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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Is a Rooftop System Best for Your Building?

Is a Rooftop System Best for Your Building?

Many large commercial buildings use rooftop systems, also called packaged HVAC systems. While common, not all smaller commercial buildings use them. Some still use split systems, which tend to be more common with residential buildings. Essentially the difference between split systems and a rooftop system is in the name. Half the unit is inside, half of it is outside. Packaged systems are all in one unit. In commercial buildings, they are referred to as rooftop systems because that is typically where you find them.

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Commercial vs. Residential HVAC – What is the Difference?

Commercial vs. Residential HVAC - What is the Difference?

While commercial and residential HVAC systems primarily serve the same purpose of heating, cooling, and ventilation there are some major differences too. Here at The Severn Group, we specialize in commercial HVAC. So, we know first hand just how unique these two systems can be in terms of size, location, and manufacturing.

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5 Important Things to Know About Air Handlers

5 Important Things to Know About Air Handlers

Air handlers work with an air conditioning unit and/or heat pump to circulate air. They help make the system more energy-efficient and generally come in a large rooftop unit. Although, there are different areas in which you may find an air handling unit. It contains a blower, filter racks, cooling or heating elements, dampers, and sound attenuators. Air handlers also connect to the building’s ductwork ventilation system. There are a lot of misconceptions and basic information you need to know about an air handler. Here are the top five important things to know.

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How Chilled Beam Technology is Growing in the U.S.

How Chilled Beam Technology is Growing in the U.S.

In 2015, chilled beam technology was projected to grow nearly double by 2020. Now projections are showing the U.S. will contribute around 28% in chilled beam system demands by 2026. This is largely due to energy efficiency regulations in North America. Currently building energy consumption is about 40% of the total energy consumption in the U.S. As a push toward lower carbon emissions continues to grow, it stands to reason so will technologies that reduce energy consumption. Chilled beams offer major benefits in energy efficiency.

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Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a frequently overlooked factor in employee health and well-being. And, unfortunately, poor air quality is seldom recognized until people begin showing obvious health-related symptoms. As such, determining the cause of harmful air quality is difficult because there may be a host of problems occurring. Thankfully, a certified HVAC professional can help you improve indoor air quality in your building before it’s too late. 

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This Year’s HVAC Trends Explained

This Year’s HVAC Trends Explained

When it comes to HVAC, the goal is to achieve maximum comfort and increase energy efficiency levels with smart and eco-friendly technology. Each year, building and commercial property owners are seeing their HVAC needs evolve. That’s why it’s important to stay up to date with the latest HVAC trends to ensure you are getting the very best service.

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What You Need to Know About Packaged HVAC Systems

What You Need to Know About Packaged HVAC Systems

One common challenge that commercial properties face is proper air control, which can be solved by packaged HVAC systems. But, what’s the best way for facility managers to heat and cool a building? First, they need to consider all the HVAC systems that are available and which fits the property’s needs. For example, packaged HVAC systems are best for commercial spaces. They offer energy savings, easy maintenance, and a quieter building. Read more to learn more.

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Geothermal Systems – What You Need to Know

Geothermal Systems – What You Need to Know

Geothermal systems work similarly to other HVAC structures. However, there is one major difference. Geothermal systems use the ground rather than air to absorb or release heat. So, if you are considering installing a geothermal heat pump (GHP) system for your facility or business, pay close attention. Here are five things you need to know about geothermal systems. 

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How Unique Buildings Are Conquering Climate Control

How Unique Buildings Are Conquering Climate Control

As the world develops and grows, so does the need for proper climate control for commercial HVAC systems. New, original architectures pop up seemingly overnight, and with them comes another huge challenge. So, how are people supposed to manage climate control in uniquely-shaped and wholly different buildings, the likes of which they’ve never seen before?

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