More Plumbing Can Mean More Problems — Why You Need Commercial Plumbing Services

More Plumbing Can Mean More Problems — Why You Need Commercial Plumbing Services

Businesses pay a lot of attention to their work and cash flows. But what about the flow of water in and out of the business itself? The bigger the building, the more likely you are to face problems with an outdated or overworked plumbing system. But any building manager can benefit from having access to commercial plumbing services. Here are five ways a commercial plumber can help.

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Best Ways to Reduce HVAC Noise in an Open Office Space

Best Ways to Reduce HVAC Noise in an Open Office Space

Office distractions are terrible for productivity. While open office spaces are great for promoting employee comradery and cubicles still offer some modicum of privacy, they also allow for plenty of noise to disturb important work. HVAC noise might seem trivial, but it’s one of the more distracting and troublesome sounds that can plague a workspace and should therefore be taken seriously. So what can you do to reduce HVAC noise?

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Comprehensive Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Your Business

Comprehensive Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Your Business

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By making and following an HVAC maintenance checklist, you can extend the life of your system. It’s a simple yet essential task that will head off expensive repairs and replacements. Before you perform your fall HVAC maintenance, prepare your list so you don’t miss any critical tasks.

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2023 DOE Efficiency Standards — What You Need to Know

2023 DOE Efficiency Standards — What You Need to Know

The United States Department of Energy has a multitude of different responsibilities, but the organization’s primary responsibilities involve managing the nation’s nuclear infrastructure. As ONE of its many responsibilities, the DOE also creates efficiency standards for HVAC equipment. The newest set of standards, 2023 DOE Efficiency Standards, become effective January 1, 2023. These 2023 DOE Efficiency Standards are based on research conducted by independent entities. The DOE and other organizations provide these researchers with funding so that they can explore ways to optimize energy consumption. DOE standards primarily apply to HVAC equipment manufacturers and installers. However, they can also impact your business in several ways. By voluntarily adhering to these standards, you can save money and improve energy efficiency. Additionally, you may be able to access tax credits by designing a system that complies with 2023 standards. Join us as we examine the latest set of 2023 DOE standards and what they mean for your business.

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What is the Most Efficient Restaurant HVAC System?

What is the Most Efficient Restaurant HVAC System?

Restaurants consume significantly more electricity than many other types of businesses. According to recent data, restaurants use about 38 kilowatt-hours (kWH) per square foot of enclosed space. The majority of energy use is linked to processes such as Heating water, Refrigeration, Cooking, or Cooling and heating the building. Having a higher-than-average utility bill comes with the territory of owning a restaurant. The good news is that there are ways that you can reduce your establishment’s electric consumption and your monthly utility bill. One of the best tactics involves upgrading to an efficient HVAC system. On that note, join us as we outline what is the most efficient HVAC system for restaurants. If your system is wasting energy or you are simply ready for an upgrade, this guide’s for you.

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How to Tell if Your HVAC System is Wasting Energy

How to Tell if Your HVAC System is Wasting Energy

Your building’s HVAC system and its energy use represent a significant cost to your business. If your system wastes energy, that’s money down the drain. The International Energy Agency says that AC alone accounts for 20% of electricity use in buildings today and that we need to improve that value in the future. There are many potential causes of energy inefficiency in HVAC systems. You can watch for these signs to determine whether your HVAC system is wasting energy and take action to improve it.

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Signs Your Commercial HVAC System Is Failing

Signs Your Commercial HVAC System Is Failing

Keeping your commercial HVAC system in working order provides a wide range of benefits. The Department of Energy highlights the need for a proper HVAC system to conserve energy and ensure air quality. You can watch for these signs to tell when you’re dealing with a failing HVAC system.

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The Benefits of Having Proper HVAC Diagrams

The Benefits of Having Proper HVAC Diagrams

Clear instructions eliminate mistakes. When purchasing products that require assembly, you benefit from manufacturers that include directions. They outline the order of operations, what tools you’ll need, and show what the finished product should look like. HVAC diagrams are no different. Building blueprints are necessary for contractors performing renovations, and wiring schematics tell electricians where their wires run. You need accurate HVAC diagrams for the proper design and maintenance of your HVAC systems.

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Why Is My Office So Humid?

Why Is My Office So Humid?

When the Maryland summer starts, heat and humidity should be at the forefront of a building manager’s mind. Managers will often consider the heat but underestimate the humidity. Even without high temperatures, moisture-rich air can negatively affect the workplace. Humidity can cause workers to feel tired and make it hard to breathe, quickly weakening morale. How do offices end up with high humidity?

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