Many of us are seeking ways to reduce global air pollution. It’s essential: Poor air quality makes it much more likely that employees will get sick … cognitive performance will drop, and productivity with it. It is predicted that by 2060, there will be 3.8 billion lost working days annually due to the effects of (outdoor) air … Continue reading What Is a MERV Rating? Does It Matter?
Should I Upgrade My Commercial HVAC Filter? As businesses reopen following the coronavirus pandemic, one topic of great concern is the availability of clean, fresh air in indoor commercial spaces. The air indoors can be significantly more polluted than the air outdoors, which is why it’s essential for businesses to invest in an upgraded HVAC … Continue reading Should I Upgrade My Commercial HVAC Filter?
Many businesses in New York City may be resuming on-site operations, but that doesn’t mean things will be “back to normal” anytime soon. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued executive orders that employers must adhere to as they enter Phase IV of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan. This includes following the New York Department … Continue reading Preparing Your HVAC System for Phase IV Reopening in New York City
Proper heating and cooling capabilities within your commercial building are about more than just having a high-quality, efficient unit. You need to ensure your HVAC equipment is the right size to support your commercial comfort needs. By following a few easy steps, you can determine what size HVAC unit is suitable for your specific building. … Continue reading What Size Commercial HVAC Unit Does My Building Need?
When summer strikes in Manhattan, it pays to be prepared by ensuring your HVAC system can handle your cooling needs. But stamping out the heat means more than setting your office thermostat to “cool.” Preparing your commercial HVAC system for the hotter season ahead requires some strategic planning. By following a few easy steps, you … Continue reading Preparing Your Commercial HVAC System for Summer
Your commercial HVAC system is a significant investment that requires regular maintenance and timely repairs. When maintenance and repairs are delayed, the system can break down and leave the tenants in your building steaming mad. Further, regular maintenance improves energy efficiency, which helps keep your monthly utility bills from burning holes right through your budget. … Continue reading Keep Your Commercial HVAC System Running Efficiently
Local Law 77 (LL77) requires registration and regular maintenance of your cooling towers. Building owners and property managers are required to properly register the following: Cooling towers Fluid coolers Condensers These must be registered with the City of New York before initial use. The law requires building owners to certify these systems are properly tested, cleaned, and … Continue reading NYC Local Law 77 Requirements & Cooling Tower Registration
Many critical components must work together to make a commercial air conditioner operate correctly, and one of the most essential is the evaporator coil. This part is located near the air handler inside the building; it’s a copper or aluminum coil containing refrigerant. When the air handler blows warm indoor air over the evaporator coil, … Continue reading Why Evaporator Coil Cleaning Is Important
Many large commercial buildings and industrial complexes generate millions of dollars in revenue every day. The furnace or air conditioner quietly humming in the background may seem unrelated to your industry, but if a breakdown prevents people from working, your company’s productivity could take a substantial hit. In the long term, you may even be … Continue reading Why Neglecting Commercial HVAC Maintenance Can Lead to HVAC Emergencies
Spring is almost here, and that means NYC allergens will be at their peak soon. In 2018, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ranked New York City as the 25th most challenging place to live with spring allergies, out of the 100 largest cities in the United States. Hay fever may be more severe … Continue reading Allergies & Your NYC Building’s HVAC System