December, 2021

As we bring 2021 to a close, I think of the obstacles we have overcome to launch new projects and lead pending tasks to completion. From shipping delays to the rising cost of supplies with limited resources, I am eager to welcome the road to recovery in 2022.

This is the time of year we must prepare for colder weather and take essential steps to prevent construction pipes from freezing. On a broader scale, we should also focus on energy security as natural disasters threaten damage to commercial facilities. Both can create major setbacks unless we plan and prepare. Read on to find out more.

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As always, reach out to me with questions or inquiries. Together we can streamline your HVAC needs.

I wish you and your loved ones a blessed and happy holiday season!
How to Prevent Frozen Pipes from Ruining Your Project this Winter
During construction projects, frozen pipes are a major concern. Partially-removed insulation exposes more plumbing to the elements, and when these pipes burst they can add time, cost and arduous rework to a project.

Naturally, pipes exposed closest to the building’s exterior will be the ones you want to focus on most readily when trying to prevent freezes. You can wrap exterior pipes in extra insulating layers in addition to shutting them off. Beware of the travel of cold across materials like metal, as well. Steel beams exposed to outside, for instance, can carry cold temperatures along their length and freeze any pipes they make contact with.

Grid Resilience: Energy Security for Commercial Buildings
We’ve been discussing energy security a lot recently in the context of several devastating wildfires and other natural disasters that have resulted in infrastructure damage and power loss in the US and abroad. Community solar and microgrid systems can provide energy security to homes, hospitals, commercial facilities, and even small communities, but the resilience of the larger power infrastructure still impacts all consumers in ways both large and small.

75 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities, Games, & Exercises For Work In 2021 (Not “Trust Falls”)
Believe it or not, fun team building activities for work are critically important to the success of your business.
In fact, the personal bonds formed between team members actually give your company a competitive edge.

A Gallup study reported that engaged companies consistently outperform the competition when it comes to things like profits, productivity, and turnover. (Pretty important stuff if you ask us.) And it stands to reason – the closer you are to your co-workers, the happier you’ll be at work, and the more likely you’ll be to sacrifice your discretionary time to help them succeed.

Keeping Things Light
About the Katilyst Company
Katilyst Company is your HVAC consultant and supply partner. We work diligently to eliminate unnecessary costs for your commercial projects, repair, and maintenance efforts. Our purpose is to expedite the procurement process which leads to a happier and healthier environment for our clients. When you engage Katilyst for your Commercial HVAC needs, you can expect accurate answers along with a fast and complete solution. Katilyst is a SWaM certified micro-business with 15+ years of experience. We maintain a vast network of resources to locate all types of HVAC parts and equipment. 

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