Posts tagged commercial environment

Cooling With Fans

fanWhen it comes to cooling your place of business, the one thing we found in our research on behalf of your St Louis Cooling Install near Webster Groves is that fans can really help do the trick.  “You invest a lot of time, money and energy into your business, but hot temperatures can easily burn up your profits. One way to add value to your business and thus strengthen your bottom line is to set up an industrial cooling fan.”

The systems we are going to discuss here can help control odor as well as maintain the cooling of your home or commercial environment. Industrial cooling fans are almost always considered an efficient, low-tech and portable option for controlling temperature in the business setting.  In terms of cooling maintenance, there is next to none and they require little or no installation either.  They are also much more economical than most any humidifier or air conditioner.

One article elaborates to the point that, in St Louis near Webster Groves, considering the summer climate, there really is no reason NOT to consider an industrial fan as an addition to your St Louis Cooling needs.  “In fact, this type of fan is the only option that is reasonable when it comes to controlling temperatures in extremely hot locations. The benefits of these fans are most noticeable when the temperature is over 80 degrees Fahrenheit and when the humidity level is low – below 50 percent.”  There are outdoor systems as well and many people use them for St Louis Cooling near Webster Groves in their patio seating at restaurants or other outdoor style businesses.  Comfortable seating can be expanded to the outdoors almost any time of the year with these cooling solutions in place.

Drink Warm Beverages in the Winter

hot chocolateFrom your St Louis heating and cooling service near Fenton, we bring you more information resulting in our recent research on how to reduce your heating and cooling bills.  The first few post regarding this subject all covered details, for the most part, surrounding the stop of air flow.  If you have a room that isn’t being used, for example, quit maintaining its temperature unnecessarily.  If you know of any spaces anywhere that allow for heat or cold to escape (ie:  windows and doors mostly), then you would be wise to replace weather strips and install plastic (provided the windows and doors in question do not need to be opened.)

We will move onto actual hardware suggestions now, from your St Louis Cooling maintenance near Fenton MO.  From a recent heating and cooling article found online in our research, came the following advice, “Install a programmable thermostat. If you’re still using an old-school thermostat, it’s time to upgrade. There’s no reason to heat your office when nobody’s there. Programmable thermostats are relatively cheap ($25 and up) and can save you 5 to 15 percent on your heating bill. Pricier models can even be controlled via smartphone.”

When it comes to keeping employees happy and comfortable in your office space or commercial environment, do your best to move people into the warmest space in the winter and coolest in the summer.  “Change your seating arrangement. If your employees don’t feel cold, you won’t need to crank up the heat. As much as possible, position desks and other work areas away from windows and outside walls, where the air tends to be colder.”  Encourage drinking warm fluids, this definitely keeps the body warmer in the winter and will allow for lower heating costs as well.

Ice Nerds Discuss Refrigeration and Ice Types

iceSummer is coming to an end, but it will be back around soon enough and even with the cooler weather, many of us still adore our ice.  That’s right, I said ice.  When it comes to commercial environments where ice is sold and or needed for consumers, the challenge, according to your Refrigeration install in St Louis near Florissant, is to find the right machine to do the work.  One article on Hoshizaki website says the following, “The challenge for operators is to accept that no single type of ice fits every application, and since having more than one type of ice maker in house is usually cost prohibitive, achieving a balance with the best ice possible becomes the goal.”

When talking about the ins and outs of ice makers and refrigeration in general, we will cover the strategies discovered in our research on behalf of your St Louis Refrigeration Repair near Florissant and how to choose the right machine for your business and its needs.  “The strategy for choosing the right ice maker starts not with the machine but with the beverage menu. A quick-service operation’s needs are significantly different from a fine-dining restaurant or a craft cocktail bar, meaning all require unique machinery. Fountain drinks sold at a drive-thru window must be icy cold when customers receive them, not to mention easily sipped through a straw. Smaller, softer ice cubes or pellets work best here.”

You can imagine, though, that the above facts would not hold true for refrigeration or ice machine needs at, say, a bar.  Hand cut spheres and squares may be in order for those consumers paying high dollar for a top shelf drink that they don’t want diluted in any way.   “Ice is such a crucial ingredient in a great drink, yet I think it gets overlooked way more than people think,” says Ori Geshury, director of education at the Aqua Vitae Institute in Philadelphia.

Avoid Heat Buildup in Your Home

coolingCooling your home in the most effective manner, means doing all that you can to avoid heat buildup within the space you wish to cool.  This concept applies not only to your home, but also to your office or commercial environment.  Anywhere you are trying to cool, really, can benefit from some of the following information from your American Services St Louis.  “Keeping the outside heat outside, avoiding heat-generating activities, and using spot ventilation can help keep your home cool during hot days.”

You can plan ahead when working in your yard.  Landscaping can be particularly helpful when you create shade for your house to sit in.  “To avoid heat buildup in your home, plan ahead by landscaping your lot to shade your house.”  Roofs can be most helpful when designed using lighter colored material that will reflect rather than attract the heat.  When you are working with insulation, the more the better to assist in keeping the heat levels to a minimum inside your home.   Also, consider the use of a radiant barrier, say some experts online.  Here is more advice taken straight from one expert article on behalf of your St Louis Cooling Experts at American Services near Ladue.  “On hot days, whenever outdoor temperatures are higher than the temperature inside your house, close tightly all the windows and exterior doors. Also install window shades or other window treatments and close the shades.”  Shades are magnificent at blocking out direct sunlight and actual heat that radiates from outside.

Cooking can also create a ton of heat inside your home, great for winter, but not when trying to cool your home or work environment.  On the hottest days try not to use the oven at all.  The microwave is actually the least heat creating source in your kitchen when it comes to cooking.  Try using that a much as possible when attempting to use the best form of cooling in your home.


Maintenance of Wood or Pellet Heating Appliances

fireplace heating maintenanceAmerican Services, heating maintenance service in St. Louis, knows that when selecting a wood burning or Pellet heating appliance for your commercial space, it’s vital to choose the correct size for the space you plan to heat.

Also, wood burning and pellet heating appliances can cause many pollutants and chemicals in the air such as; nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, organic gases, and particulate matter which could result in health hazard when toxins reach a certain level.

Therefore maintenance performed regularly to your wood or pellet burning system is vital to the safety of your commercial environment and air quality.

It is advisable to have a certified chimney sweep-certified by the “Chimney Safety Institute of America,” inspect your chimney each year before the heating season.  This is important in order to check your appliance, all of its connecting pipes, air inlets and other parts in order to ensure they are all in proper working order.

Catalytic stoves and inserts should be inspected even more frequently-up to 3 times each year according to the recommendations of the manufacturer.

Maintenance to the outside of your heating appliance is also important.  Removal of just 1/10th of an inch of soot can improve efficiency of your unit to as much as fifty percent of the heat transfer efficiency of the metal.

Cleaning the inside of the appliance with a wire brush periodically will also help your wood-burning appliance heat your home efficiently. Even a one-tenth inch of soot can drop the heat transfer efficiency of the metal by 50%.

If you have a pellet burning appliance, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the maintenance regime.  Be sure to regularly check the motors and fans, and remove any unused pellets from the stove and the feed system at the end of every heating season.

To learn more about heating maintenance or to get a quote on maintenance for your heating system, contact us today at American Services.