Commercial

chiller

HVACR Contractors and Businesses Must Prioritize Chiller Maintenance

Central Chiller maintenance and service is our backbone at Owens Companies. It’s the core business our founder started 60 years ago. In recent months we have heard from our customers that our competition is telling people we are no longer in the chiller business and that we do not have …

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Understanding the “Feels Like” Temperature

The temperature on the thermostat doesn’t always match what our bodies perceive it to be. Meteorologists will talk about the “feels like” temperature, which is impacted by relative humidity, dew points, and wind. Certain factors impact the feels like temperature indoors, too. Of course, it is luckily much easier to …

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What is the Ideal Summer Temperature for a Commercial Space?

The temperature in your commercial space matters a lot. Employees depend on a comfortable work environment.  Customers and visitors are more likely to think favorably of your business if a desirable temperature is controlled. Ultimately, the temperature in your building impacts your business’ bottom line. Yet the optimal setting can …

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Four Ways to Benefit from Building Automation

The variety of occupant demands on commercial buildings is unprecedented; and building systems must respond to meet the demands in remarkable ways. For example, schools must maintain a comfortable environment for learning by day and transform to host an array of community meetings and sporting events in various areas of …

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green buildings

What are the Benefits of Green Buildings?

Most of us already know that “green buildings” are synonymous with environmental friendliness. That means they are less expensive to operate while also being better for our planet. How important that really is might be shocking. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) estimates that commercial buildings are themselves responsible for …

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