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May 25, 2016

Water Rates Rise- Best Practices for Cooling Towers

Water and wastewater costs have risen at a phenomenal rate over the last six years. At the same time, the cost of electricity has stabilized, and in some areas actually decreased slightly. In the past, conventional chilled water/cooling tower air conditioning was the norm for large facilities. With all the new concern with Legionella, the […]

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May 17, 2016

2016 Boiler Buyer’s Guide Released

The American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA)  released its 2016 Buyer’s Guide in May. Each year, this guide is distributed to customers and supply-chain partners at POWER-GEN and the AHR Expo. This free publication is the comprehensive list of products and services from ABMA member companies. To view the guide of member products and services click […]

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February 25, 2016

Taking Advantage of Outside Air to Reduce HVAC Costs

Depending on local climate and the amount of air being re-circulated in a building, conditioning outside air may account for a significant portion of cooling load. Spaces that can hold many people at one time such as a theater or auditorium and those that cannot recirculate air due to tasks being performed spend a lot […]

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August 6, 2015

Overlooked Energy Efficiency Fixes for HVAC Systems

You’ve heard the usual energy-saving advice: Use light sensors, turn off equipment when not in use, use Energy Star products, etc. but there are three low-cost, energy-saving strategies that should be performed on your HVAC systems that are often overlooked. Economizer Dampers – When performing energy audits, Continuum Services often finds the dampers that manage […]

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