July 2017
In This Issue

Proper Rooftop Air Conditioning Unit Maintenance is a Summertime Essential

Maintenance and Insulation's Effect on Indoor Air Quality
 
 
The US Department of Energy's Rooftop Unit (RTU) Standards require a minimum efficiency increase of 10 percent by Jan. 1, 2018 in all new rooftop air conditioning units installed in commercial low-rise buildings, and a 25 to 30 percent minimum efficiency increase by Jan. 1, 2025.

The standard will effect a variety of buildings, including schools, hospitals, big-box retail stores, and is expected to save 1.7 trillion kWh over 30 years. That translates to savings of $4,200 to $10,000 for building owners over the lifespan of a new rooftop air conditioning unit.

Source: ACHR News

Common External Causes of Indoor Air Pollution in Your HVAC System 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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There are several factors that contribute to poor indoor air quality, ranging from fuel-burning combustion appliances and tobacco products, to excess humidity and moisture in HVAC systems and mold.

According to the United States Environmental Agency, "an HVAC system that is properly designed, installed, maintained and operated is essential to providing healthful indoor air; a poorly maintained system can generate and disperse air pollutants."
  
Source: EPA.gov 
QUESTION: Aside from avoiding breakdowns, what are the benefits of keeping your HVAC system properly maintained?
 
ANSWER: A well-maintained and regularly cleaned HVAC system tends to run more efficiently, decreasing power consumption and extending its lifecycle. Regular maintenance helps find any issues and address them, before they become costly problems requiring repairs and replacements.


Air Temp Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 

1165 Front Street 

Binghamton, NY 13905 

Phone: 607-772-8362 

 

6820 Ellicott Drive 

East Syracuse, NY 13057 

Phone: 315-432-8591 

 

8181 Seneca Turnpike 

Clinton, NY 13323 

Phone: 315-735-7539 www.airtemphvac.com  

 

Greetings,

 

Summer is in full swing, so it's important to make sure your HVAC systems are properly maintained to keep them running effectively and efficiently into the fall.  

 

Problems with your HVAC system can lead to more issues down the road, including expensive repairs and replacements, uncomfortable building occupants and even damage to your building.

 

Air Temp Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

is here to help make sure your HVAC system is operating at its best to ensure your building is running efficiently and its occupants are comfortable! 

 

Proper Rooftop Air Conditioning Unit Maintenance is a Summertime Essential  
 
Rooftop Air Conditioning Units can really take a beating throughout the year.

Being located at a building's highest point usually leaves them open and vulnerable to the elements, allowing them to be pummeled by rain during the spring, summer and fall months, and winter snow in some areas. These tough environmental factors make maintenance even more vital for rooftop air conditioning units, especially during the sweltering summer months, when they tend to see high workloads.   
 
There are several things that need done to ensure your rooftop air conditioning units run at peak performance. As part of a preventive maintenance program from Air Temp Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., technicians can make sure coils, drains and filters are kept clean, electrical connections are tight and effective, and that the unit's temperature and pressure levels are functioning properly.
 
A proper maintenance program can help ensure your buildings' rooftop air conditioning unit is functioning properly during the hot summer months.

Maintenance and Insulation's Effect on Indoor Air Quality 

Gaps or damage to your building's HVAC ductwork insulation may be keeping your HVAC system from running at its peak performance.

Installing insulation on the outside of ductwork serves several purposes - it helps your system respond to environmental changes and reduces heat loss or gain, and controls condensation while the systems is operating. It also serves as a sound dampener, keeping any potential noises from the HVAC unit at bay.

Improperly installed or missing insulation can lead to problems throughout your HVAC system and ductwork, and building. When duct insulation is missing or improperly installed, condensation can gather and cause leaks, keeping your HVAC system from working efficiently, driving up utility costs. It can also cause leaks in ceilings and walls, or even lead to an infestation of mold.
 
A regular inspection of ductwork and its insulation can help make sure it properly and effectively installed, keeping your system running efficiently, which helps control energy costs
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