The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

Just as it’s important to clean the dust off surfaces, use hand sanitizer, and disinfect commonly used areas, it’s also important to clean, sanitize, and disinfect a facility’s HVAC system. The question is, which of these methods should you use for your building? They may all be necessary.

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Is Your HVAC Tape Doing the Job?

Is Your HVAC Tape Doing the Job?

A properly functioning commercial HVAC system makes for a comfortable workplace, but the benefits don’t end there. An efficient HVAC system can lead to healthier employees, less environmental impact, and savings. Every part of a commercial HVAC system is important for functionality, all the way down to the tape used to seal the ductwork. It’s worth taking the time to understand what makes for good HVAC tape. Is your HVAC tape doing the job?

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HVAC Forums You Need to Read as a Technician

HVAC Forums You Need to Read as a Technician

It’s zero degrees—and the heat just went out. Suddenly, workers are contending with freezing temperatures while trying to do their jobs. For the HVAC professional who has experienced this situation, they understand that the job cannot be finished fast enough. That is why we have put together some of our favorite HVAC forums. These help technicians stay on top of their game. And are a great resource for troubleshooting those not-so-common issues.

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How to Prevent Commercial Boiler Issues

How to Prevent Commercial Boiler Issues

How to Prevent Commercial Boiler Issues Providing employees with a comfortable indoor climate boosts productivity and helps improve their wellbeing while at work. A commercial boiler provides everyone (regardless if they work in the executive offices or basement copy room) with comfortable temperatures, especially during colder months.

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How to Improve Your Building’s HVAC Efficiency

How to Improve Your Building’s HVAC Efficiency

Energy remains one of the major overheads for commercial properties and buildings. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in 2019, space heating accounted for about 38% of delivered energy in the building sector. Therefore, regularly reviewing your building’s HVAC efficiency can help save on costs and reduce operational overhead. Not to mention, investing in energy-efficient HVAC will also help fight climate change, create a sustainable future, and improve the building’s IAQ.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HVAC systems present a significant risk of COVID-19 exposure to workers in office buildings. Therefore, in order to protect staff, reduce costs, and improve the indoor climate, it’s time to start planning how to improve your system over the coming year. Here are the top five New Year’s resolutions you should set for your commercial building’s HVAC system.

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What is the Best HVAC Maintenance List for My Building?

What is the Best HVAC Maintenance List for My Building?

‘Tis the season for fall and winter maintenance checklists galore. However, not all buildings are created equal, so should all HVAC maintenance lists be? Not really. While there are some commonalities across most commercial buildings, they can vary. So, that begs the question, what is the best HVAC maintenance list for your building? We have talked about typical fall maintenance but now, let’s break it down by building type and what could change.

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Important HVAC Systems to Check Before Reopening

Important HVAC Systems to Check Before Reopening

As we move into summer, more and more businesses are reopening. This is happening across the country. For this article, we are paying particular focus on Maryland, and Washington D.C. However, as more states are looking to reopen, this applies to any commercial business. As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, people will be returning to work and customers to businesses. So, before you do that, what are the important HVAC systems to check before reopening?

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How to Make Your Home Office Energy Efficient

How to Make Your Home Office Energy Efficient

When The Severn Group first started, we were experts in residential HVAC services. As we grew, we saw the need for better HVAC for large facilities, from hospitals to office buildings  – and everything in between. While residential and commercial HVAC is very different, the basics of HVAC remain the same. One of the fundamental aspects of HVAC systems is making sure they are energy efficient. Business owners and homeowners alike don’t want to spend more than they need on heating and cooling their space. And now, with a large part of the workforce working from home, we wanted to speak to homeowners on how you can make your home office energy efficient. Well, not just your home office, but also general tips to make sure your whole house is working the way it should.

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