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Is Your HVAC Ready for the R-22 Refrigerant Ban?

If you haven’t been on the pulse of HVAC legislation recently, you may have missed a pretty big deal: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is officially phasing out use of R-22 refrigerant (also known as HCFC-22) on January 1. It’s a big deal because your equipment probably uses R-22. Here’s what you need to know […]

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It Isn’t Too Late to Prep Your Building with These Fall HVAC Tips

Leaves are already falling in the Midwest, and we know where that puts us: at the gnawingly cold early reaches of winter. For facility managers, that means either a) resting easy knowing your building is ready for the frost or b) scrambling to catch up before it’s too late – and too cold. No matter […]

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How Energy Rebates Saved Our Customers $95,000 and Earned Us an Award

Energy rebates are one of the many ways we help our customers maximize the value of their HVAC systems. We work with energy providers like Xcel Energy who offer incentives that create better, cleaner and more cost-effective ways to operate customers’ equipment. The satisfaction of knowing we’re helping our customers use these rebates to save […]

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Cooling Tower Maintenance is Essential for Public Safety and Energy Efficiency

With the recent outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in Hopkins attributed to contaminated vapor from a local cooling tower, this reliable piece of HVAC equipment has recently gained a lot more attention than usual. Admittedly, cooling towers can be easy to overlook. Even building owners might not give much thought to the rising steam they emit, […]

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5 Important Elements of an HVAC Maintenance Agreement

“What do I need?” “What can they do?” “How much do they charge?” “How long will it take?” All of these questions probably run through your mind when researching mechanical contractors and trying to find the right HVAC maintenance agreement for your building. And they absolutely should. After all, an HVAC maintenance agreement is about […]

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