Workplace Thermostat Science

Workplace Thermostat Science

Room temperature is always a hot topic in the office. No matter what you set the workplace thermostat to, it can seem impossible to please everyone. Someone is always too hot or too cold. Even so, it’s very important to get it right, because research shows that temperature has serious effects on work performance. Turns out, it’s far more than just a comfort issue. So, what is the optimal workplace temperature? Let’s dive into the science to find out.

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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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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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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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The Best Temperature for Retail Stores

The Best Temperature for Retail Stores

If you’re a property manager or facility operator in the retail sector, you know this predicament all too well. But, there’s actually an ideal temperature for retail stores that are neither too hot nor too cold, but just right. While there’s no magical thermostat setting that lets you set it and forget it, there are a few ways you can achieve an ideal temperature in your retail store. Here’s how.

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Cooling Tower Cleaning and Legionnaires’ Disease

Cooling Tower Cleaning and Legionnaires' Disease

Cooling towers can be breeding grounds for Legionella, the bacterium responsible for causing Legionnaires’ disease. As a facility manager or operator, it’s your responsibility to ensure that regular maintenance helps to control Legionella growth and keep your workers and patrons out of harm’s way. Below, you will learn everything you need to know about this serious disease and how you can prevent Legionella in your cooling towers with proper cooling tower cleaning procedures.

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Summer HVAC Tips for Your Office

Summer HVAC Tips for Your Office

When you run a business and have a commercial HVAC system, it can be hard to keep things cool during the summer. The heat is naturally going to seep in. It’s important to make sure that your HVAC system is working properly so that your employees and customers are comfortable. Read on for some summer HVAC tips that can help prepare you for the warmer weather.

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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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