What Is The Difference Between MEP And HVAC?


When Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric talks with our many commercial clients in Lubbock, TX about HVAC, they know immediately what we are talking about. The acronym stands for: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. What needs to be pointed out is that those systems are just one part of another, much less well-known acronym MEP, or Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing.

Breaking it Down

You could say MEP includes everything that keeps your business facility running smoothly and keeps your employees safe and comfortable. Let’s dig a little deeper:

  • Mechanical includes:
    • The aforementioned HVAC systems
    • Audio & visual networks
    • Alarm systems for doors & windows
    • Elevators and escalators
  • Electrical:
    • Outlets
    • Fixtures
    • Bulbs
    • Switches
    • Appliances
  • Plumbing:
    • Potable water supply
    • Sinks, faucets, toilets, etc.
    • Wastewater & sewage disposal through drains & pipes
    • Outdoor irrigation where applicable

Just like the fingers on your hands, HVAC and MEP need to work together from the design process, through installation, during operation, and as part of a long-term maintenance plan.

One-Stop Shop

Because MEP incorporates many different services, you are not going to find a single person to handle every need, but you can find a single company. In this case, Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric is your one-stop source. Our highly trained electricians, plumbers, and HVAC maintenance technicians can handle all of your design, repair, and maintenance needs. 

Keeping it Simple

It doesn’t matter if you are building a new facility, expanding the current one, or looking for repair and maintenance services, doesn’t it make sense to deal with one company? Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric is much more than an HVAC maintenance company, we can handle your MEP needs from start to finish. With a history of serving Lubbock, TX since the dust bowl days of 1934, you can count on us to tackle any job, no matter how difficult.

Here to Help

Call now to learn more about the complete services Armstrong offers for business owners (and homeowners) to keep your mechanical systems in tip-top shape. After all, you have more important things to worry about like balancing the books, hiring new employees, paying the bills, and….well you get the idea. To learn more about Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.