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Commercial HVAC, Preventive Maintenance Agreements

How to Eliminate Bad Locker Room Smell Before You Lose Customers

locker room smell

The new year’s here and that means many more people using the gym! Managers of fitness facilities know to expect record crowds at the beginning of the year. With so many new and returning customers looking to fulfill their resolutions, make sure your gym is the place everyone wants to keep coming back to. One of quickest ways to ruin a first impression is having a bad locker room smell.

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Air Time with Scott Berger, Company News

How to Make a Bigger Impact With Your Corporate Charitable Giving

charitable giving

Are you searching for just the right way for your business to give back through corporate charitable giving? Gratitude is top-of-mind at this time of year, and along with celebrating success we want to meet our philanthropic responsibility to help others who have not been as fortunate.

Opportunities for workplace giving are everywhere you look. But how can you be sure the hard-earned money you give will really make an impact?

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Commercial Refrigeration

When & How to Clean Refrigerator Coils in a Commercial Kitchen

how to clean refrigerator coils

Regularly cleaning refrigerator coils is one of the most effective ways to prevent breakdowns of commercial refrigeration equipment. The coils keep your refrigerators and freezers functioning well by releasing heat. When they get covered in dust and grime, the coils can’t do their job. Dirty refrigerator coils let heat build up that can damage wiring, motors and compressors.

Keep reading to learn how to clean refrigerator coils and how often you should do so.

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Commercial Kitchen, Commercial Refrigeration

Ice Machine Cleaning Checklist for Restaurant Refrigeration Service

ice machine maintenance

In a 2013 study by the Daily Mail of ice cleanliness at British food establishments, 6 out of 10 restaurants were found to be serving ice that contained higher levels of bacteria than the water in their toilets.

Experts attributed this finding to the likelihood that the toilets were regularly cleaned, whereas the ice machine cleaning and maintenance was neglected.

Have you been regularly cleaning and servicing your ice machine? Do you know how to clean an ice machine the right way? If you neglect ice machine maintenance or do it wrong, you’re putting your customers at risk for illness, and your restaurant at risk as well.Read more 

Commercial HVAC, Residential HVAC

Heat Pump Maintenance: FAQ and Checklist

heat pump maintenance

As we’ve talked about in our blogs all this month, heat pump technology has evolved to the point where heat pumps are growing in popularity in colder climates, like here in the northeast. You might even be considering a heat pump yourself, to:

  • Supplement another system, such radiant floor heating
  • Replace your existing heating and cooling systems with one unified solution
  • Increase your energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint
  • Lower your ongoing energy costs — plus, take advantage of the heat pump tax credit.

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Commercial HVAC, Residential HVAC

Split System Heat Pump Use in a Cold Climate

split system heat pump

If you’re in a colder climate and researching HVAC replacement systems, you may have learned about the split system heat pump for the first time.

In milder climates, heat pumps are a very common go-to HVAC solution because they provide both heating and cooling. And, heat pumps cost quite a bit less to operate than a split system air conditioner plus a separate heating system (such as a gas or oil furnace).

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