March, 2022

Welcome March!

Are you excited for March Madness? It's finally that time of year when college basketball sweeps the country. People everywhere are filling out brackets and gearing up to see who will win the NCAA tournament.

While fans quickly fill the arenas on game day, there is a lot going on behind the scenes to maintain a comfortable climate. Keeping these massive structures at the right temperature from start to finish is a huge undertaking. Read on to find out how technicians play a major role in making each game a success.

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These Tech Companies Are Helping to Solve the Construction Worker Labor Shortage
The labor shortage has for months been among the most excruciating pain points for U.S. companies. No sector has felt the sting more than American small business. In September, the National Federation of Independent Business reported 51% of small business owners acknowledged being unable to fill job openings. That’s more than double the 22% historical average.

Sports Arenas: The Ultimate HVAC/R Challenge
What do concerts, basketball, ice hockey and boxing all have in common? HVAC/R.

These all occur in massive indoor arenas. And a lot can go wrong without indoor climate control. Think warm beer, stuffy air and even MVPs like Lebron James stuck out on the sidelines with leg cramps.

Sometimes referred to as a Swiss army knife, sports arenas host an array of different events in a short span of time: the floors may be switched from ice for hockey to hardwood for basketball to stages for concerts.

The Stack Effect: How It Works and Impact on Energy Efficiency
Stack effect is air movement caused by thermal differences. Higher-temperature air is less dense than cooler air. As the warmer air rises, it creates a pressure difference, with lower pressure below and higher pressure above. In buildings during the winter, the lower pressure allows cooler air from outside to move into the bottom floors. The temperature of the cooler air starts to increase, continuing the cycle. During summer or in warmer climates, the stack effect is reversed. The hot air outside enters the upper portion of the cooler building and creates a draft down.

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. 

Katilyst also offers premier project management and consulting services at any stage of your project. We pay close attention to detail while offering flexibility, a fresh perspective, and experienced personnel. Katilyst strives for the highest level of productivity and enthusiasm at all times.  

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