Benefits of a Central Humidifier in Office Buildings and Retail Spaces

Benefits of a Central Humidifier in Office Buildings and Retail Spaces

At first glance, a central humidifier might seem like a strange device to consider, but there are several key benefits of central humidifiers for office spaces. Learn more about central humidifier benefits below. If you’re like many people, you might think that humidity is always the enemy of an enclosed space. After all, if your office has excess humidity, it can cause a host of problems. In truth, what you should actually be aiming for is the optimal humidity level, which is between 40% and 45%. A level above 50% is where discomfort sets in, and one below 30% is where things are considered too dry.

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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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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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How to Tell Your Air Conditioner Has Mold

How to Tell Your Air Conditioner Has Mold

It’s essential to know the air conditioning in your building ties directly to its air quality. Discovering mold in ACs can be concerning for facility managers. When mold is left to spread, it can create serious health problems for your employees or clients. If you’ve found mold in your air conditioner, it’s essential to act quickly. Here are how an expert deciphers whether air conditioners have mold.

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Why Is My Office So Humid?

Why Is My Office So Humid?

When the Maryland summer starts, heat and humidity should be at the forefront of a building manager’s mind. Managers will often consider the heat but underestimate the humidity. Even without high temperatures, moisture-rich air can negatively affect the workplace. Humidity can cause workers to feel tired and make it hard to breathe, quickly weakening morale. How do offices end up with high humidity?

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Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance

Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Air Conditioner Maintenance

Your heating and cooling system may not be the most glamorous part of your building, but when it stops working, it’s definitely the most important! Annual air conditioner maintenance can ensure that you don’t have big, expensive emergency repairs when the temperatures soar. There are four key reasons you should never skip your commercial annual air conditioner maintenance.

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How to Deal with Unique Obstacles and HVAC Needs for Veterinary Clinics

How to Deal with Unique Obstacles and HVAC Needs for Veterinary Clinics

HVAC for veterinary clinics can be tough. Meeting the need for proper heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in animal hospitals is difficult on many levels, especially due to the extra dust, fur, and dander that can make its way through the systems. While commercial HVAC systems, in general, must combat many challenges, veterinary clinic systems are on an entirely different level.

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Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) – What You Need to Know

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) - What You Need to Know

When talking about the health and wellbeing of employees or customers within a building, you are referencing the IEQ. IEQ, or Indoor Environmental Quality, includes air quality, lighting, thermal conditions, and ergonomics. Specifically, the effects they have on any occupants of a building. When building or designing a space, it is important to consider IEQ. Proper IEQ strategies protect people’s health, improve quality of life, reduce stress, and prevent potential injuries.

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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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