COVID-19 - 4 Low-Cost HVAC Steps to Mitigate Coronavirus in Your Building


4 Low-Cost HVAC Steps to Mitigate Coronavirus in Your Building

  While there is no guaranteed way to eliminate all pathogens from the air in your building, there are some steps you can take to reduce the chances of spreading them through your building via your HVAC system: Clean and disinfect your HVAC components Install MERV-13 filters Install in-duct air ionizers Optimize the fresh air [...]

By | May 6th, 2020|Business, HVAC, Planned Maintenance, Safety|Comments Off on 4 Low-Cost HVAC Steps to Mitigate Coronavirus in Your Building

2018: Buy HVAC Equipment, Reduce your Tax Bill this Year!

HVAC Now Qualifies for Section 179 Small Business Expensing US Tax Code Sec. 179: A taxpayer may elect to treat the cost of any section 179 property as an expense which is not chargeable to capital account. Any cost so treated shall be allowed as a deduction for the taxable year in which the section 179 property is placed in service. [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Business, HVAC|Comments Off on 2018: Buy HVAC Equipment, Reduce your Tax Bill this Year!

Facilities Management Success: 13 Areas of Focus for the Future

ServiceChannel, a provider of facilities management software used in over 170,00 locations around the world, has recently published an e-book titled "What You Need to Know to Succeed in Facilities Management in 2020" Check it out here. My synopsis is that, like many industries, Facilities Management will be transformed by technology. Data will drive two trends: Visibility [...]

Sales Tax Changes Coming March 1, 2016

  Taxation of additional Repair, Maintenance and Installation services - Taxes will apply to equipment attached to the building. Agreements signed before March 1, 2016 lock-in the tax plan that only taxes freestanding equipment for the term of the agreement. In a Nutshell: Service providers used to collect State sales tax only on the work performed to equipment that [...]

By | February 9th, 2016|Business, HVAC, Planned Maintenance|0 Comments

Behind-the-scenes training video

Our Technicians Receive Continuing Education All Year "People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed." -;Samuel Johnson, English author, critic, and lexicographer (1709-1784) In this video snippet, you can see our technical team watching field supervisor Chris Pease perform a thorough cleaning of a rooftop condenser coil. He's explaining that even though [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|Business, Employees, Hiring|0 Comments

Mentoring the Next Generation of Technicians

Twenty-year veteran Technician Chris Pease and current Wake Tech student Matthew Herman speak to a class at Wake Tech. The guys were invited to share their 'a day in the life' stories of what it's like to work in the HVAC and Refrigeration industry - and at BlueHat Mechanical. Chris discussed his experience working for [...]

By | March 9th, 2015|Business, Employees|0 Comments

What it’s like working at BlueHat Mechanical

At BlueHat we pride ourselves on being a good place to work.  We are a small enough company that you can have a personal relationship with everyone in the company, yet we are run by professional managers who have been around the block a few times.  We have a strong customer focus and sense of ethics. [...]

By | July 23rd, 2014|Business, Employees, Hiring|0 Comments

The Raleigh Area is a Great Place to Live and Work

I've lived in Seattle, New York, Michigan, and visited many other places, and this is by far my favorite place to live.  It's small enough that you can easily get around, yet large enough to have the things you need and want.  The people here are nice. The schools are good.   You can live outside of [...]

By | July 22nd, 2014|Business, Employees, Hiring|0 Comments

Noisy Vibration Leads Contractor to Hire us to Fix Problems on New Project

We were hired by a national HVAC company to work on several systems they had installed at an assisted living development in Raleigh.  A noise issue was preventing the facility from selling an apartment which was located directly under some of the rooftop system.  The vibration from those systems was causing a resonance in the [...]

By | May 8th, 2014|Business, Commissioning, HVAC, Noisy Compressor|0 Comments

When you’re Green, you’re Growing…

As McDonald’s founder Ray Croc famously said “When you’re green you’re growing and when you’re ripe, you rot.”  We take that to heart at BlueHat Mechanical. In fact, ‘Continuous Learning’ is one of our core values. Last week, the BlueHat management team attended ACCA2014 – the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s annual business solutions conference [...]

By | March 27th, 2014|Business|0 Comments