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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Is Your HVAC Tape Doing the Job?

Is Your HVAC Tape Doing the Job?

A properly functioning commercial HVAC system makes for a comfortable workplace, but the benefits don’t end there. An efficient HVAC system can lead to healthier employees, less environmental impact, and savings. Every part of a commercial HVAC system is important for functionality, all the way down to the tape used to seal the ductwork. It’s worth taking the time to understand what makes for good HVAC tape. Is your HVAC tape doing the job?

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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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Important HVAC Systems to Check Before Reopening

Important HVAC Systems to Check Before Reopening

As we move into summer, more and more businesses are reopening. This is happening across the country. For this article, we are paying particular focus on Maryland, and Washington D.C. However, as more states are looking to reopen, this applies to any commercial business. As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, people will be returning to work and customers to businesses. So, before you do that, what are the important HVAC systems to check before reopening?

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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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Importance of Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

Importance of Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

Nowadays we spend a lot of time indoors. According to the EPA, it’s actually 90% of our time, on average. Between our jobs and home, indoor air quality is important to our health. That is why at The Severn Group, we know commercial air duct cleaning is a must through Maryland and Washington, D.C. office buildings.

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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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