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The Severn Group for Preventative Maintenance

The Severn Group for Preventative Maintenance

Do you need someone to perform routine maintenance on your commercial HVAC system? Or, are you looking for guidance in choosing the right contractor? We’re here to make your decision easy. Here are the top ten reasons to choose The Severn Group for preventative maintenance.

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Indoor Pool Humidity Issues for Hotels

Indoor Pool Humidity Issues for Hotels

Indoor hotel pool rooms present a unique challenge when it comes to HVAC solutions because of all the water that evaporates from the pool. Condensation – which happens when your indoor pool humidity levels are too high – is a big problem. And, not just for the pool itself, but for the building materials and indoor environment as well. To help ensure you get the most out of your hotel’s indoor pool, you need to get the dampness under control. Here are some issues that can occur from excessive indoor pool humidity and how to solve them. 

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The Best Temperature for Retail Stores

The Best Temperature for Retail Stores

If you’re a property manager or facility operator in the retail sector, you know this predicament all too well. But, there’s actually an ideal temperature for retail stores that are neither too hot nor too cold, but just right. While there’s no magical thermostat setting that lets you set it and forget it, there are a few ways you can achieve an ideal temperature in your retail store. Here’s how.

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7 Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Commercial HVAC System

7 Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Commercial HVAC System

As the weather starts to turn colder, it’s a great time to start preparing your HVAC system for fall. Your HVAC system needs to be in top condition to keep your building warm throughout the season and into winter. So, set aside some time to inspect the heating-specific systems and check that everything is running efficiently. Follow these fall maintenance tips to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the upcoming months.

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Do Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems Work for Commercial Buildings?

Do Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems Work for Commercial Buildings?

Many homeowners are switching to ductless heating and cooling systems in favor of the traditional HVAC. But, they’re not the only ones. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that more and more commercial buildings are going ductless, too. In fact, ductless heating and cooling systems have been used in commercial buildings for several decades now.

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5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Your Office

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Your Office

A safe, comfortable work environment is important for employee satisfaction. Considering this, you wouldn’t want employees to use broken equipment or have to sit under a leaky ceiling. And, the same goes for air quality. If your office has poor indoor air quality (IAQ), the employees’ health, productivity and overall comfort will be affected. Here are five things you can do to improve indoor air quality in your office building.

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The Right Office Humidity for Your Building

The Right Office Humidity for Your Building

Office humidity is extremely important for every building. If it’s too high or too low, it can affect your health, the building materials, the equipment and more. According to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), uncontrolled humidity levels are one of the main factors for poor indoor air quality (IAQ). So, what is the right humidity level? 

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How Your HVAC System Size Affects Efficiency

How Your HVAC System Size Affects Efficiency

For your commercial HVAC system to run at peak efficiency, it needs to be sized just right for your facility. If not, you could face issues, like higher energy bills or temperature fluctuations. Here’s why HVAC system size impacts efficiency and what goes into calculating the size of your HVAC unit.

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Can You Use a Natural Ventilation System?

Can You Use a Natural Ventilation System?

Ventilation refers to the circulation and exchange of air as a means of purification. In today’s commercial and industrial buildings, ventilation is essential to diluting and removing pollutants. Throughout history, civilizations have harnessed the power of the wind to ventilate indoor spaces. Think of the Roman atrium or the Persian wind catcher. Over the years, mechanical ventilation systems became the standard in industrial buildings. However, in an effort to reduce hydrocarbon emissions, an increasing number of facilities are returning to a natural ventilation system. Here’s what you need to know.

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