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Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance

Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance

Your heating and cooling system may not be the most glamorous part of your building, but when it stops working, it’s definitely the most important! Annual air conditioner maintenance can ensure that you don’t have big, expensive emergency repairs when the temperatures soar. There are four key reasons you should never skip your commercial annual air conditioner maintenance.

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The Pros and Cons of Rooftop Units

The Pros and Cons of Rooftop Units

Due to their size, commercial buildings require a more extensive HVAC system than residential homes. Some commercial structures have their HVAC systems on the side or back of the building. Others take advantage of large rooftop spaces by using rooftop units, commonly referred to as RTUs. This can give property owners more valuable ground-level real estate for parking or landscaping features.

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Simple Guidelines to Help You Choose the Best HVAC Contractor

Simple Guidelines to Help You Choose the Best HVAC Contractor

When your property’s heating or cooling system breaks down, you’ll need a reliable HVAC contractor to fix the issue immediately. HVAC failures and inefficiencies can be detrimental to your commercial property. For example, an AC breakdown during a hot summer day means that your tenants will face uncomfortable temperatures. Furthermore, energy inefficiencies in your HVAC system mean that your monthly utility bills will be higher than usual. Fortunately, many trustworthy HVAC contractors are available around the clock to find the source problem in your HVAC system and offer the best solution. However, not every local HVAC team will provide quality services. Given this concern, let’s discuss how to find the best HVAC experts for your commercial property.

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Your Duct Size Does Matter (and Material Too) in Commercial HVAC

Your Duct Size Does Matter (and Material Too) in Commercial HVAC

Anyone who owns a commercial building knows that ductwork is an integral part of the property’s operations. In order to operate at maximum efficiency, your HVAC ductwork needs to be designed, sized, and installed correctly. Proper duct size is all too often an overlooked feature of commercial HVAC systems. The role that duct sizing and material play in maintaining a safe, comfortable environment should not be underestimated. Having the right size and material for your ducts will maintain comfortable conditions, improve indoor air quality, minimize energy losses, and lower your heating and cooling bills, as well.

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How to Choose the Best Commercial HVAC System for Your Business

How to Choose the Best Commercial HVAC System for Your Business

Buying a new commercial HVAC system is one of the most important purchases you can make for your business. It’s your responsibility to choose an HVAC system that provides seamless comfort for clients, customers, and employees. However, choosing the right commercial HVAC system can be overwhelming with the number of choices to pick from. For this reason, you must understand what factors to consider when looking for a new HVAC system.

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Are You Making Your Indoor Air Quality Worse? 3 Factors People Don’t Think About

Are You Making Your Indoor Air Quality Worse? 3 Factors People Don't Think About

Traveling by airplane, driving your car, or engaging in a recreational pursuit can expose you to varying degrees of environmental pollution. While it might be hard to avoid flying or driving, indoor air pollution is one risk you can avoid altogether. Poor indoor air quality has become increasingly concerning, especially over two decades. Growing scientific evidence suggests that indoor air can harbor more contaminants than outdoor air, even in industrial zones. Further, research studies indicate that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors.

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How Hospital HVAC Systems Help to Save Lives

How Hospital HVAC Systems Help to Save Lives

Hospitals are high-sensitivity spaces that require a delicate balance of factors to maintain the health and comfort of patients. Because hospitals are such high-traffic areas, the most important thing is making sure that every room stays as clean as possible. Hospital HVAC systems are integral to preserving this balance. Every room is connected via the building’s HVAC system. That means every patient potentially shares the same air. Without specifically designed hospital HVAC systems, this would present a massive challenge. How do you keep the air clean for every patient when they all share the same air? The answer comes down to competent system design.

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Designing a Commercial HVAC System from the Ground Up

Designing a Commercial HVAC System from the Ground Up

Commercial HVAC systems account for as much as 39% of energy use in commercial buildings throughout the country. That number, 39%, represents an opportunity to save money while maintaining comfort and operational efficiency. By designing a commercial HVAC system correctly from the start, you will have the best chance at saving on operational costs without taking shortcuts. 

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Why Is Regular HVAC Maintenance for Commercial Properties so Important?

Why Is Regular HVAC Maintenance for Commercial Properties so Important?

Regular HVAC maintenance in your commercial building is a responsibility you owe to your tenants and employees, but you owe it to yourself, as well. In fact, properly maintained systems can provide up to 25 years of dependable performance. Commercial-grade HVAC equipment such as air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers are very expensive to replace. On the other hand, regular preventative maintenance is relatively inexpensive. From reducing utility costs to improving your air quality, professional HVAC maintenance is financially advantageous and time-saving.

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How to Make Your Data Center Better & More Energy-Efficient

How to Make Your Data Center Better & More Energy-Efficient

Data centers represent some of the largest individual electricity users globally, accounting for roughly 3% of all consumption. That number continues to grow year over year. As such, every data center has a responsibility to be as efficient as possible. Much of that efficiency is going to come down to effective data center HVAC design.

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