Most Common Commercial HVAC Problems

Most Common Commercial HVAC Problems

At The Severn Group, we see a lot of commercial HVAC problems. Businesses all throughout Maryland and the Washington metro areas call on us to maintain and service their systems. As such, our team has seen it all, from the minor problems to the major ones. Here are some of the most common issues that facility and operations managers may run into. 

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4 Myths About Commercial HVAC

4 Myths About Commercial HVAC

No one likes to be misinformed, especially when it comes to heating and cooling your building. And, before you can properly maintain your company’s HVAC system, you have to know what not to do. So, to help separate fact from fiction, here are 4 myths about commercial HVAC systems to be aware of.  

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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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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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What is an HVAC Economizer?

What is an HVAC Economizer?

If you are interested in generating energy savings in the home, an HVAC economizer may be the way to go. For most homeowners, saving energy is a necessity and upgrading your HVAC system is a great way to see a significant change in overall energy usage. Read on to learn more about the benefits of an HVAC economizer, as well as how it works and where it can be installed.

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Airtight Buildings and Energy Performance

Airtight Buildings and Energy Performance

When constructing new buildings today, companies are opting for an airtight facility. Airtight buildings have the ability to increase energy performance and at the same time, lower the facility’s carbon footprint. Before constructing an airtight building, or upgrading a commercial property, it is important to review certain factors. Below is a short guide on airtight buildings and energy performance, providing insight into the pros and cons of sealing a property.

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Air Distribution in Buildings

Air Distribution in Buildings

In heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) there are systems that cool and heat forced air. Forced air is a central heating system that uses air as its medium to transfer heat. This system relies on vents, duct work, and plenums for building air distribution that is separate from actual cooling or heating systems.

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Cleaning Your HVAC Unit from Bird Droppings

Cleaning Your HVAC Unit from Bird Droppings

One of the main problems with an HVAC system exposed to natural elements is their susceptibility to the inconveniences of getting bird droppings. Aside from being contaminants, bird droppings are an unpleasant and unsightly mess that accumulates over time. Bird droppings can be responsible for keeping your unit from functioning properly and can be the source of undesirable high ammonia content freely entering the ventilation system. Here are some requirements and guidelines for cleaning your HVAC unit from bird droppings.

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