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What is Direct Digital Control Technology?

What is Direct Digital Control Technology?

Direct Digital Control Technology is the control of a building’s conditions through a digital device, typically a computer. It is a system that is commonly aligned with Building Automation Systems. And, it is mainly used in commercial HVAC control and energy management system applications. In a commercial building, Building Automation Systems (BAS) and Direct Digital Control Technology (DDC) work together to provide programmable and precise control of the building’s functions.

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Data Center Preventative Maintenance

Data Center Preventative Maintenance

Costs for data center outages rise minute by minute. And, each minute of unplanned downtime can cost upwards of $9,000. However, you can minimize unscheduled downtime and avoid preventable breakdowns with preventative data maintenance. The objective of preventative maintenance is to establish scheduled inspections that identify defects before they become a significant problem. Data centers that don’t schedule planned preventative data maintenance are at a higher risk of asset failure. Read on for some of the best tools for safe and successful preventative data maintenance.

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Life Expectancy of Commercial HVAC Equipment

Life Expectancy of Commercial HVAC Equipment

While you may take care of maintenance, you might also be considering how long the system will last. When was the last time it was replaced? How many years can you honestly expect to get out of your HVAC system? These questions are something to keep in mind when you own a business. Here’s a look at the factors that play a role in the commercial HVAC equipment lifespan.

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What are Building Automation Systems (BAS)?

What are Building Automation Systems (BAS)?

The term BAS stands for Building Automation Systems. Such a system is installed in a high-performance building during construction. A BAS system allows the building to be more energy efficient. The system will also be used to monitor the structure and ensure all components are working properly. Building Automation Systems also provide data which can be used to show how high-performance buildings work. This helps to see financing offered to companies that want to construct such facilities.

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Plumbing Issues to Take Seriously

Plumbing Issues to Take Seriously

When it comes to commercial properties, there are many areas in which the owner of the building has to take care of. The plumbing system is one area that needs maintenance to ensure proper functioning of the building. From bathroom areas to kitchens, we rely on plumbing systems for everyday use. It is important to be aware of common plumbing issues to make sure that your building operates efficiently and you are not wasting money. 

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Is it Important to Clean Air Ducts?

Is it Important to Clean Air Ducts?

Air ducts serve as a passageway to allow air from the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to transfer to various areas of the home or business facility. Considering that air ducts contribute to the air that we breathe, this system should be appropriately installed and continuously maintained. 

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Data Centers Need More Than Cold Air

Data Centers Need More Than Cold Air

Managing the temperature through compressors or ACs is a very expensive process. Cooling makes up at least 40 percent of your monthly energy consumption, which can quickly eat up your budget. Without HVAC, however, data centers would feel like the Sahara at the height of summer. This is why IT managers are trying to find ways to decrease temperature levels without racking up the electricity costs.

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Net Zero Energy Buildings and HVAC

Net Zero Energy Buildings and HVAC

There is currently a resurgence in the building industry as companies are moving back into the cities, and building codes are becoming more energy efficient driven. Developers are following these codes that encourage less energy use but create more renewable energy on-site.

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HVAC Tips For Pet Owners

HVAC Tips For Pet Owners

Few people think about their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system before they purchase or rescue their pets. However, it is something you should consider for you, your family, and your pet. These are some HVAC tips for pet owners that make living with your pet a much healthier experience.

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Fundamentals of Efficient HVAC Design

Fundamentals of Efficient HVAC Design

When it comes to designing HVAC systems, many manufacturers are switching to energy efficient models and design methods. In fact, many factors go in to designing an efficient HVAC system, and this article will focus on those elements. Read carefully and take into consideration these tips on the fundamentals of efficient HVAC design. Upon reading, you will gain more insight into designing an HVAC system, as well as understand what to look for when purchasing a new HVAC system.

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