Piedmont Service Group - An HVAC Blog

Understanding HVAC Sensors

Published: August 06, 2018

Functional, accurate sensors are critical to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems - and in order to ensure proper functioning, you need to first understand the key system components. There are different kinds of HVAC sensors for different systems, each with a variety of roles to keep your HVAC equipment efficient, regulated, and reliable.

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Extend the Life of Your Chiller Plant with a Water-Side Economizer System

Published: June 07, 2018

One of the biggest challenges and operating costs that data centers face is effectively cooling the facility. With several servers and peripheral electronics, a facility can generate a lot of heat. Too much heat can affect performance and even destroy delicate machinery, resulting in unnecessary downtime with security issues, financial losses, and customer dissatisfaction. With such high stakes, it’s imperative to effectively cool the facility; but, how can you cool your data center as efficiently as possible? Incorporating a water-side economizer system into your operations can be the perfect solution for extending the life of your chiller plant and overall, increasing energy efficiencies.

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Does Your Commercial HVAC Boiler Need to be Serviced?

Published: February 12, 2018

When cooler weather hits, many building owners are focused on boiler performance to keep the property sufficiently heated. So, do you really need ongoing boiler service? The short answer is yes.  However, we know simply hearing a professional tell you that a service is important isn’t going to be enough. That’s why we’re reviewing boiler service for commercial HVAC systems in North Carolina and Virginia and why it’s a vital part of an ongoing HVAC maintenance program.

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Lower Your Operating Costs by Confronting Riser Deterioration

Published: December 29, 2017

“What you don’t know can’t hurt you” is simply not true. In fact, a much more appropriate and wise adage is, “knowledge is power.”

As the owner of a commercial building, you know that what you don’t know can and will hurt you, especially in the pocketbook. Accurate knowledge, though, can save time, effort, and money in nearly every area of life.

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The #1 Cause of Commercial HVAC Failure in the Southeast and How to Avoid It

Published: December 04, 2017

The HVAC system that keeps your commercial facility warm in the winter and cool in the summer is complicated, and there are hundreds of components that could potentially fail at any time.

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Control Disaster & Repair Costs with HVAC Preventative Maintenance

Published: May 24, 2017

The old saying “out of sight, out of mind” can get us in a lot of trouble.

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Is it Time to Upgrade Your HVAC System in North Carolina and Virginia?

Published: May 10, 2017

Upgrading or replacing a commercial HVAC system often gets put on the back burner because of the large investment required. After all, quality equipment, expert design and installation all come with a price tag.

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How to Effectively Incorporate HVAC Maintenance into Your 2018 Capex Budget

Published: December 08, 2016

As we head into the final few months of 2017, we realize most of our clients and potential clients throughout the Piedmont region of Virginia and the Carolinas are working hard to formulate their 2018 operational budgets and capex planning for their commercial facilities.

To aid in that effort, we wanted to provide this brief guide to what building owners and facility managers should consider regarding their building’s commercial HVAC system as they develop their budgets for the new year.

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HVAC Systems Best Practices for Data Centers

Published: November 28, 2016

With the average data center accounting for more than 100-times the energy usage of any other commercial facility of equivalent size, it’s easy to understand why energy efficiency is of keen interest to companies in numerous industries. These buildings, dedicated to network servers, form the physical hub of billions of online interactions and store the data essential for day-to-day life.

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Is Your Commercial Building Sick? Improve Your HVAC System to Overcome SBS

Published: October 26, 2016

There really is such a thing as Sick Building Syndrome, and it could affect your commercial facility right now.

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