Energy Efficiency

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC Systems are Tops in Efficiency

BlueHat is now a Samsung Preferred Dealer! VRF systems move refrigerant around a building instead of heated or cooled air the way a traditional system does. Variable Speed Compressors Standard compressors are either 100% off or 100% on - wasting energy when the system may not need full compression (97% of the time in most [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Energy Efficiency, HVAC, Technology|0 Comments

Energy-Saving Tips for Auto Dealerships

Considering that auto dealerships use, on average, more energy per square foot than a typical office building (110kBTU – 93kBTU respectively), it’s important for dealers to explore all their energy efficiency options. Fortunately, there are many cost‐effective opportunities that exist for significant reductions in energy usage. These opportunities focus on auto dealership‐ specific areas of energy [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Energy Efficiency, HVAC, Roof Top Units (RTU), Technology|0 Comments

Cracked Heat Exchangers Can Introduce Carbon Monoxide into Your Building

  Inspect now before you need to heat your building.  Yes - It's still nice and warm outside - but it gets cold fast in North Carolina. For Raleigh, the average low temperature in September is 61 - and the average low in October is 48.  You'll be needing the heat in the mornings before you [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Energy Efficiency, Equipment Repairs, Safety|0 Comments

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 [...]

Save $ on the Biggest use of Power in your Building

What's Your Plan? 44% of a commercial building’s energy consumption is attributed to its HVAC systems. It is important to properly maintain these assets to reduce energy use and reduce total cost of ownership. Maintenance Approaches Currently Implemented in Commercial Buildings (2000 US DOE Study) 55% - Reactive Maintenance Most people do almost nothing... Little if any maintenance is done (usually filter [...]

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC Systems are Tops in Efficiency

  VRF systems move refrigerant around a building instead of heated or cooled air the way a traditional system does. Variable Speed Compressors Standard compressors are either 100% off or 100% on - wasting energy when the system may not need full compression (97% of the time in most situations).  Variable speed compressors can deliver [...]

By | February 2nd, 2016|Energy Efficiency, HVAC, Technology|0 Comments

BlueHat Maintenance + SiteSage Monitoring = Next Level HVAC Service

BlueHat Maintenance + SiteSage Monitoring = Next Level HVAC Service   ENERGY DATA, ALERTS, & CONTROL The patented SiteSage system centrally controls and analyzes critical equipment, delivering enterprise-wide controls and actionable intelligence to improve equipment performance, reduce energy and maintenance costs, and enhance tenant services for portfolios of small commercial facilities.  It has been shown [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Energy Efficiency, HVAC, Technology|0 Comments

Proper Walk-in Organization is Key to Reducing Food Waste

  Our technicians (and health inspectors) have seen a lot of this lately: food at incorrect temperatures in a perfectly good walk-in refrigerator or freezer. Why? Because the food containers are either too close together or are stacked too high and are blocking the air circulation fans. The keys to circulation: Don’t over-stuff the refrigerator. Cold [...]

Energy Recovery Unit Provides Free Hot Water and Reduces Electricity Usage

We recently installed an energy recovery unit on a house in Raleigh. This device, also called a desuperheater, transfers some of the heat from the air conditioner or heat pump into your hot water tank.  It's not much to look at, but the energy savings can be substantial. Energy Recovery Unit or desuperheater with [...]

By | June 10th, 2014|Energy Efficiency, HVAC|0 Comments