Did you know that not all HVAC Service Technicians are created equal?

February 8th, 2013

Not surprisingly, HVAC operation and maintenance accounts for 33% of the average building’s controllable operating costs, making energy the single largest operating expense for office buildings. In fact, the commercial building industry spends an incredible $24 billion on energy annually…. Read More

Servicing the Wilson Building for the Presidential Inauguration

January 30th, 2013

On our January 17th blog, Preparing for the Presidential Inauguration, we shared how Tony Long, Crockett Facilities Services Project Manager, and his staff spent months preparing the government Wilson Building in DC for the Presidential Inauguration. As a follow-up, we… Read More

Winter Time & Commercial HVAC Maintenance Tips

January 25th, 2013

Commercial HVAC maintenance is a yearlong task and one that, when performed correctly, can greatly improve the comfort and air quality of your building. More than that, HVAC maintenance can also help you avoid unreasonably high energy bills, unplanned repairs,… Read More

Helping to Prepare for the Presidential Inauguration

January 17th, 2013

It takes a lot of behind the scenes efforts to prepare for the Presidential Inauguration with all of the festivities planned – the Presidential Swearing-In Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade, many inaugural balls, galas and other events. As can be… Read More

The Redskins, the Wilson Building, and Crockett Facilities Services

January 10th, 2013

Prior to last weekend’s playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray made a friendly wager with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. The bet: the losing city would have to fly the other city’s flag for a day…. Read More

Retrofit HVAC Controllers, Commercial Heating and Cooling, & Energy Savings

January 4th, 2013

Most commercial building space (60%) is heated and cooled using packaged air conditioners and heat pumps. Any increase in unit operational efficiency, no matter how small, can significantly reduce the 230 trillion BTUs of energy these commercial heating and cooling… Read More

Heating Season is Underway. Do you have Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

December 21st, 2012

With the heating season underway, the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning increases. This is because furnaces, space heaters, kerosene heaters, gas water heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces all produce this colorless, odorless gas. When a fuel-burning appliance is not operating… Read More

Efficient Chiller Operation Cuts Costs: Tips from Maryland HVAC Contractor

December 12th, 2012

HVAC chillers account for the largest electricity consumption in most institutional and commercial facilities. With that in mind, it makes sense to monitor and control the operation of HVAC chillers for maximum efficiency. Fine-tuning your mechanical and HVAC systems will… Read More

Optimizing HVAC Systems for Maximum Efficiency

December 7th, 2012

The performance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can often be improved by making adjustments to conditions and settings – even if the HVAC system is an older model. Rather than purchasing a new system, it often makes sense… Read More

Duct Sealing is the Key to an Energy Efficiency HVAC System in any Building

November 29th, 2012

Did you know that your HVAC system is responsible for approximately 39% of your building’s energy consumption? Because of this, it is important to ensure that your HVAC system is running efficiently as possible. Otherwise, you may be wasting both… Read More