Commercial HVAC System Design Tips | Baltimore, MD

Commercial HVAC System Our humid summers and frosty winters make having effective HVAC systems in Connecticut integral to business owners year-round. Employees, customers or anyone entering the commercial location should be comfortable regardless of the weather outside. Below are some tips for building a good commercial HVAC system for your business in Connecticut. CENTRAL AIR Having central air conditioning or heating with your commercial HVAC system is a great benefit, and the rest of the HVAC system should be built around this principle. Individual units in each room or commercial space can use a lot less electricity because unused spaces…
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How to Eliminate Bad Locker Room Smell With a Great HVAC System | Millersville, MD

How to Eliminate Bad Locker Room Smell The new year’s here and that means many more people using the gym! Managers of fitness facilities know to expect record crowds at the beginning of the year. With so many new and returning customers looking to fulfill their resolutions, make sure your gym is the place everyone wants to keep coming back to. One of quickest ways to ruin a first impression is having a bad locker room smell. Luckily, it’s not too hard to fix. In this article, we’ll provide some basic tips for locker room odor control, as well as…
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Different Types of Commercial HVAC Systems | Baltimore City, MD

What Are the Different Types of Commercial HVAC Systems?   If you’ve ever had to purchase an HVAC system for a commercial building, whether it’s for a new property or to replace the system in an existing property, you may have been overwhelmed with the choices. You know how important HVAC is to the comfort and happiness of your tenants, and you want to do right by them. However, you also want to make sure that the system is efficient and practical for the building and that it won’t destroy your bank account for years to come. Understanding the different…
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Don’t Forget Your Ducts When It Comes to HVAC Units | Howard County, MD

Ductwork Deficiencies Cause HVAC Unit Inefficiency   According to ENERGY STAR, an inefficient ductwork system can cause energy losses of 20 to 30 percent in the average commercial building. Ductwork can reduce whole commercial air conditioner efficiency due to: Poor ductwork design: Poor duct design prohibits conditioned air from being distributed effectively throughout your building. This forces your HVAC unit to overwork, running longer cycles to compensate. The unit in turn experiences more wear and tear, which causes it to consume more energy to run, lowering efficiency. Improper ductwork sizing and configuration restricts airflow through the system, wasting energy and limiting indoor comfort….
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HVAC Energy Efficiency & Its Effects on Climate Change | Baltimore, MD

HVAC Energy Efficiency The HVAC industry has continually worked to improve technology, increasing the energy efficiency of the heating and cooling systems in homes and businesses throughout the world. Not only do these advances bring energy saving benefits to users, but environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology is working to lower our impact on climate change.   Higher energy efficiency ratings of heating and cooling equipment are working to lower impact on climate change. With more efficient utilization of heating and cooling fuel, less fuel is consumed. This lowers direct carbon emissions that impact climate change, as well as carbon…
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Subcooling and Superheat: Superheroes of System Charging | Carroll, MD

  Here’s a common scenario. You go on a service call, put your gauges on a condensing unit, and find that the suction pressure is low. What do you do? In too many cases, the answer is “add refrigerant.” But doesn’t it seem like a good idea to confirm that low refrigerant is the problem before you start adding refrigerant? That’s why checking superheat and subcooling is so important. Let’s go back to the beginning. You go on a service call and find low suction pressure. However, this time you consider the three main causes of low suction pressure, and check…
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‘Got Flu?’ Awareness Campaign Begins | Baltimore, MD

Sources say a professionally installed in-duct IAQ system is one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of flu viruses throughout the home and workplace. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu viruses are spread mainly through the air by microscopic droplets of water that can travel as much as 100 feet from the infected person. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or even speaks, these droplets are launched into the air, easily spreading to others nearby who are unaware of the pathogens they are now breathing. Unfortunately, reactive solutions such as encouraging people to stay home…
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4 Strategies To Recruit And Hire The Very Best Employees | Howard, MD

  Most of your employees are probably great. But it’s likely that you have a few that aren’t pulling their weight. And, even the great employees are rarely as dedicated to your company as you’d like them to be. You’re a reasonable boss but sometimes it feels like a challenge to recruit and hire the very best employees. Use these powerful, proven, and innovated tips to overcome the hassles and build a STRONG team. Strategy #1. Change Your Thinking About Who You Want When you have a spot to fill on the schedule, and your other employees are grumbling about…
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Blocked! Texas Court Preliminary Halts Overtime Rules | Annapolis, MD

  In a dramatic last-minute development, a federal judge in Texas blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule  handing an 11th hour victory to employers across the country. As our members are well aware, back in May, 2016 the DOL unveiled a package of revised regulations changing the compensation requirements for employees who can be treated as exempt from overtime pay, upping the minimum salary from $455 to $913 per week, which annualizes to $47,476 (up from $23,000 per year), and this rate would be then subsequently raised again every three years with the first hike scheduled for January…
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Attorney General Obtains $1.7 Million Verdict Against HVAC Company | Carroll, MD

On August 7, 2018, in a case filed by the Colorado Attorney General against a Westminster-based, Colorado HVAC company, a district judge issued a permanent injunction against the company for violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. The Court’s order requires the defendants (the owner and manager of the company) to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties, $205,146 in consumer restitution, and to reimburse the state’s attorney’s fees and costs. The order also permanently enjoined the owner and manager from engaging in any activity related to the sale or installation of any type of HVAC equipment.The verdict follows a temporary…
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