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How to Deal with Unique Obstacles and HVAC Needs for Veterinary Clinics

How to Deal with Unique Obstacles and HVAC Needs for Veterinary Clinics

HVAC for veterinary clinics can be tough. Meeting the need for proper heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in animal hospitals is difficult on many levels, especially due to the extra dust, fur, and dander that can make its way through the systems. While commercial HVAC systems, in general, must combat many challenges, veterinary clinic systems are on an entirely different level.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of HVAC

5 Things You Didn't Know About the History of HVAC

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are so commonly used in American commercial buildings, schools, data centers, homes, and other places that you probably don’t notice them unless the setting is too cold or the system breaks. You’ve probably never given much thought to the history of HVAC installations! Whether you notice HVAC systems or not, Americans spend vast sums on them. The Energy Information Administration reported in 2015 that 48 percent of energy consumption was related to heating and cooling costs! Though HVAC systems are everywhere, how much do you know about their history?

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Oil-Free vs. Oil-Flooded Air Compressors – What’s the Difference?

Oil-Free vs. Oil-Flooded Air Compressors - What's the Difference?

Air compressors play important roles in many commercial and industrial systems. There are two main types: oil-free air compressors and oil-flooded air compressors. Both see wide use in a variety of industries, but which is suitable for your application? Is an oil-free air compressor best in every situation?

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What Is an Air Handling Unit and How Does It Work?

What Is an Air Handling Unit and How Does It Work?

Air handling units (AHU) are used in medium- and large-sized industrial or commercial properties to condition and distribute fresh air throughout the building. An AHU is part of the larger HVAC system (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning). The device takes air from the outdoors, cleans and conditions it, and heats or cools it as needed. Read on to learn more.

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You’ve Heard of Smart Homes, But What About Smart HVAC?

You've Heard of Smart Homes, But What About Smart HVAC?

It may come as no surprise to learn that the HVAC system is the largest source of energy use in your building. Wouldn’t it be great to decrease your utility costs without sacrificing the quality of your indoor air?  A smart HVAC system may be the solution. Smart systems are more efficient and can reduce energy use up to 10-15%. With savings like that, you could recoup the cost of installing a smart unit in just a few years.

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Why HVAC Is So Important to Data Centers

Why HVAC Is So Important to Data Centers

Data centers power the internet; they house the number of servers where the internet’s websites and information are stored. These structures help ensure the internet runs, and HVAC systems are crucial to keeping the data centers running. HVAC systems serve an essential function in data centers: they control the air, temperature, and humidity to run the computer servers that power the internet.

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5 Reasons a Service Contract Makes Sense & Saves Money

5 Reasons a Service Contract Makes Sense & Saves Money

As stated by the  CDC, HVAC systems can be a big source of indoor pollutants. Improperly maintained systems can lead to the introduction of microbes into an indoor air system. Improper operation and maintenance of HVAC systems can seriously impact a building’s indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and be the cause of other detrimental issues. A Severn Group service contract is a cost-efficient, convenient way to ensure a building’s HVAC system is properly maintained. The following five reasons explain why a service contract is the right choice.

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Does Your Building Qualify For the EPAct Tax Deduction

Does Your Building Qualify For the EPAct Tax Deduction

Where are the savings? That’s the theme of the building industry in this post-pandemic era. Many raw materials have increased in price, and construction budgets for commercial and residential high-rises are skyrocketing. This makes it more important than ever to know where the those savings are. These savings sometimes come from the least expected places. One of them is the 179D Energy Tax Deduction. This allows tax savings for measures that increase energy efficiency in buildings through the HVAC system. The 179D Energy Tax Deduction is also known as EPAct. It applies to commercial buildings, and multi-family residential buildings that are four stories or higher (above ground). Owners can expense up to $1.80 per square foot of the cost of improvements that increase energy efficiency.

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