During our Lunch and Learn event, we discussed the following opportunities to realize energy savings and upgrade to meet the current energy code. The codes exist for a reason and for that same reason, all new construction adheres to them. You can create a building that is a “21st century state-of-the-art energy performer” without making […]
Many times, the HVAC system is not given much thought. It might only become a focus when something goes wrong. However, an HVAC system that is not being properly controlled can account for 40 % of a facility’s energy costs, as opposed to the more typical 20% – 25% range. This is often due to […]
The Leader Institute at Union Presbyterian Seminary has announced several opportunities for those engaged in Church Business Administration, as well as pastors who might share that responsibility. Certification seminars: If you are interested in becoming a Certified Church Administrator through The Church Network (thechurchnetwork.com), Union Presbyterian Seminary is one of only four sites to offer […]
Increasing energy and operational efficiency will continue to be a focus in 2017. Consider some of the key benefits a fully integrated HVAC Controls integration can offer: The ability to manage multiple building locations and the entire HVAC system from one web-based graphic interface A system that can be customized to deliver conditioned air volume […]
Develop and implement a system of tracking your HVAC equipment. When United Mechanical performs an equipment survey in preparation of offering a Preventive Maintenance quote, a map of the facility showing the location of all HVAC equipment and detailed equipment list is included. This is valuable information that can help start your tracking process and […]
Before you place a service call, you may want to check your thermostats and/or your building controls program to see they are set to the correct temperature. You would be surprised how often that happens and an unnecessary call charge is incurred.
The purpose of the ASHRAE database is to provide current information on service life and maintenance costs of typical HVAC equipment. Engineers depend on accurate owning and operating data to make decisions involving the life cycle and functionality of buildings. But a lack of sufficient, up-to-date data makes it difficult to provide a solid basis […]
It is not all that uncommon for us to be asked, “Why is it that I am spending money on a preventive maintenance program but am still faced with repair costs? Isn’t the purpose of preventive maintenance to keep things from breaking down?” The reality is, that while committing to a routine preventive maintenance program […]