Mar 26

Why HVAC Maintenance Is Important For Warehouses

Warehouses are the pillars of the supply chain for any company. While companies lease or own their spaces, many things need to be considered to make them space-efficient. Warehouse spaces have seen a rise in demand over the last five years. With the rise of eCommerce sales and return rates, rationalizing warehouse space is becoming […]

 
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Feb 15

Wintertime HVAC Emergencies

Wintertime can cause many problems for your building’s HVAC system, however, HVAC emergencies can happen any time of the year. The fact of the matter is, these problems tend to be more common during the winter months. Your building may need emergency HVAC repair services if the following issues happen. Heat Pump Failure While these […]

 
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Nov 16

The Most Common HVAC Problems During the Winter

Every season has its fair share of challenges. For your HVAC system, winter can be one of the most challenging. Here are the top five problems that can arise during the wintertime. 1. Freezing Pipes As temperatures decrease and ice begins to form, coils and pipes can be subjected to freezing. This can result in […]

 
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Oct 14

The Most Common HVAC Myths

A lot of people have differing ideas on HVAC services and repairs. So how do you know what is a myth and what is the truth? Here are the five biggest myths regarding HVAC repair services. Myth #1: You should only replace your filter once a year Truth: This is one of the biggest HVAC […]

 
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Sep 16

Why your heating bill is too high

As cooler weather approaches, you will eventually have to turn the heat on. While it is obvious that your heating bill will be higher in the Fall and Winter, sometimes it seems too high. Learn which factors can contribute to raising your bill, and some tips you can follow to prevent an outrageous monthly cost. […]

 
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Aug 17

Why Now Is the Time to Have Your Furnace Looked At

No one wants to think about the cold days of winter, however, you should always have your furnace prepared before the season begins. A fully working furnace is imperative to surviving the harsh temperatures of winter, and it is best to ensure it is in working order sooner than later. Here are three reasons why […]

 
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Mar 12

What’s the Difference Between Commercial and Residential HVAC?

Residential and commercial HVACs provide the same purpose for their respective buildings, however, the systems are vastly different from one another. Here are the biggest differences between the two. Commercial HVAC is Larger The biggest difference is the size. Residential HVAC systems are much smaller than that of commercial sites. Commercials systems also operate differently, […]

 
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Jul 26

Oversized HVAC Systems and Design Temperatures

In recent years, there has been a shift away from oversize HVAC systems that are simply too much for the space they need to heat and cool. This is because more emphasis in building and energy codes is towards energy efficiency. Buildings are required to have more accurate cooling and heating load calculations to prevent […]

 
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May 29

Why You Should Consider an HVAC Package Unit

We all want to stay cool in hot weather and warm in the cold, but we may not have the space on our property or in our budget to accommodate a traditional HVAC system. There is an alternative, however. A packaged HVAC unit takes up less space, and is more energy efficient than other alternatives. […]

 
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Apr 13

What To Know About Eddy Current Testing

Eddy current testing is a way for those who work with specialty metals to test for imperfections, such as cracks or gaps. These flaws are detected by electromagnetic induction. It can catch these flaws on the surface of the material, but also in the sub-surface. Not only that, but eddy current testing can also be […]

 
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Apr 04

A Comprehensive Guide to Variable Frequency Drives

Variable frequency drives (VFD) are used in appliances and compressors of all sizes. They can help make electrical motors more efficient. They work by managing the frequency and the voltage so that they use energy in the most efficient manner possible. They are being used more and more as the development of the technologies has […]

 
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Feb 14

The Benefits of Getting a Commercial HVAC Retrofit

The Benefits Of Getting a Commercial HVAC Retrofit There is not a company in the world that is not looking to save energy and money. Those with older heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems may want to replace their entire system, but might find the cost prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to save energy […]

 
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Feb 14

What to Expect During an HVAC Inspection

Getting a heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system inspection can help improve your system’s efficiency by finding any trouble spots. Once those problems have been found, then you can go about repairing them. For commercial buildings, it is best to have an inspection on a biannual basis to keep your system running smoothly and upgraded […]

 
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Jan 17

A Guide to Pneumatic Control Systems

You may have heard of pneumatics before, but may not really know what it means. At its most basic, pneumatics involves using pressurized air or gas. A pneumatic control system helps to control an HVAC system by using compressed air. Here is how a pneumatic control system works. Process The compressed air used by a […]

 
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Dec 01

How To Maintain Your HVAC System

You may think that your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system does not need regular maintenance, but you would be wrong, even if it is a brand new system. The fact is, not only can your system fail if it is not properly maintained, but the health of the occupants of the building can […]

 
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Dec 01

Researchers Look to UVGI To Improve HVAC Performance

HVAC Innovation Researchers are looking into a new way to improve the air quality and energy efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. A team from Penn State University have been testing whether ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) would work to help maintain cooling coils and keep them clean. The team went about testing […]

 
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Oct 17

How To Protect Your HVAC System During a Hurricane

From the recent hurricane activity over the summer, it should be obvious to anyone that hurricanes can cause a massive amount of damage. When it comes to protecting your home, it’s always best to be prepared well before a hurricane strike is imminent. This includes protecting your HVAC system from the elements. Your system can […]

 
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Oct 17

Johnson Controls to Provide Rebates on HVAC Equipment For Hurricane Victims

At times of great devastation, it’s important for communities and countries to come together to help those in need. Johnson Controls is doing just that by offering discounts to homeowners in Texas who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. To qualify, residents must live within the designated disaster area as defined by FEMA. The rebates […]

 
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Aug 11

A New Cooling Tower From SPX Cooling Technologies Is On The Way

The Marley AV line of cooling towers are getting a makeover. The popular single flow, factory assembled cooling towers are going to get a boost in power and some special features in a new redesign announced by SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. Here is a rundown of what you need to know. Features The new features […]

 
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Aug 11

What New Technology is Changing the HVAC Industry?

We live in a world where we are becoming more connected all the time. We can contact whoever we want from a device we keep in our pocket, and access any information we need using that same device. Our homes are no different. More and more products are coming to the marketplace to help us […]

 
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Jul 12

Tips to Save Air Conditioning Energy This Summer

There may be nothing better on a summer’s day than to come in from the hot weather, thirsty and sweaty, to a nice cool building. Air conditioning has become a lifeline for so many in the summer who cannot stand the heat. Unfortunately, your air conditioner uses a lot of energy, and can be quite […]

 
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Jul 12

Tips for Office and Warehouse Air Conditioning

We all know it is tough in the summer to live in a home with no air conditioning. Sleeping can be difficult and uncomfortable, cooking makes it even hotter, and you probably do not want to snuggle with your kids or a significant other. What about work, though? It is important for workplaces to be […]

 
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Apr 25

The Climate of Minnesota

Minnesota is located in the Upper Midwest, which means its climate is more varied than most places in the United States. It gets cold in the winter, and hot in the summer, with snow and rain and everything in between coming all year round. Here are some facts about Minnesota’s climate. Winter Minnesota has hot […]

 
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Feb 23

VRF Market Will See Significant Growth Through 2022

MarketsandMarkets recently released a report stating that the VRF market will see significant growth through 2022. At the moment, sales are expected to reach $24.09 billion by 2022. The global market for VRF (variable refrigerant flow) was valued at $11.08 billion in 2015. That means a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4% will be […]

 
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Feb 16

New Administration Issuing A Freeze On The Latest Efficiency Regulations

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus recently issued a memorandum declaring a government-wide hold on both new and pending HVAC regulations before they can be published in the Federal Register. HVAC professionals, especially the ACCA, are happy to hear the news. The freeze, they say, has allotted time for further review and discussion of […]

 
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Jan 24

New Rooftop HVAC Efficiency Regulations Are Going Into Effect In 2018

It’s only been 20-odd days, and already 2017 has brought with it a whirlwind of change. While many people are busy watching the news or protesting in the streets, HVAC contractors are making preparations. They have less than a year to get ready for the “largest energy-saving standard in history”. The US Department of Energy […]

 
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Jan 09

Wearable Technology Is Becoming Popular in the HVAC Industry – Industry News

Wearable technology like smart watches, glasses, and cameras are huge in law enforcement, construction, and even sports and action/adventure-based fields. But in 2017, it is also breaking into new fields most people might not have ever considered before. One such field is the HVAC industry. Several companies across the United States have already begun implementing […]

 
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Dec 13

Contractors Review the Benefits of Smart HVAC Technology

We live in a world of ever-changing technology. Almost everyone has a smart phone. Smart televisions and cars are available on the market. Not surprising, HVAC contractors are looking to the future of smart air and heating technology. Whether you’re a bit old-school or are all about new-age tech, smart technology is paving the way […]

 
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Nov 30

Xergy Currently Developing Greener HVAC Systems

Bamdad Bahar is the founder of Xergy. Xergy is a Seaford startup that is working to find a way to make greener HVAC systems for homes and businesses. Their goal is to find a way to convert the membrane technology used in fuel cells for climate control purposes. As a result, modern HVAC systems will […]

 
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Nov 15

Las Vegas HVAC Convention Sets New Bar For HVAC Industry Conventions

The inaugural Service World Convention 2016 was just held at the end of October at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The event was presented by Service Nation Inc. and BNP Media, who wanted to do something beyond a traditional seminar. As a result, Service World Convention provided one of the most impressive lineups of […]

 
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Oct 31

Higher Energy Bills Expected With Longer Winter ’16-’17 Season

Americans living from the east coast to the central plains should prepare for a long winter this year. Information released by ACCUWeather and the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicate we will have the coldest winter in years. By contrast, the southern portion of the country can expect a warmer and drier winter for 2016-2017. […]

 
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Oct 10

HVAC Refrigerant Cylinders Expected in Uniform Color By 2020

Everyone from the professional contractor to the average homeowner experiences frustration with color-coded equipment. HVAC professionals deal with an entire color wheel of refrigerant cylinder colors. There are so many, in fact, that the issue has prompted the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute to take action. New revisions in AHRI Guideline N, “Assignment of Refrigerant […]

 
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Sep 22

‘Green Ductwork’ Gaining Popularity As Industry Standards Improve

We live in an eco-friendly world. Politics, science, business, public safety. Evidently nothing has been left behind when it comes to going green. Hence a new trend that’s making waves in the HVAC industry. ‘Green ductwork’ is a new term that more and more HVAC professionals are becoming familiar with. While there is no finite […]

 
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Apr 20

Why Your HVAC System Needs An Allergy Filter This Spring

The spring season brings with it, not only a beautiful array of colorful flowers and blossoming trees, but also a barrage of allergies that can send your nose and sinuses running for the hills. Many people with outdoor or seasonal allergies resort to staying inside during the spring months, simply to avoid having to deal […]

 
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Jan 22

The Importance of Keeping Tight Ducts for Optimum Temperature Inside Your Structure

Even with the best quality furnace or air conditioning system in the world, one needs a proper and effective duct work or else there will be loss of energy and money. This will cause the structure to have uncomfortable temperatures. Poor duct work will definitely affect negatively the quality of the air inside the rooms. […]

 
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Dec 16

Dehumidifier Types and Guidelines

Dehumidifiers are a great way of keeping moisture levels down around your office, especially since high moisture will often become a cause for mold and that would mean harder house cleaning in the end. There are more than a few types of dehumidifiers you can use for that purpose, but not all of them will […]

 
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Dec 09

More Ways to Prepare a Building for Winter Weather

People are usually well-versed in ways to winterize their homes, but can sometime neglect to apply the same treatment to their commercial buildings. Understanding the precautions necessary to winterize your commercial property is important to maintaining the operations of your business. Maintenance for the Building Make sure that gutters have been cleared of any objects, […]

 
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Dec 01

7 Ways to Winterize a Building

An unpleasant fact of life is that a lot of the energy in your structure or commercial structure spent on heating is wasted due to failing insulation and lack thereof. If you address a lot of the issues you will have a chance to make that a thing of the past, so consider what you […]

 
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Nov 05

All You Need to Know About Air Conditioning

Air conditioning can be referred as the alteration of air properties to improve thermal quality in an enclosed environment such as a vehicle or a building.

 
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Oct 29

What Are The Advantages Of Walk In Coolers?

The advantages of walk in coolers mainly revolve around convenience, flexibility and operating cost. They are also available in different styles and designs, unlike regular units. They are regarded as one of the best options for keeping food fresh for a longer period of time. This is attributed to the fact that they are so […]

 
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Oct 26

Benefits of Regularly Maintaining Your Furnace

With the summer warmth, many people forget that the fall and winter are just around the corner and that soon temperatures will start coming down. Those who are conscious of the coming winter do their best to get ready by inspecting their roofs, cleaning gutters and disconnecting their hoses but forget a very important equipment […]

 
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Sep 10

Chiller Repair in Minneapolis, MN

Commercial Chiller Repair – 763-533-3070 Do you need commercial chiller repair services for your Minnesota business? Contact the HVAC repair professionals at Corporate Mechanical. The chiller repair professionals at Corporate Mechanical understand that when your business relies on specialized machinery, any time the machine isn’t functioning equals a loss of profit for you. We are […]

 
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Sep 09

Chiller Installation in Minneapolis, MN

When you require commercial chiller installation for your Minnesota business, you can rely on Corporate Mechanical. Making the choice to cool your building with commercial chillers gives you unprecedented control over temperature, humidity, and ventilation. But for business owners still deciding whether or not to go with a commercial chilling system, making the commitment can […]

 
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Aug 31

4 Signs of a Faulty Air Conditioner

Air conditioning systems can be quite complex and have many different diagnoses for an issue. There are some common issues that homeowners tend to have that can either be solved by simple solutions or signs that it is time to replace your air conditioning unit. Remember these 4 signs of a faulty air conditioner the […]

 
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Aug 28

Prevent Your Business from Spending Too Much on Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling costs in large office buildings can be tens of thousands of dollars each year. It costs well over a dollar to maintain comfortable temperatures for each square foot of a commercial building, making these bills add up quickly. As a business, keeping costs low allows for a higher profit margin at the […]

 
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