ASHRAE has published a new standard for commercial building energy audits.
Keeping your lint exhausts clear is important, but there are other things to know about preventing laundry fires.
Continuing our review of the standards for fire safety for kitchen exhaust systems, here is an overview of the IKECA/ANSI C-10 standard.
Airways Systems became an official Aeroseal® commercial service provider in early 2017, and we’d like to share some examples of how we have been able to solve problems for our customers, get them into code, and dramatically reduce leakage in their HVAC systems.
Spring is coming and once the pollen starts to fly, it’s a great time to capture energy savings by having your units’ coils cleaned and changing your filters.
Last year we provided an overview titled, “Getting Educated About Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning." Today we’re going to provide some of the key points from the document which sets the standard in Illinois for ventilation control and fire protection of commercial cooking operations, published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and referenced in the Illinois Life Safety Code, and best known as NFPA 96.
The June, 2017 issue of Chief Engineer magazine featured a big article on Airways' Aeroseal® duct sealing service. It did a great job of describing what Aeroseal is all about -- how it works and why you might consider having it done. Check it out here!
Just about everyone who operates a commercial or institutional cooking operation understands that at some point the exhaust system needs to be cleaned because the grease buildup in the exhaust system is a fire hazard. But not everyone understands the standards that govern the design and maintenance of systems.
Keeping condenser and evaporator coils is critical to the efficient operation of an HVAC system. Over time, coils accumulate dust, dirt, pollen and other contaminants. This gets expensive in three ways: The buildup serves as an insulator, cutting down on the effectiveness of the coils. It also cuts down on the air flow. Both of these cost you money by making your system work harder. That, in turn, runs the risk of accelerating the need for repairs and maintenance. Cleaning coils is a tricky business. If you’re not careful, you can pack in the dirt, and or damage some of the parts.