Archive for the ‘ Maintenance Tips ’ Category

Why Deferred Maintenance Isn’t Worth It

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

You might think that by deferring preventative maintenance, you are saving some money. While that is true for the upfront costs, in the long run, it simply isn’t worth it. Eventually, repairs will become too expensive to remain sustainable. Also,… Read More

Key Elements of Keeping Your Cooling Tower Maintained

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Any and all commercial buildings that use a cooling tower must keep them inspected and maintained. As with HVAC systems, regular maintenance is essential to keeping a smooth flow of operation. For a cooling tower to operate at maximum efficiency,… Read More

HVAC Energy Efficiency Involves Some Serious Operations Tweaking

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

There are four problem areas that saving energy through bettering your facility’s operations can quickly correct. Most operations/maintenance related energy waste is a direct result of issues with equipment scheduling, sensor error, simultaneous heating and cooling, and outside air usage…. Read More

Must-Do HVAC Evaluation Steps for Upgrades

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

When preparing or considering upgrades to your facility’s current HVAC system, it’s incredibly important to perform a proper HVAC evaluation beforehand. Any time a replacement or upgrade to these intricate systems is considered, everything must be taken into consideration—current and… Read More

Improve IT Energy Efficiency, Manage Data Center Cooling Costs

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Business owners and commercial facility managers are constantly trying to curb energy costs and save money. It is a constant struggle. Data center cooling alone accounts for 37%-40% of a building’s total energy use. So decision makers are always on… Read More

Prepare your Facility for Winter Storms and Avoid Problems

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

With snow already falling and temperatures dropping to single digits, facility managers will benefit from preparing their commercial buildings and grounds for winter weather. Creating and implementing a winter readiness plan will help to ensure safe facilities, reduce emergency repairs… Read More

HVAC Rooftop Replacement Strategy For Energy Efficiency

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Do you have a Preventive HVAC Maintenance program for your commercial facility? If so, you are already ahead of the curve. Properly serviced equipment results in lower energy costs (as much as 20%) and extended equipment life, and helps to… Read More

Improving Chiller System Efficiency through Optimization

Friday, June 13th, 2014

HVAC systems in commercial buildings account for more than 40% of total energy use. And chillers represent an enormous portion of HVAC energy costs. So it is no wonder building owners, engineers and property managers are looking to implement measures… Read More

VFDs in HVAC Systems in Commercial Buildings Can Lead to Energy Savings

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

An effective energy management tool for HVAC systems is the variable frequency drive (VFD). When VFDs are installed on fan and pump motors, energy savings can range from anywhere between 35 to 50 percent over conventional speed applications. VFDs can… Read More

How Property Managers of Apartment Buildings Can Improve Profitability

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Property managers of apartment buildings are expected to keep costs as low as possible to increase profitability, while managing tenant complaints. Talk about a tough job. In the past, this was done by deferring capital expenses and maintenance and reducing… Read More