Technology

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

Facilities Must Collect More and Better Asset Information

Self-reporting assets connected to the 'Internet of Things' are the holy grail - but these solutions can be expensive. You could work with a partner who does it for you.  Why it is Important Physical assets are one of your company’s largest investments and your business depends on deploying them efficiently.  An effective maintenance program [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Equipment Repairs, Technology|Comments Off on Facilities Must Collect More and Better Asset Information

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 [...]

Beverage Temperature Matters – How Glycol Systems Chill

According to the Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Military Nutrition Research, "The available data clearly show that temperature can be an important variable in flavor perception...". The bottom line seems to be that "...as temperature rises, perceptions of sweetness and bitterness tend to intensify, and perceptions of sourness and saltiness tend to remain the same..."  The [...]

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

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

See how we manage service delivery to provide a great customer experience

At BlueHat Mechanical we use ServiceTrade, a cloud software for managing service delivery, to keep track of everything we do. Check out the video to see how this benefits our customers and our company.

By | March 9th, 2015|Technology|0 Comments