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7 Reasons Your System Needs Fall HVAC Maintenance in St. Louis

Your HVAC system is a marvel of engineering.  It keeps you cozy warm in the frigid winter months and cool as a cucumber when the outside temps hit triple digits.  It worked diligently throughout those warm summer months, keeping you cool and comfortable.  Now, with its workload slowed for the mild fall, it is the perfect time to make sure it’s in top working order so it’s ready to keep  you warm when the harsh winter temperatures arrive. A good HVAC system will not make you think of temperature at all.  It will keep your space at a consistent temperature while quietly doing its job. And if you want your system to run like a well-oiled [...]

October 31st, 2017|

Energy Synergy

According to The World Counts, the world's demand for electricity is expected to grow by a staggering 85% between 2010 and 2040.  Now more than ever, it’s essential for all industries to take steps to reduce their energy usage and reduce their carbon footprint for the sake of the environment as well as for their bottom line. For most companies, the cost of heating and cooling their buildings is their biggest expense.  As energy technologies advance, heating and cooling systems become more and more efficient and systems that were state-of-the-art for their time, simply can’t keep up. This is where our GEMS team goes to work for you.  Our Green Energy Management Solutions team is dedicated to [...]

September 27th, 2017|

Controls 101 – AKA Building Automation

Controls 101 Buildings of today are technological marvels.  They are complicated, high tech systems that can control the interior climate of a building through its HVAC, its security systems, card access, video surveillance, lighting, fire alarm, and smoke evacuation systems.  With the latest technology in glass, buildings can even turn a rainy day outside to a beautiful, sunny day inside! These automated “Smart Buildings” have an integrated system of technology that allows it to make intelligent decisions by assessing energy usage, decrease operating costs and can even “learn” the habits of its inhabitants.  They’re also the first to know when there’s a problem, so it can be dealt with immediately. Internet of Things At the [...]

August 30th, 2017|

What You Need to Know About VRF Systems

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF), is a type of HVAC technology first introduced in Japan in 1982.  VRF systems use refrigerant as the cooling and heating medium, as opposed to forced water or air, and because they can precisely control the amount of refrigerant that flows through the system, they are an extremely energy efficient HVAC solution for commercial buildings.  In large buildings, there is often a need to have the ability to have different temperatures in different areas, even to the point where one area may need cooling and another needs heat.   Throughout the day, the desired temperature may change due to varying occupancy, outside temperatures, office equipment that emit heat, and the time of [...]

August 4th, 2017|