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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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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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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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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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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Commercial HVAC Prep for Warmer Weather

Commercial HVAC Prep for Warmer Weather

Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner. That means it’s the perfect time to perform some preventative maintenance to get your HVAC system ready for warmer weather. Need a reminder of what springtime HVAC maintenance entails? Here are some commercial HVAC prep tips to get you started.

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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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Go Green with Hydronic Heating Systems

Go Green with Hydronic Heating Systems

Looking for ways to go green? Eco-conscious commercial owners prefer the Hydronic heating system to keep their building comfortable and healthy. Hydronics provide a smart heating alternative to help reduce energy costs and conserve resources when compared to other HVAC systems. If you’re interested in going green, here’s what you need to know about Hydronic heating systems.

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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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