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Predicting RTU Mechanical Failures

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Packaged rooftop units (RTUs) are essential to most commercial operations. They are vital to every cool ice cream shop on a hot day, warm coffee shop on a cold one, and now (more important than ever) the increased ventilation required for restarting business mid-pandemic. Because of RTUs’ key role in...
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The Cost of Aging Retail Buildings

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According to the 2019 Connex Retail Facilities Maintenance Industry Benchmarking Report, the cost of repairs and maintenance is closely related to the age of the building. Connex surveyed a wide variety of multi-site retailers and found that the average R&M budget per store nearly doubled for stores aged 11-20 years-old,...
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New HVAC Guidelines for Reopening and Reducing Risk of Viral Transmission

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Changes to the operation of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems in buildings nationwide will play a key role in the reopening of American businesses. In May, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) issued a series of recommendations aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19 once customers...
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