Digital Taggers Hope to Drag HVAC Into the Future

Despite the rise of high-efficiency furnaces, quiet A/C units and technology like digital thermostats with programmable temperature profiles, HVAC maintenance is stuck in the past.

iStock 000003056833Small photo (hvac )That’s the argument of Alex Rangel, co-founder of HVAC management software company Ravti, which has high hopes of modernizing the industry. And it’s a big industry – the global HVAC market is valued at over $77 billion this year alone, according to market research firm IBIS World. So what does Ravti bring to the table?

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Moldy Oldies – Time for Immediate Remediation?

When the New Paltz, NY planning and zoning secretary went into the basement of the town hall she expected to return with a handful of old records. Instead, a massive colony of black mold sent her running back upstairs with a constricted throat and red eyes.

iStock 000011868916Small photo (industrial cleaning indoor air quality 2 )Now town officials are trying to decide if it’s worth remediating the facility or if it’s time for total destruction. But could this problem have been avoided?

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Video Podcast: Ammonia as a Refrigerant in Food Processing and Distribution

After over five years of publishing the Just Venting blog, we noticed the topic “ammonia as a refrigerant” has been hugely popular year after year. So it stands to reason our first video podcast would revolve around this very topic.

Recently, we had a chance to chat with Jeremy Williams, directing manager of the Garden City Ammonia Program (GCAP), which provides hands-on ammonia refrigeration operator training. Jeremy offers critical insight about the history of industrial ammonia use, some key benefits of this naturally-occurring substance and a brief look at ammonia’s future in the industry. Listen in, and discover the benefits of ammonia as a refrigerant.

Going Green? Your Restroom Cleaning Plan

Think your restroom is clean? Think again. Public and commercial bathrooms contain “too many bacteria to count.”

iStock 000039027108Small photo (vapor steam cleaners industrial cleaning green building green technology )That’s the designation applied when there are more than 250 colony-forming units per millimeter – in the case of high-traffic restrooms, the number approaches 1000. Yuck.

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HEPA, HEPA, Hooray – Your Guide to Industrial Vacuum Applications

High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are now typical components of both residential and industrial vacuums. Unfortunately, not all HEPA filters are worth celebrating – poor manufacturing or improper use can lead to all manner of micron matter madness.

iStock 000032863646Small photo (industrial vaccuums )Here’s what you need to know when it comes to choosing HEPA vacs for industrial use.

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