Signs Your Commercial HVAC System Is Failing

Signs Your Commercial HVAC System Is Failing

Keeping your commercial HVAC system in working order provides a wide range of benefits. The Department of Energy highlights the need for a proper HVAC system to conserve energy and ensure air quality. You can watch for these signs to tell when you’re dealing with a failing HVAC system.

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Tips for Keeping Your HVAC Technicians Safe in the Hot Summer

Tips for Keeping Your HVAC Technicians Safe in the Hot Summer

HVAC technicians are tasked with an essential duty: keeping properties and buildings at safe and comfortable temperatures. But their line of work could land them in situations where they endure the summer heat for hours — and it’s up to facility managers to ensure the proper working conditions for technicians who come on-site. Here are some practical tips you can bear in mind for optimal HVAC technician safety while on the job and use to ensure that your facility is a welcoming environment for the team that services your HVAC equipment.

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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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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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How Hospital HVAC Systems Help to Save Lives

How Hospital HVAC Systems Help to Save Lives

Hospitals are high-sensitivity spaces that require a delicate balance of factors to maintain the health and comfort of patients. Because hospitals are such high-traffic areas, the most important thing is making sure that every room stays as clean as possible. Hospital HVAC systems are integral to preserving this balance. Every room is connected via the building’s HVAC system. That means every patient potentially shares the same air. Without specifically designed hospital HVAC systems, this would present a massive challenge. How do you keep the air clean for every patient when they all share the same air? The answer comes down to competent system design.

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5 Reasons a Service Contract Makes Sense & Saves Money

5 Reasons a Service Contract Makes Sense & Saves Money

As stated by the  CDC, HVAC systems can be a big source of indoor pollutants. Improperly maintained systems can lead to the introduction of microbes into an indoor air system. Improper operation and maintenance of HVAC systems can seriously impact a building’s indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and be the cause of other detrimental issues. A Severn Group service contract is a cost-efficient, convenient way to ensure a building’s HVAC system is properly maintained. The following five reasons explain why a service contract is the right choice.

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Is Commercial Radiant Heating a Good Option?

Is Commercial Radiant Heating a Good Option?

Maintaining a comfortable indoor climate in commercial buildings is an overhead most operators and owners need to revisit often. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), radiant heating is a good option compared to other heating systems like forced-air and baseboard heating. If you’re considering the benefits of radiant heating for your commercial property, take a moment to review some important facts.

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Commercial vs. Residential HVAC – What is the Difference?

Commercial vs. Residential HVAC - What is the Difference?

While commercial and residential HVAC systems primarily serve the same purpose of heating, cooling, and ventilation there are some major differences too. Here at The Severn Group, we specialize in commercial HVAC. So, we know first hand just how unique these two systems can be in terms of size, location, and manufacturing.

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What You Need to Know About Water-Cooled Chillers

What You Need to Know About Water-Cooled Chillers

Chillers use up about 20% of the total power generated in the country. What’s more, they can increase up to 30% additional energy usage of a building due to operational inefficiencies. This costs companies and building facilities billions yearly. Today, commercial buildings install efficient HVAC systems with an aim to improve a building’s sustainability and performance. Which brings us to water-cooled chillers, an essential HVAC component for a wide variety of commercial facilities. Continue on to learn more about water-cooled chillers, and find out if it’s the right choice for your facility. 

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This Year’s HVAC Trends Explained

This Year’s HVAC Trends Explained

When it comes to HVAC, the goal is to achieve maximum comfort and increase energy efficiency levels with smart and eco-friendly technology. Each year, building and commercial property owners are seeing their HVAC needs evolve. That’s why it’s important to stay up to date with the latest HVAC trends to ensure you are getting the very best service.

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