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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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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How to Choose the Best Commercial HVAC System for Your Business

How to Choose the Best Commercial HVAC System for Your Business

Buying a new commercial HVAC system is one of the most important purchases you can make for your business. It’s your responsibility to choose an HVAC system that provides seamless comfort for clients, customers, and employees. However, choosing the right commercial HVAC system can be overwhelming with the number of choices to pick from. For this reason, you must understand what factors to consider when looking for a new HVAC system.

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Are You Making Your Indoor Air Quality Worse? 3 Factors People Don’t Think About

Are You Making Your Indoor Air Quality Worse? 3 Factors People Don't Think About

Traveling by airplane, driving your car, or engaging in a recreational pursuit can expose you to varying degrees of environmental pollution. While it might be hard to avoid flying or driving, indoor air pollution is one risk you can avoid altogether. Poor indoor air quality has become increasingly concerning, especially over two decades. Growing scientific evidence suggests that indoor air can harbor more contaminants than outdoor air, even in industrial zones. Further, research studies indicate that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors.

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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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How to Make Your Data Center Better & More Energy-Efficient

How to Make Your Data Center Better & More Energy-Efficient

Data centers represent some of the largest individual electricity users globally, accounting for roughly 3% of all consumption. That number continues to grow year over year. As such, every data center has a responsibility to be as efficient as possible. Much of that efficiency is going to come down to effective data center HVAC design.

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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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