Articles by Kimberly Schwartz

Energy Savings Achieved through Retrofits

In Lieu of Replacement, Retrofits Save Money and Extend Longevity

Even as the economy has improved, some building owners and operators remain hesitant to make large capital expenditures to replace older chiller systems. In these cases, there are less expensive options available that can enable decision makers to achieve substantial efficiency upgrades by retrofitting their chillers.


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Don’t Ignore that Cooling Tower

Regular, Comprehensive Maintenance Essential for Maintaining Efficiency

When it comes to large commercial systems, cooling towers seem to receive less attention than other system components. Yet, cooling tower maintenance is vital to ensuring overall system efficiency and preventing downtime. 


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Contractors Vent about HVAC Scams

Cite Lack of Prosecution, Need for Integrity

Few things make an honest contractor’s blood boil like hearing homeowners’ stories about how they’ve been scammed in the past. “All of it, just the total thievery and tactics, makes me sick,” said Dave Hutchins, owner and president of Bay Area Air Conditioning, Crystal River, Florida.


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