HVAC

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!

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

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 [...]

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

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

20 Ton Gas Pack Installation on Durham Retirement Home

This week we replaced an old 20 ton rooftop package unit on a retirement home in Durham.  The heat exchanger had failed on the old unit.  Since it was over 15 years old it made sense to replace it. The job went like clockwork, our crew was onsite at 6 am.  The new unit was [...]

By | December 5th, 2015|HVAC, Installation, Package Units|0 Comments

This Thermostat Setting Can Cost You Money and Make You Sick

  To Reduce Humidity, Set your HVAC fan on Auto Given the extremely humid days we've had here in NC, I'm sure you can feel that drier air is more comfortable air (and it is healthier for you too!) In the graph above, the blue line represents the dew point, or humidity, of the air. [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015|HVAC, Technology|0 Comments