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Poor Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is the quality of air within and around buildings. Common air pollutants can cause many health concerns and discomfort for occupants. Short term health effects include irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Continued exposure could cause symptoms of diseases such as asthma may begin. It is important to pay attention to the time and place these symptoms occur. If symptoms fade or go away when not in the affected area, steps should be taken to improve indoor air quality. Long-term effects may include respiratory or heart disease and even cancer. It is important to improve indoor air quality in your home or office even before symptoms are noticeable.
Don’t be spooked. We’ve got a solution for you. BCS Parts is contracted to sell RGF environmental products that are designed to improve indoor air quality and occupant health: http://www.rgf.com/air-purification/. We can help you take control of your health.
High Energy Bills
Is your energy bill killer? Here are some tips to reduce and preserve.
Get an energy audit done. Hire an energy audit company to assess your energy usage. There are probably some ways you can be running your existing equipment more efficiently.
Use the hibernation feature on computers and laptops. The hibernate feature allows you to save existing work as it is and continue from the same point the next day. You can schedule your workstation to go into hibernation mode in the evenings and on weekends.
Switch off equipment when not in use. Switch off all printers, scanners, microwaves, lights, air conditioners, coffee and vending machines during weekends and holidays. To completely turn these items off, they need to be unplugged as they continue to draw power even when they are plugged in.
Take advantage of tax breaks for energy efficiency. Help ease the burden of energy bills by buying energy efficient products that can save you money on bills and taxes. Find out more about tax breaks for energy efficiency here:
Tax Deductions Available for Using Energy Efficient Equipment
Keep control of your heating and cooling. Keeping the office at one degree cooler or warmer can reduce power usage by 10%.
Lack of HVAC Maintenance
You might think you are saving money by skipping the cost of inspection and maintenance, but if you’re not maintaining your HVAC system, sooner than later it may turn into a real-life monster.
There are several things that could go wrong from easy to fix issues to mechanical failures, gas leaks, refrigerant leaks and more. You’re dealing with a mechanical system that incorporates liquids, electrical circuits and moving hardware, there is an endless list of potential problems that could arise.
Is your building haunted by these HVAC horrors? Let us track down those ghosts and goblins for you. We are certified in providing solutions for your scariest building needs.