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Too Much of a Good Thing: How Productivity Gets Put on Ice

Ensuring that the working environment of your businesses is comfortable can provide a major boost in productivity. However, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, especially when it’s in the form of copious AC unleashed unto your workforce. With temperatures rising, it’s important to keep cool, …

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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 all systems are performing properly? What if you could manage your buildings from home with your own laptop or even …

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Should I Repair or Replace My Commercial Rooftop System?

There are over 10 million rooftop units in the United States and many of those are over 15 years old. Making the decision to repair or to replace your rooftop system can be difficult for any company. Many will look at the immediate price tag but doing so may cost …

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Office Temperature Affects Employee Productivity

We’ve all witnessed it, office spaces littered with sweaters, space heaters and personal fans. Large buildings can be difficult to heat and cool and, whatever the temperature setting, leave employers with rampant complaints from personnel. An employer’s first inclination might be to tell the staffer to, “Deal with it”, but …

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Why Should Companies Choose Owens?

Businesses need to make a lot of decisions to run efficiently including how to maintain their energy management systems. Owens offers companies professional service and peace of mind, but that’s not all we offer. Here are a few reasons why companies should choose Owens Companies for their service needs. Experience …

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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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