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4 Benefits of Chilled Water Piping

A chilled water system is an air conditioning system that works similar to heated flooring. Instead of raising the temperature, a chilled water system is designed to reduce the temperature. The process is simple: water is cooled down to roughly 40 degrees. It is then channeled through a network of pipes that stretch along the inside the walls of a building. The purpose of the system is to cool the building down in a more efficient manner than a standard HVAC system. This method of cooling a building has many benefits and advantages.

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Heating System Styles and Options

As nice as they may be for date night, modern day America doesn't rely on wood burning fireplaces to heat the home. There is an expectation of a heating system within a house which is reliable and assures a level of comfort the homeowner has grown accustomed to. There are different means of accomplishing such a goal according to the needs of your house.

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Understanding Your AC System: 5 Components You Should Know

Think you know your AC system? Below are five vital components that make your heating and cooling unit operate smoothly.

The Compressor

The compressor is the most important element in an air conditioner. An AC compressor converts gas into liquid while assisting in the AC unit’s cooling process. The compressor is responsible for channeling the refrigerant in a continuous cycle so that the entire system is cool. The compressor also transforms low-pressure gas into a high-pressure state. In essence, the compressor performs four vital functions:

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Everything You Need to Know About Radiant Floor Heating

A radiant floor heating system generates large amounts of heat that transfer through the flooring of a home. Radiant floor heating gives you the feel of being in a warm room. It is similar to leaving an oven door open and feeling the heat radiating from the oven without being in direct contact. Radiant floor heating systems are popular with homeowners because they offer distinct advantages over other heating systems.

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Critical Inspection Areas When Buying a Commercial Building

Choosing to purchase a commercial building is a big step for your business. It’s a significant investment. One that should be completed with minimal problems, both now and in the future.

Getting an inspection is one way you can ensure that you are purchasing a business that is structurally sound. To be safe, make sure your inspector inspects these three critical aspects of your building.

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The Importance of Establishing a Routine Commercial Maintenance Plan

When it comes to operating a business, you are responsible for a lot throughout the day. You have to ensure that your employees are meeting their metrics, your vendors are keeping your business stocked with supplies, and you have to ensure your business remains profitable. The last thing you want to worry about is whether you have a roof or plumbing leak.

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4 Signs You Need a New Boiler

You are happiest in your home when everything works as it should. When you turn your heat on, it comes on. Additionally, when you want a nice, hot shower, you expect the water to warm to your liking, until it doesn’t. Boilers fail. Fortunately, most don’t fail without warning signs. If you’ve noticed any of the following symptoms, you may need a new boiler.

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Preparing Your Heater for Winter

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to be eco-friendly by putting off turning on your winter heat until you need it for the winter cold, and then it doesn't turn on. You're doing right to not use it until you need it, but you need to make sure it still works since last year before you need it again this year. Dust and moisture collect, the motor has parts which need lubrication, and your vents collect dust when not in use.

You need to prepare for this year's winter. When winter comes this year, it may be colder than you expect or perhaps have experienced in the past, and you need to be prepared for it.

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