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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How to Tell Your Air Conditioner Has Mold

How to Tell Your Air Conditioner Has Mold

It’s essential to know the air conditioning in your building ties directly to its air quality. Discovering mold in ACs can be concerning for facility managers. When mold is left to spread, it can create serious health problems for your employees or clients. If you’ve found mold in your air conditioner, it’s essential to act quickly. Here are how an expert deciphers whether air conditioners have mold.

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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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How to Watch Out for Common HVAC Building Maintenance Problems

How to Watch Out for Common HVAC Building Maintenance Problems

The best way to avoid HVAC building maintenance problems is to schedule a seasonal inspection and tune-up. This type of routine service will help keep your commercial system running efficiently all year round. It will also give the HVAC technician an opportunity to identify problems earlier, which will make it easier to conduct repairs. It’s also important to keep aware of developing problems. Here are a few common commercial HVAC issues to look for throughout the year.

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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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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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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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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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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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