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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4 Myths About Commercial HVAC

4 Myths About Commercial HVAC

No one likes to be misinformed, especially when it comes to heating and cooling your building. And, before you can properly maintain your company’s HVAC system, you have to know what not to do. So, to help separate fact from fiction, here are 4 myths about commercial HVAC systems to be aware of.  

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The Severn Group for Preventative Maintenance

The Severn Group for Preventative Maintenance

Do you need someone to perform routine maintenance on your commercial HVAC system? Or, are you looking for guidance in choosing the right contractor? We’re here to make your decision easy. Here are the top ten reasons to choose The Severn Group for preventative maintenance.

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7 Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Commercial HVAC System

7 Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Commercial HVAC System

As the weather starts to turn colder, it’s a great time to start preparing your HVAC system for fall. Your HVAC system needs to be in top condition to keep your building warm throughout the season and into winter. So, set aside some time to inspect the heating-specific systems and check that everything is running efficiently. Follow these fall maintenance tips to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the upcoming months.

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5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Your Office

5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Your Office

A safe, comfortable work environment is important for employee satisfaction. Considering this, you wouldn’t want employees to use broken equipment or have to sit under a leaky ceiling. And, the same goes for air quality. If your office has poor indoor air quality (IAQ), the employees’ health, productivity and overall comfort will be affected. Here are five things you can do to improve indoor air quality in your office building.

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The Right Office Humidity for Your Building

The Right Office Humidity for Your Building

Office humidity is extremely important for every building. If it’s too high or too low, it can affect your health, the building materials, the equipment and more. According to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), uncontrolled humidity levels are one of the main factors for poor indoor air quality (IAQ). So, what is the right humidity level? 

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Cooling Tower Cleaning and Legionnaires’ Disease

Cooling Tower Cleaning and Legionnaires' Disease

Cooling towers can be breeding grounds for Legionella, the bacterium responsible for causing Legionnaires’ disease. As a facility manager or operator, it’s your responsibility to ensure that regular maintenance helps to control Legionella growth and keep your workers and patrons out of harm’s way. Below, you will learn everything you need to know about this serious disease and how you can prevent Legionella in your cooling towers with proper cooling tower cleaning procedures.

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Summer HVAC Tips for Your Office

Summer HVAC Tips for Your Office

When you run a business and have a commercial HVAC system, it can be hard to keep things cool during the summer. The heat is naturally going to seep in. It’s important to make sure that your HVAC system is working properly so that your employees and customers are comfortable. Read on for some summer HVAC tips that can help prepare you for the warmer weather.

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Eddy Current Testing 101

Eddy Current Testing 101

The term Eddy Current Testing (ECT) uses electromagnetic induction to find flaws and cracks in conductive materials. Specifically, ECT is used in the service and manufacturing industries where tubing, sheet metal, and other slim products created from metal are needed for essential operations. With ECT, electromagnetic fields can detect metal hardness and thickness, heat damage, and more. Testing is completed without harming the test material during the process.

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What is Direct Digital Control Technology?

What is Direct Digital Control Technology?

Direct Digital Control Technology is the control of a building’s conditions through a digital device, typically a computer. It is a system that is commonly aligned with Building Automation Systems. And, it is mainly used in commercial HVAC control and energy management system applications. In a commercial building, Building Automation Systems (BAS) and Direct Digital Control Technology (DDC) work together to provide programmable and precise control of the building’s functions.

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