As the owner or manager of a commercial building, you understand the importance of proper maintenance of the facility’s vital systems, including its HVAC equipment and technology. Without an effective maintenance program in place, the rigors of daily use could eventually wear out or even destroy expensive equipment that could have operated for many more years.Read More
If you went to the doctor with a sore throat, and the doctor never asked you any questions, inquired about any other symptoms, and never examined or performed any tests on your throat, how confident would you be in his diagnosis of strep throat? Chances are, you would be skeptical.Read More
There’s no denying that conducting business in a comfortable environment, where the air quality and temperature is just right, is the preferable option for any professional setting - from a large corporate office to a busy factory floor.Read More
Planning for the upcoming year’s capital expenditures (capex) is a vital piece of the budgeting puzzle that every business owner or board of directors needs to allocate time for and review closely.
Done right, it can take the stress out of budgeting for the business by laying out all expected major expenses, timing them effectively, and ensuring they’re affordable and accomplish real business goals.
Each commercial building must be run like a business in and of itself. That means maintaining a healthy balance sheet and making sure the profit/loss statements stay in the black.Read More
The very best scenario for any commercial building owner or facility manager is that you never have to worry about your building’s HVAC system. It just keeps on running smoothly and performing well, seemingly on its own.
This past week I was truly honored to be a 33+ year veteran of the HVAC – Mission Critical Environments industry.
There were a total of 11 subject matter experts, well... 10 anyway, and me, in the room and the average time in the business was about 26 years. That's a whopping 286 years or so worth of industry experience and gave us the ability to help create the future by looking back on our collective paths, mistakes, findings and experiments.Read More
Those of us who work with machinery day in and day out probably see more than our fair share of Murphy’s Law in practice. Sometimes it feels like every moving part and electronic component around us is just biding its time, waiting for an opportunity to seize up or fry.Read More
1999. Of all the things in my life that I have forgotten, both by design and by nature, one thing I remember doing a lot of in 1999 was driving. I mean, I remember driving A LOT.Read More