Category: Automation/Energy Management

Building Automation Saves You Time and Money

Imagine it’s the middle of a Minnesota winter and a snowstorm has just shut down the whole city. How can you make sure your company’s building is warm enough and…
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What’s so Smart about a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats were considered a luxury five years ago. Now, technological advances are increasing energy efficiency (and thus cost savings) so significantly that there is an argument smart thermostats should…
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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…
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What is LEED Certified?

Short for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design, LEED is a building certification that is recognized worldwide and signifies sustainability (environmentally, socially, and economically responsible buildings). Big or small, commercial…
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Evaluating System Trending Data

Evaluating building systems data is akin to monitoring your personal finance budget. In both cases, it is important to accurately collect data on how resources are currently being spent in…
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Choose Owens as Your Commercial HVAC Contractor

Owens is the Twin Cities’ leading commercial mechanical contractor. For renovation, ongoing support, or emergency services -- we offer comprehensive solutions to meet every need. You can count on us for:…
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On Again, Off Again: A Short Cycling Furnace

HVAC systems are designed to shut off when something isn't right. This keeps you safe. When shutdown happen several times in an hour, it's called short cycling. Your furnace wants to…
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