Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HFCs and the Rise of A2L Refrigerants

Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HFCs and the Rise of A2L Refrigerants

Looking for alternatives to HFCs? You’re not alone. A2L refrigerants are growing in popularity around the world.
In 1987, a coalition of nations signed a treaty known as the Montreal Protocol. This agreement led to the banning of refrigerants responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer. Throughout the 1990s, ozone-harming chemicals were phased out in favor of a new chemical: hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. While HFCs helped heal the hole in the ozone layer, they have terrible side effects — scientists have discovered that HFCs contribute thousands of times more to global warming than CO2.

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Comprehensive Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Your Business

Comprehensive Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Your Business

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By making and following an HVAC maintenance checklist, you can extend the life of your system. It’s a simple yet essential task that will head off expensive repairs and replacements. Before you perform your fall HVAC maintenance, prepare your list so you don’t miss any critical tasks.

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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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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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Simple Guidelines to Help You Choose the Best HVAC Contractor

Simple Guidelines to Help You Choose the Best HVAC Contractor

When your property’s heating or cooling system breaks down, you’ll need a reliable HVAC contractor to fix the issue immediately. HVAC failures and inefficiencies can be detrimental to your commercial property. For example, an AC breakdown during a hot summer day means that your tenants will face uncomfortable temperatures. Furthermore, energy inefficiencies in your HVAC system mean that your monthly utility bills will be higher than usual. Fortunately, many trustworthy HVAC contractors are available around the clock to find the source problem in your HVAC system and offer the best solution. However, not every local HVAC team will provide quality services. Given this concern, let’s discuss how to find the best HVAC experts for your commercial property.

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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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The Importance of Air Quality in the Classroom

The Importance of Air Quality in the Classroom

The Importance of Air Quality in the Classroom As students return to school hallways and education returns to normal, new indoor air quality (IAQ) considerations will apply. In a world of heightened safety concerns, schools will need to take precautions to ensure a healthy indoor climate. IAQ

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HVAC Forums You Need to Read as a Technician

HVAC Forums You Need to Read as a Technician

It’s zero degrees—and the heat just went out. Suddenly, workers are contending with freezing temperatures while trying to do their jobs. For the HVAC professional who has experienced this situation, they understand that the job cannot be finished fast enough. That is why we have put together some of our favorite HVAC forums. These help technicians stay on top of their game. And are a great resource for troubleshooting those not-so-common issues.

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