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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How to Make Your Home Office Energy Efficient

How to Make Your Home Office Energy Efficient

When The Severn Group first started, we were experts in residential HVAC services. As we grew, we saw the need for better HVAC for large facilities, from hospitals to office buildings  – and everything in between. While residential and commercial HVAC is very different, the basics of HVAC remain the same. One of the fundamental aspects of HVAC systems is making sure they are energy efficient. Business owners and homeowners alike don’t want to spend more than they need on heating and cooling their space. And now, with a large part of the workforce working from home, we wanted to speak to homeowners on how you can make your home office energy efficient. Well, not just your home office, but also general tips to make sure your whole house is working the way it should.

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What You Need to Know About Water-Cooled Chillers

What You Need to Know About Water-Cooled Chillers

Chillers use up about 20% of the total power generated in the country. What’s more, they can increase up to 30% additional energy usage of a building due to operational inefficiencies. This costs companies and building facilities billions yearly. Today, commercial buildings install efficient HVAC systems with an aim to improve a building’s sustainability and performance. Which brings us to water-cooled chillers, an essential HVAC component for a wide variety of commercial facilities. Continue on to learn more about water-cooled chillers, and find out if it’s the right choice for your facility. 

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What is Better: Heat Pump or Air Conditioner?

What is Better: Heat Pump or Air Conditioner?

When choosing an HVAC system for your business or facility, you have plenty of options. If you’re deciding between a heat pump or an air conditioner, there are a few things to consider. Both use compressed refrigerants to collect heat from your indoor space and transfer it outside. However, which system is more beneficial to your specific building? To find out, it’s important to know the difference between the two.

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Primary Components of HVAC Design You Need to Know

Primary Components of HVAC Design You Need to Know

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy, HVAC systems are the largest users of energy in commercial buildings. That being said, the cost of running your building’s HVAC system will be among your greatest expenses, so it’s important to carefully select the components of your HVAC design.

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What Are the Benefits of Ceiling Fans?

What Are the Benefits of Ceiling Fans?

Around since the late 1880s, ceiling fans have become a staple in U.S households. It was one way to make rooms more comfortable. They lost a bit of popularity in the 50s as airconditioning came to our homes. However, in the 1970s during the energy crisis, they made a comeback. To this day, they still remain in demand and a common household fixture. Yet, with technology today, what are the benefits of ceiling fans? Do we actually need them? Read on to find out.

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Designing HVAC Systems to Meet Industry Standards

Designing HVAC Systems to Meet Industry Standards

Depending on the size of the building, it’s not just as simple as having your basic components. Incorporating HVAC equipment in conjunction with a commercial building’s design can have a big impact on energy savings. For this article, we not only want to discuss designing HVAC systems to meet industry standards but also to make them resource and energy-efficient.

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How Does a Chiller Work?

How Does a Chiller Work?

Chillers do exactly what the name says – cool things down. In fact, chillers are necessary across a wide range of applications. But, how does a chiller work? In short, they prevent overheating and keep products cool to avoid harm to your machinery and bottom line. Here, we’ve broken down the elements of chillers and how they work.

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VAV vs VVT HVAC Systems

VAV vs VVT HVAC Systems

Trying to decide which air zone HVAC system is right for you? There are two types to consider: VAV (variable air volume) and VVT (variable volume and temperature) HVAC systems. Overall, both systems help you cut back on utility costs compared to CAV (constant air volume) systems of years past. However, there are a few key differences that could sway your decision. To help you get a better idea, we’ve compared VAV vs VVT systems.

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HVAC Systems in Healthcare Facilities

HVAC Systems in Healthcare Facilities

In most cases, commercial HVAC systems simply provide comfort. However, healthcare facilities demand much more out of their HVAC. In fact, modern hospitals can’t function without a working HVAC system. Why? Because they help keep doctors and patients healthy and safe. Therefore, it’s very important to have a team of HVAC professionals who understand the unique needs of a hospital. And, this is not something every commercial HVAC contractor is familiar with.

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