HVAC Factor Column

Industry experts write about maintenance/operations strategies, equipment and service trends, and overall concerns related to HVAC and facility management.

The HVAC Factor: The Mounting Case For MCPs

Modular Central Plants (MCPs) could pay off in four markets that are poised for growth.

The HVAC Factor: Water Treatment Services

Selecting a provider for cooling tower and related equipment operations should be based on the facility

The HVAC Factor: Radiant Cooling

Increasingly paired with radiant heating, this hydronic system can greatly reduce energy consumption in the right scenario.

The HVAC Factor: Maintaining Comfort In A Changing Environment

During facility renovations, renting HVAC equipment can play a key role in a smooth project.

The HVAC Factor: Moisture Management

Cooling and ventilation parameters are key to maintaining proper indoor air quality.

HVAC Trends: The New HVAC

Smaller, more efficient packaged systems and intelligent controls are anticipated for 2010.

The HVAC Factor: Remote Monitoring Services

Depending on in-house resources, hiring an outside firm to track HVAC systems can be useful.

The HVAC Factor: The ABCs Of UVC

This technology works to keep HVAC systems clean from the inside out.

The HVAC Factor: Ductless Mini-Splits

In certain spaces, this type of system can ease the demand on a facility manager

The HVAC Factor: Watch Out For Roadblocks

Guest Contributer Karl Decker discusses three scenarios that can throw a construction project off track.

The HVAC Factor: HCFC Phase Outs On The Way

Guest Contributor Colleen Hughes explains how the manufacture of a commonly used refrigerant will cease at the end of 2009.

The HVAC Factor: The Role Of Air Filtration

Evaluating three performance factors enables facility managers to install the best filter for the job.

The HVAC Factor: Cleaning The Systems

A consistent, effectively designed program will keep HVAC equipment in top condition.

The HVAC Factor: Net-Zero-Energy Buildings

Can these types of facilities be market viable by 2030?

The HVAC Factor: Predictive Maintenance

This condition based approach to servicing HVAC equipment can help to anticipate problems.

HVAC Trends: Tomorrow’s HVAC

Managers can reduce damage to the environment and protect occupants with new HVAC technologies.

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