Your data cooling center drives your business, and regular maintenance is essential for its continued operation. There are two things you can do as a business owner to ensure the optimal performance of your data cooling center. The first is to keep it as clean as possible. Dust and debris lead to clogged computer room … Continue reading Computer and Data Cooling Centers: Why Maintenance Agreements Matter
Summers in New York City are HOT, but 2014 is set to be the hottest summer on record yet. To help prepare your building for the heatwave, AFGO has compiled a list of essential steps you should take to get your HVAC system ready for summer. 2014 to Be the Hottest Summer on Record – … Continue reading Get Ready For the Hottest Summer on Record – Prepare Your HVAC System
While replacing your HVAC system is a costly investment—so is constantly repairing an old and inefficient system. However, before you spend thousands on a replacement – ask yourself a few questions. Is your HVAC system over a decade old? Do building tenants complain that it is too hot or too cold? Are energy bills eating … Continue reading Does Your HVAC Equipment Need an Upgrade?
While HVAC professionals have always known that dirty coils severely reduce a heating, ventilation, and cooling system’s efficiency—ASHRAE’s recent study on a landmark New York City building confirms that HVAC coil cleanings save energy. Energy savings translate into financial savings for your business. In addition to the “hard findings” of the study, ASHRAE concluded that … Continue reading Study Finds That Coil Cleanings Save Energy
A commercial HVAC maintenance agreement is the intelligent way to protect your HVAC investment. In addition to saving your company thousands of dollars on operating costs, a properly executed HVAC maintenance agreement ensures the continuous optimization of your heating and cooling system, increasing its longevity and maximizing its efficiency. Benefits of an HVAC Maintenance Agreement … Continue reading Optimize your HVAC Investment With a Flexible Preventative Maintenance Agreement
Choosing the right commercial HVAC contractor will ensure the safety, reliability, and longevity of your system. Here are 7 tips to get you started. 1. Do your homework. Look for licensed and insured HVAC contractors that are in good standing with the BBB. When you find one, check online reviews, and find out how long … Continue reading How To Choose The Right HVAC Contractor
SEER is to your air conditioner what MPG is to your car; an efficiency rating that determines your machine’s operating costs (i.e. your energy bills). An AC with a low SEER rating wastes electricity like a Hummer guzzles gas. Both machines are inefficient, expensive to run, and leave carbon footprints the size of craters. However, … Continue reading What Does SEER Mean For Me?
Energy costs change with the seasons. But unlike your thermostat, you can’t control the weather. AFGO’s guide to energy efficiency will help you control how much you spend (or save) on your monthly utility bills. Follow these simple recommendations to maximize your HVAC system’s efficiency while reducing your energy costs. Invest in … Continue reading Eight Ways To Save On Energy Costs
Your building could be hazardous to your health. If you, your employees, or tenants experience generalized symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, respiratory problems, and increased allergies that subside upon leaving the facility—your building may be “sick”. The Environmental Protection Agency defines “sick building syndrome” (SBS) as, “a situation in which building occupants experience … Continue reading Is Your Building Making You Sick?
Proper insulation is the key to saving money on your energy bills all year long. Many utility companies even offer rebates as incentives to upgrade existing insulation. A minimal investment in quality insulation drastically reduces heating and cooling costs by decreasing the amount of heating or cooling you need to maintain a comfortable … Continue reading The Importance Of Insulation