10 HVAC Acronyms You Should Know

10 HVAC Acronyms You Should Know

If you’re in the market for a new commercial HVAC unit, you’ve likely come across dozens of HVAC acronyms. Just like any other line of work, the HVAC industry uses hundreds of acronyms. And, sometimes this can make shopping for a new unit confusing. But, have no fear – we’re here to help by decoding 10 common HVAC acronyms.

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Common HVAC Problems Caused by Duct Issues

Common HVAC Problems Caused by Duct Issues

In an HVAC system, the ducts are responsible for delivering and removing air. To demonstrate, stagnant, stale air leaves a home or office through ducts, and fresh, temperature-controlled air comes in through ducts. When there’s a problem with the ductwork, it can spell trouble for the entire HVAC system and for the building. At The Severn Group, our technicians come across a lot of these problems. Here are the most common duct issues and how they can affect your HVAC system.

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Is an RTU HVAC System Right for Your Building?

Is an RTU HVAC System Right for Your Building?

When it’s time to replace or install an HVAC system in your building, there are several options to consider. One of those options is called an RTU HVAC system. It still provides heating and cooling, along with the same air quality benefits as any HVAC system. What makes an RTU system different, however, is its location and setup. Here’s what you need to know about RTU HVAC systems and how to tell if it’s the right choice for you. 

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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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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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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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Reasons Why Your Commercial A/C Needs Replacement

Reasons Why Your Commercial A/C Needs Replacement

A commercial building requires a large HVAC unit or several units to provide comfort. During the hot summer months, temperatures can rise quickly, and over time a commercial A/C unit or HVAC system will require repairs or even replacement. If the unit is older, consider replacing the system to provide better indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and comfort. But how do you know when its time to replace your unit? Read on to learn about the common signs that your commercial A/C is ready for replacement.

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Life Expectancy of Commercial HVAC Equipment

Life Expectancy of Commercial HVAC Equipment

While you may take care of maintenance, you might also be considering how long the system will last. When was the last time it was replaced? How many years can you honestly expect to get out of your HVAC system? These questions are something to keep in mind when you own a business. Here’s a look at the factors that play a role in the commercial HVAC equipment lifespan.

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Data Centers Need More Than Cold Air

Data Centers Need More Than Cold Air

Managing the temperature through compressors or ACs is a very expensive process. Cooling makes up at least 40 percent of your monthly energy consumption, which can quickly eat up your budget. Without HVAC, however, data centers would feel like the Sahara at the height of summer. This is why IT managers are trying to find ways to decrease temperature levels without racking up the electricity costs.

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