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For Immediate Release McCormick-Allum Publishes New Website with Expanded Content New website highlights local Springfield Ma area HVAC projects and helpful articles Springfield, Ma—McCormick Allum, a Springfield based HVAC contractor, has launched a newly improved website. The website features ...
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Indoor Air Quality

​I.A.Q.HVAC systems should be designed to deliver clean conditioned air to the industrial and non-industrial spaces while also removing internally generated contaminants.Chemical, biological, physical and ergonomic hazards should all be evaluated and controlled.
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Energy Cost

Managing your energy costBuilding Operating CostManaging energy cost is vital to reducing the operating cost of a building.Basic energy management would include controlling energy systems use, purchasing lower cost energy, maintaining your existing systems at optimum performance or replacing them ...
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Temperatures

Maintaining your indoor space temperatureProblems maintaining your space temperature can be caused by many variables. Below are a listing of a few:Thermostat temperature settings too high or lowHVAC equipment under or oversizedMechanical problems with the HVAC equipmentSingle t’stat control for ...
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Building Pressure

Negative and positive pressures in a buildingPressure problems in buildings are often caused by adding exhaust to remove contaminants and not providing adequate outdoor air to make up the exhaust air quantities.Essentially the building is being put into a vacuum by the exhaust. The outside air is ...
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Humidity

Control of humidity through humidification and dehumidification systemsHumidity is the moisture content in the air.Air at a given temperature can hold just so much moisture. Anything over 100% will give us condensation or rain.Relative humidity is a percentage of that 100% capability.Higher ...
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Ventilation

Outside air used for ventilationVentilation air is required to properly condition a building. Some of its uses are for people, contaminant control, make up air for exhaust, and pressurization.The uses are varied but critical to maintaining a quality environment in your space.Additional information ...
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Electric vs Gas Fired Steam Humidifier Operating Cost

Comparison of electric versus gas fired humidifier energy costElectric Steam HumidifierThis system uses electricity to heat the water and create steam. Internal replaceable steam cylinders with an electric grid are used in most of the manufacturers units.Gas Fired Steam HumidifierTypically a ...
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Portable Air Conditioners or Spot Cooling

Alternative to Large Area Manufacturing CoolingPortable Air Conditioners or Spot CoolingPortable air conditioners and small spot cooling ducted systems are utilized to provide individual cooling for workers and or equipment. These provide relief for operators at their workstations increasing ...
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HVAC Heating & Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance

HVAC Heating & Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance​Problems Associated with Poor Heating & Air Conditioning MaintenanceFiltersDirty filters cause low air flow, waste of energy and leads to compressor failure.Evaporator Coil (Indoor Cooling Coil)Dirty coils decrease system efficiency, water ...
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