down and rebuilt after the new installation. In all, six 5-ton split systems were replaced. With a huge 55-ton crane set up on a busy downtown Fort Worth street, eight more 5-ton rooftop unit’s were hoisted into place - a total of 70 tons of new air conditioning and heating equipment, all done in a single day. Suddenly, a busy restaurant which struggled to cool its customers from day one was now able to offer a comfortable interior as well as great food.

Getting this job done promptly was no accident. Ellis Air hires only licensed and bonded technicians, each of whom has an average 15 years in the business. They also insist on factory training certifications. Ellis Air does residential and commercial work, and runs 15 trucks in its service area.

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Publication date: 07/18/2011

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