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Modular: Pieces of a Broken Whole?

The Drawbacks of Modular Design

Modular AHUIn today's fast-paced world, managers are constantly looking for ways to expedite projects. Instead of starting from scratch, using modular or partially-assembled components can save time.

The Energy Efficiency Industry Cools Off

Leaky Air Handlers Energy Efficiency

With budgets stretched thin and new construction at a simmer rather than the rapid boil of years past, many facilities managers are looking for ways to modernize their existing buildings. Once they look past the usual suspects of inefficient lighting and wasteful water use, where should they turn?

Live for Their Win

A member of my sales team recently landed a great sale after a full year of working on an account.  It’s a great sale for a number of reasons: Obviously, for us, it’s great for the sales numbers and it validates what we (especially this sales person in particular) have been working on for a year.

Solution Selling and What's Best for the Customer

At MonMan, we've always been fanatical about providing solutions for our customers, well before "solution selling" became a catchphrase. It wasn't a catchphrase for us; it was just the way we thought we should do business.

While our competitors were frantically trying to get every single sale, trying to create an assembly line of customers (mere numbers to them), we were trying to create lasting relationships. When we couldn't provide exactly what the client wanted, or what we thought they needed, we would refer them to someone who could.

Legionnaires’ Outbreak Highlights Critical HVAC Systems

A recent outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease, commonly associated with contaminated HVAC and Hydronic systems, highlights the importance of proper HVAC design and maintenance.

At least 102 people have been infected with Legionella pneumophila bacteria in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The source of the bacteria is believed to be a contaminated cooling tower in a government building.

Why Humidification?

Today's high tech environment requires meticulous control of humidity to eliminate static electricity, ensure quality manufacturing processes, preserve precious documents and works of art, and provide comfort while adhering to Indoor Air Quality standards. The specific reasons to humidify are as numerous as the applications, but the purpose is common across the board: to eliminate problems that can damage products, ruin buildings, or jeopardize health.

When RH reaches levels below 35%, static electricity may develop on surfaces and materials. Static electricity is not only annoying; it can wreak havoc on computers by burning microchips, and wiping out memory cards. Elimination of static electricity also greatly reduces the risk of solvent fires in the printing industry - commercial presses develop extraordinary amounts of electricity at the roller and ignite solvents in the ink wells. And if you ever wiped your finger across your television screen you know that static electricity attracts dust, a real problem in the plastics and films manufacturing process where dust can ruin a product or in the healthcare industry where dust can kill.
 

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