2023 DOE Efficiency Standards — What You Need to Know

2023 DOE Efficiency Standards — What You Need to Know

The United States Department of Energy has a multitude of different responsibilities, but the organization’s primary responsibilities involve managing the nation’s nuclear infrastructure. As ONE of its many responsibilities, the DOE also creates efficiency standards for HVAC equipment. The newest set of standards, 2023 DOE Efficiency Standards, become effective January 1, 2023. These 2023 DOE Efficiency Standards are based on research conducted by independent entities. The DOE and other organizations provide these researchers with funding so that they can explore ways to optimize energy consumption. DOE standards primarily apply to HVAC equipment manufacturers and installers. However, they can also impact your business in several ways. By voluntarily adhering to these standards, you can save money and improve energy efficiency. Additionally, you may be able to access tax credits by designing a system that complies with 2023 standards. Join us as we examine the latest set of 2023 DOE standards and what they mean for your business.

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What is the Most Efficient Restaurant HVAC System?

What is the Most Efficient Restaurant HVAC System?

Restaurants consume significantly more electricity than many other types of businesses. According to recent data, restaurants use about 38 kilowatt-hours (kWH) per square foot of enclosed space. The majority of energy use is linked to processes such as Heating water, Refrigeration, Cooking, or Cooling and heating the building. Having a higher-than-average utility bill comes with the territory of owning a restaurant. The good news is that there are ways that you can reduce your establishment’s electric consumption and your monthly utility bill. One of the best tactics involves upgrading to an efficient HVAC system. On that note, join us as we outline what is the most efficient HVAC system for restaurants. If your system is wasting energy or you are simply ready for an upgrade, this guide’s for you.

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How to Tell if Your HVAC System is Wasting Energy

How to Tell if Your HVAC System is Wasting Energy

Your building’s HVAC system and its energy use represent a significant cost to your business. If your system wastes energy, that’s money down the drain. The International Energy Agency says that AC alone accounts for 20% of electricity use in buildings today and that we need to improve that value in the future. There are many potential causes of energy inefficiency in HVAC systems. You can watch for these signs to determine whether your HVAC system is wasting energy and take action to improve it.

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Signs Your Commercial HVAC System Is Failing

Signs Your Commercial HVAC System Is Failing

Keeping your commercial HVAC system in working order provides a wide range of benefits. The Department of Energy highlights the need for a proper HVAC system to conserve energy and ensure air quality. You can watch for these signs to tell when you’re dealing with a failing HVAC system.

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Tips for Keeping Your HVAC Technicians Safe in the Hot Summer

Tips for Keeping Your HVAC Technicians Safe in the Hot Summer

HVAC technicians are tasked with an essential duty: keeping properties and buildings at safe and comfortable temperatures. But their line of work could land them in situations where they endure the summer heat for hours — and it’s up to facility managers to ensure the proper working conditions for technicians who come on-site. Here are some practical tips you can bear in mind for optimal HVAC technician safety while on the job and use to ensure that your facility is a welcoming environment for the team that services your HVAC equipment.

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The Benefits of Having Proper HVAC Diagrams

The Benefits of Having Proper HVAC Diagrams

Clear instructions eliminate mistakes. When purchasing products that require assembly, you benefit from manufacturers that include directions. They outline the order of operations, what tools you’ll need, and show what the finished product should look like. HVAC diagrams are no different. Building blueprints are necessary for contractors performing renovations, and wiring schematics tell electricians where their wires run. You need accurate HVAC diagrams for the proper design and maintenance of your HVAC systems.

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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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Why Do We Only Focus on Commercial HVAC & Not Residential?

Why Do We Only Focus on Commercial HVAC & Not Residential?

As a commercial HVAC contractor, we focus solely on servicing the heating and cooling systems for businesses and industrial businesses. This allows us to ensure each of our technicians has the specialized experience and skills necessary to work with larger cooling systems. Read on to discover some of the reasons we focus on commercial HVAC equipment.

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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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Designing a Commercial HVAC System from the Ground Up

Designing a Commercial HVAC System from the Ground Up

Commercial HVAC systems account for as much as 39% of energy use in commercial buildings throughout the country. That number, 39%, represents an opportunity to save money while maintaining comfort and operational efficiency. By designing a commercial HVAC system correctly from the start, you will have the best chance at saving on operational costs without taking shortcuts. 

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