Monthly Archives: February 2022

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  1. How Does a Dehumidifier Work?

    How Does a Dehumidifier Work?

    Humidity refers to the measure of the amount of water vapor present in the air, depending on the temperature and pressure of the system of interest. The higher the temperature, the more water vapor the air can hold. It indicates the likelihood for precipitation, dew, or fog to be present. And the reason why we never give it a moment's thought is basically because it's invisible! However, high humidity is one of the major reasons for uncomfortable indoor environments. This is why most businesses invest in dehumidifiers to keep the indoor environment comfortable and avoid other structural damages that are caused due to high humidity levels. In this article, we will discuss how a dehumidifier works and how you can choose one for your commercial facility.

    Where Does Indoor Humidity Come From?

    There are several sources of humidity when it comes to the indoor environment. First and foremost is from nature itself. Then, it can be linked to several daily routine activities that

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  2. Everything You Need To Know About an HVAC Air Handler

    Everything You Need To Know About an HVAC Air Handler

    If you're like most business owners, you'll understand how managing a facility's indoor environment is no less than a challenge because in the US, much like our winters, our hot and humid summers can be extreme too! And if the weather is sweltering hot, as a facility manager/business owner, you want to make sure your facility's indoor air stays cool throughout the day and ensure a good, comfortable experience for your customers and employees. This is why investing in an air handler is not a choice but a necessity.

    Not sure what they are, and you feel lost? Don't worry; here is a complete guide covering everything, from what exactly is an air handler to which one would be the best pick for your facility.

    What Is An Air Handler?

    An air handler unit, often abbreviated to AHU, is a device used to regulate and circulate air as part of an HVAC system, usually through the ductwork ventilation system.

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  3. Crawl Space Dehumidifier: Worth Your Money?

    Crawl Space Dehumidifier: Worth Your Money?

    Properties in areas with a humid climate or with limited ventilation in crawl spaces are hospitable to allergens like dust mites, mold, and mildew. This might not seem like a big deal to some, but it can cause skin and respiratory system irritation. If left untreated, that moisture can also build up, migrate up into the facility, and damage structural integrity through rotting floor joists and inviting pests. In fact, metal appliances like furnaces and water heaters are also vulnerable to moisture because they might start to erode. To combat this issue, a crawl space dehumidifier can help.

    What is a Crawl Space Dehumidifier & How Does It Work?

    A dehumidifier is an air conditioning device used to reduce and maintain the humidity level in the air. These devices work in two different ways:


    Warm, moist air is sucked in through a grille using an electric fan from one side of the unit. The air

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  4. Reasons & Ways To Reduce Humidity In Your Facility

    Reasons & Ways To Reduce Humidity In Your Facility

    For any business owner or a facility manager, one of the most important things is to ensure comfort for their customers and employees. But during the summer months, humidity levels significantly rise, and maintaining a comfortable environment can become a challenge.

    High humidity levels come with several problems. This article will discuss a handful of reasons and ways to reduce humidity in your facility.

    Why It Is Important To Reduce Humidity In Your Facility?

    1- Growth Of Mold and Microbial

    High humidity levels create the best conditions for mold and microbial to grow. If the growth of such microbes is not controlled, they can have a drastic effect on your health and leave you sneezing and rubbing your eyes. In many severe scenarios, they can also cause problems like asthma in children and trigger allergies.

    2- Dust Mites

    Microscopic bugs such as dust mites find

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  5. Amana PTAC 12,000 BTU: Review

    Amana PTAC 12,000 BTU: Review

    A PTAC (packaged terminal air conditioner) is a ductless, self-contained, commercial-grade air conditioning unit. It is installed directly through a wall to cool and heat small to medium-sized spaces. You might have seen one of these under the window of your hotel room or in the motel you stopped by at. But did you ever notice why PTACs are so commonly used in commercial facilities? Well, the answer is pretty simple - they are very cost & energy efficient and easy to maintain. This is why most hotels, motels, hospitals, senior residential facilities, multi-family properties, and apartments have these units installed.

    While several PTAC brands are available in the market, most businesses choose Amana PTACs for their facility. In this blog, we will deconstruct the reason for this choice and review one of their best-selling models - Amana PTAC 12000 BTU (PTH123G35A).

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  6. Kitchen Cabinet Ideas for 2022

    Kitchen Cabinet Ideas for 2022

    With all the lockdowns post covid, you must have spent a lot of time at your home and started noticing several things that require an update; including the kitchen. In this blog, we will cover some of the most trending kitchen cabinet ideas to inspire you and help you give your kitchen a fresh, neat, and welcoming makeover.

    Cottagecore Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

    If you're looking for a timeless and budget-friendly way to add warmth to your space, you need to consider the latest social media hype, Cottagecore, which is all about admiring, embracing all things handmade, natural, and pastoral. The origin of this cozy aesthetic traces down to old fashion, all-natural English countryside cottages that embodied simplicity and harmony with nature. This aesthetic incorporates neutral tones and wood accents.

    Here are some cottagecore trends that we're loving for 2022.

    Earth tones


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  7. Gas Furnaces: Efficiency, Maintenance and Replacement

    Gas Furnaces: Efficiency, Maintenance and Replacement

    Gas furnaces are a class of HVAC equipment that rely on gasoline to warm an entire facility. These heating systems, that typically use LPG or natural gas, have been developed to become surprisingly efficient over the years. They operate by using a careful distribution of ductwork and a system of coils known as a heat exchanger to warm a building evenly.


    These are large systems that are fixed permanently in a building which is why an HVAC professional must first take into account several calculations. These include:

    • Inspecting a building’s insulation.
    • The placement of the furnace based on the space available.
    • Taking care of gas and electrical lines.
    • The removal of previous HVAC equipment in some cases.
    • That the ductwork is suited to the furnace.

    The installation process of gas furnaces is rather invasive which is why it is important that every calculation is taken a

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