20 HVAC Industry Terms for Multifamily, Commercial, and Singlefamily Property Managers

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Feeling confused and overwhelmed when you meet with your HVAC technician? In the market for a new HVAC unit and feeling lost in the jargon? From common system types to HVAC components and efficiency ratios, here are the top terms in the HVAC industry that will help you in your purchasing and maintenance journey.  AFUE: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency measures a gas furnace’s efficiency to convert fuel into energy. This […]

Can HVAC Systems Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19?

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As the novel coronavirus and accompanying COVID-19 infection continue to dominate headlines – and rightfully so – many around the world still seek any additional information scientists can learn about the virus and how it is transmitted. After all, beneficial preventative measures can only be developed based on data. Why are some seemingly immune while […]

Property Owners Can Look to Sustainable Skyscrapers When Going Green

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Reduce global emissions by 45 percent within 12 years or else. That’s the warning the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued in 2018, and those scientists meant business. Should society fail to meet the deadline, the cataclysmic damage to the Earth’s climate could be irreversible. “We are the last generation that can prevent […]

HVAC Industry Begins Adoption of R-32 Refrigerant

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The U.S. HVAC industry has remained in limbo waiting to learn if the federal government will take further action regulating the use of hydrofluorocarbons. In lieu of government action, various manufacturers have transitioned to alternative refrigerants on their own. After the 1987 Montreal Protocol, moves began to phase out refrigerants most harmful to the ozone. […]

7 Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption by Winterizing HVAC Systems

As summer fades into fall, and the days grow cooler, we might be anxious to start heating our homes and offices. But changing from air conditioning to heat isn’t as simple as flipping a switch. Without proper maintenance, our HVAC systems are far more inefficient, wasting precious energy. To optimize energy efficiency, lower electric bills […]

Motili and PTI Security Systems Join Forces to Deliver HVAC Remote Monitoring

As a result of several internal HVAC building systems asset audit projects, it became apparent that some climate-controlled self-storage property owners and operators don’t have clear visibility into their existing HVAC assets. Many owners and operators simply do not have time to monitor their HVAC systems manually, especially at enterprise-level facilities spread across multiple cities […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System

We live in an age when tenants simply expect indoor climate control, therefore HVAC systems are some of the best improvements a property owner or operator can make. Therefore, it’s integral that we get the most out of these systems and use them as long as we can. Still, no matter how well-maintained, every HVAC […]

Three Ways to Save on Property Cooling Costs During the Hottest Months

Have you found yourself using your air conditioner more often in recent years? Climate change is causing a greater need for indoor climate control, and single-family and multi-family property owners and operators have never been more concerned about the rising cost of air conditioning. After all, running the AC too often can cause an electric […]

Five Simple Ways To Help Multifamily Buildings Go Green

More than 38 million Americans live in buildings with five or more households. That’s a lot of opportunity for energy efficiency. Going green not only satisfies tenants’ demands but adds to the overall value of a development – both reasons property owners and managers benefit from building upgrades that improve energy efficiency. In fact, it’s […]

Subscription Economy Caters to Modern Customers and Their On-Demand Lifestyles

It’s no secret that the subscription market is booming – it has more than doubled every year since 2011, rising from $57 million to $2.6 billion in just five years. In fact, in a recent 5-year time span, companies part of this subscription economy grew 900 percent faster than the S&P 500 average, 420 percent […]