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5 Types of IT Environment Heat Removal Methods

5 Types of IT Environment Heat Removal Methods

Data centers and IT rooms are becoming an integral part of businesses across the globe. And, as technology continues to change and evolve, computing equipment is being created in smaller sizes. However, the smaller size uses more electricity and can generate more heat, which creates a need for heat removal. So, it is essential that such spaces have precision cooling and heat rejection equipment in order for the equipment to stay at an even temperature and avoid overheating. There are several heat removal methods in which cooling equipment can be used to mediate the high heat generated by the computing equipment.

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Get a Commercial HVAC Inspection Before You Buy

Get a Commercial HVAC Inspection Before You Buy

Are you considering an investment in a new commercial building? Are you ready to take the next step of expanding your current business or starting one from scratch? Whatever the case may be, there is one area you need to look at before signing on the dotted line. That is the commercial HVAC system. It is imperative that you have a commercial HVAC system inspection completed before you buy. Here are some reasons why an inspection should be at the top of your to-do list.

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Cleaning Your HVAC Unit from Bird Droppings

Cleaning Your HVAC Unit from Bird Droppings

One of the main problems with an HVAC system exposed to natural elements is their susceptibility to the inconveniences of getting bird droppings. Aside from being contaminants, bird droppings are an unpleasant and unsightly mess that accumulates over time. Bird droppings can be responsible for keeping your unit from functioning properly and can be the source of undesirable high ammonia content freely entering the ventilation system. Here are some requirements and guidelines for cleaning your HVAC unit from bird droppings.

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7 Tips to Retrofit HVAC for Historic Buildings

7 Tips to Retrofit HVAC for Historic Buildings

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is one part of your building that when it works, you take it for granted. In the same vein, if it’s defective, you will really feel every minute that you are inside the four-walled structure. Installing this system in a new building is complicated enough, but retrofitting HVAC for historic buildings is a whole other level altogether. We have compiled a list of guidelines to retrofit HVAC for historic buildings.

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Proper Refrigerant Recovery

Proper Refrigerant Recovery

Refrigerant recovery is outlined in the US Environment Protection Agency due to the extremely hazardous nature of the refrigerants and coolants. Each step and procedure should pass standards and safety benchmarks in accordance with proper disposal, reclamation, and retrieval. Here is a list of the types of refrigerant recovery methods and disposal methods.

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What are BTUs and what do they have to do with HVAC?

What are BTUs and what do they have to do with HVAC?

Working with a lot of HVAC systems, most managers have come across the acronym BTU. But what does it really pertain to and how is it relevant to the HVAC system? Understanding BTUs and how to calculate them provides a closer look at how effective the existing HVAC system can be while doing its job.

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Air Cleaner vs. Air Purifier

Air Cleaner vs. Air Purifier

Commercial facilities all need great indoor air quality, but there’s a debate on having an air cleanser versus air purifier. Everyone breathes in that re-circulated air all over again and even in greater contaminated doses. It’s no wonder many people suffer from respiratory and allergy problems in a day’s time. Depending upon your business, you need to carefully select an air cleaner, an air purifier, or both.

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What is the Proper Temperature for a Data Center?

What is the Proper Temperature for a Data Center?

Figuring out the proper temperature for a data center can be a daunting task. Data centers are heavily relied on to keep confidential information safe and secure at all times. Here are some of the problems data centers face when temperatures rise too high, and what you can do to reduce them.

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Energy Efficiency for Your Facility

Energy Efficiency for Your Facility

Energy Efficiency for Your Facility The EPA estimates that the places where we work, shop, play, and learn spend $200 billion annually on electricity and natural gas. In all, this contributes to nearly half of our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. Evaluating your building’s past and current energy

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Does Your Thermostat Need Replacing?

Does Your Thermostat Need Replacing?

Believe it our not, your thermostat could be wasting your company money every month. You need to ask your HVAC company, “Does Your Thermostat Need Replacing?” It could save your business money!

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