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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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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What Hotel HVAC System is Best for Your Business?

What Hotel HVAC System is Best for Your Business?

According to the EPA, heating and cooling systems account for 40%-50% of the energy consumption in the typical hotel room. The type of HVAC system you choose for your hotel rooms will not only affect your energy bills but also contribute significantly to the comfort of your guests.

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How to Maintain School HVAC Systems to Keep Kids Safe

How to Maintain School HVAC Systems to Keep Kids Safe

After being partially or fully closed for the past year, school buildings across the country are opening up full-time for students in all grades. What can your school do to keep kids healthy and safe – not just from COVID-19, but from all manner of airborne germs? It’s all about working with your HVAC system.

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The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

Just as it’s important to clean the dust off surfaces, use hand sanitizer, and disinfect commonly used areas, it’s also important to clean, sanitize, and disinfect a facility’s HVAC system. The question is, which of these methods should you use for your building? They may all be necessary.

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The Importance of Air Quality in the Classroom

The Importance of Air Quality in the Classroom

The Importance of Air Quality in the Classroom As students return to school hallways and education returns to normal, new indoor air quality (IAQ) considerations will apply. In a world of heightened safety concerns, schools will need to take precautions to ensure a healthy indoor climate. IAQ

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HVAC systems present a significant risk of COVID-19 exposure to workers in office buildings. Therefore, in order to protect staff, reduce costs, and improve the indoor climate, it’s time to start planning how to improve your system over the coming year. Here are the top five New Year’s resolutions you should set for your commercial building’s HVAC system.

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Commercial HVAC Systems – Basics You Need To Know

Commercial HVAC Systems - Basics You Need To Know

Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems are what we know. HVAC systems control the temperature, air quality, and humidity in buildings large and small. Yet, not all HVAC systems are the same, especially when it comes to commercial buildings. That is why we want to talk about the basics. Things you need to know to help you understand the complexity behind commercial HVAC systems. While it might seem as simple as keeping the indoors cool in the summer and warm in the winter, there is so much more to it. So, let’s talk about understanding commercial buildings’ HVAC systems.

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The Importance of Ventilation in Health Care Facilities

The Importance of Ventilation in Health Care Facilities

In a crucial time of medical uncertainty, HVAC systems have a big job to do. They help to maintain the health and safety of patients and employees in health care facilities. Ventilation systems help to reduce the spread of airborne contaminants and keep the indoor air quality (IAQ) safe. All in all, this helps to protect the health of more vulnerable populations, such as immunocompromised and elderly people. Continue on to learn more about the essential components of ventilation in health care facilities.

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