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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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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Data Center Preventative Maintenance

Data Center Preventative Maintenance

Costs for data center outages rise minute by minute. And, each minute of unplanned downtime can cost upwards of $9,000. However, you can minimize unscheduled downtime and avoid preventable breakdowns with preventative data maintenance. The objective of preventative maintenance is to establish scheduled inspections that identify defects before they become a significant problem. Data centers that don’t schedule planned preventative data maintenance are at a higher risk of asset failure. Read on for some of the best tools for safe and successful preventative data maintenance.

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5 Types of IT Environment Heat Removal Methods

5 Types of IT Environment Heat Removal Methods

Data centers and IT rooms are becoming an integral part of businesses across the globe. And, as technology continues to change and evolve, computing equipment is being created in smaller sizes. However, the smaller size uses more electricity and can generate more heat, which creates a need for heat removal. So, it is essential that such spaces have precision cooling and heat rejection equipment in order for the equipment to stay at an even temperature and avoid overheating. There are several heat removal methods in which cooling equipment can be used to mediate the high heat generated by the computing equipment.

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7 Tips to Retrofit HVAC for Historic Buildings

7 Tips to Retrofit HVAC for Historic Buildings

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is one part of your building that when it works, you take it for granted. In the same vein, if it’s defective, you will really feel every minute that you are inside the four-walled structure. Installing this system in a new building is complicated enough, but retrofitting HVAC for historic buildings is a whole other level altogether. We have compiled a list of guidelines to retrofit HVAC for historic buildings.

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Proper Refrigerant Recovery

Proper Refrigerant Recovery

Refrigerant recovery is outlined in the US Environment Protection Agency due to the extremely hazardous nature of the refrigerants and coolants. Each step and procedure should pass standards and safety benchmarks in accordance with proper disposal, reclamation, and retrieval. Here is a list of the types of refrigerant recovery methods and disposal methods.

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