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How Commercial Building Can Balance Uptime vs. Operating Costs

Published: September, 10 2018

As a data center, your main priority is your uptime. All your systems must be highly reliable and available 99.999% of the time and, as a North Carolina HVAC provider, AirTight FaciliTech understands that HVAC services are crucial to making this happen. After all, according to Moore’s Law, computing capacity doubles every 18 months, meaning the heat generated by updated computing equipment also rises. If your equipment is generating too much heat, it and the surrounding equipment will fail. In the data center industry, this is unacceptable.

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Understanding the Difference Between Predictive and Preventive HVAC Maintenance

Published: June, 08 2018

When servicing your commercial facility, your HVAC partner will generally encounter and implement two kinds of maintenance: preventive –– before you need it –– and reparative –– when you need it now. Preventive maintenance is obviously preferable because it helps deter occurrences of need-based maintenance; it may seem unnecessary, but it’s ultimately less expensive for you over time.

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5 Reasons an Energy Optimization Audit is Vital for Charlotte’s Commercial Buildings

Published: March, 19 2018

It’s always easier to tell where you’re going once you have a clear idea of where you’ve been. While it applies in many areas of life, that’s the basis of the energy audit we perform on commercial facilities: to see where the facility has been in terms of energy usage and efficiency in order to determine where it’s going, and how to improve that course.

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How Big Data and AI is Changing Charlotte’s Commercial HVAC Systems

Published: March, 12 2018

When you look back now at some of the predictions scientists and authors of the early 20th century were making about the time we’re living in now, it’s really pretty amazing. Not just because some of those predictions were so far off it was funny, (why isn’t there a robot maid and a flying car in every American home at this point?), but even more because of how incredibly accurate some of them turned out to be.

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Step One of Your Charlotte HVAC Upgrade is a Cost-benefit Analysis

Published: February, 19 2018

Upgrading or replacing a commercial HVAC system is going to require a large, upfront investment. High-quality equipment, expert design and installation don’t come cheap. Because of this, needed upgrades often end up on the back burner in favor of maximizing the lifespan of existing equipment. And, while there’s nothing at all wrong with getting the most out of what you already have, sometimes it’s not the most cost-effective option.

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If Operational ROI is a 2018 Goal, Benchmarking for Your Charlotte Building is Key

Published: February, 12 2018

If you are operating a commercial facility larger than 50,000 square feet, the statistics tell us your monthly energy expenses are likely consuming up to 30 percent of your total operating budget.

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Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) in Charlotte Mission Critical Facilities

Published: December, 29 2017

Mission critical facilities — data centers being the most common example — are a vital piece of the commercial infrastructure in the greater Charlotte area today. We’re proud to count many of our local data centers among the many satisfied AirTight FaciliTech customers across Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas, and we know that this segment of our customer base is going to continue to experience rapid expansion in coming years as more and more of our economy goes online.

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Liquid Cooling - The Next Step in Data Center Heat Management?

Published: December, 22 2017

As one of the leading commercial HVAC service providers in the greater Charlotte area, we’re proud to count many of the area’s growing data centers as satisfied customers. They’re considered mission critical facilities because, in many cases, entire businesses — and the livelihoods of thousands of employees — depend on the communication and transactions that flow through those data centers every day.

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How to Manage HVAC Repair Costs for Charlotte Buildings

Published: November, 13 2017

As a commercial facility manager in the greater Charlotte area, one of your main responsibilities is to make sure all the mechanical systems in your building are functioning properly and well cared for, so tenants and employees can be comfortable, safe, happy, and productive. While creating or approving budgets may not be your direct responsibility, it’s safe to say the building owner would like to keep costs under control. So, you need to be concerned about budgeting too.

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The Facility Manager’s Planned Maintenance Guide for Charlotte Commercial HVAC

Published: November, 07 2017

As a commercial building owner or facility manager, you probably tend to think about your HVAC system in terms of the capital expenditure involved in upgrading or replacing it, or the inconvenience and expense involved in emergency repairs. That certainly makes sense, because those are real concerns. However, the most important aspect of professional HVAC care is actually what happens in between those major events:

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