There are many different options for providing conditioned air to a space. One possibility is a Direct Expansion (DX) System.
A DX system uses a refrigerant, a compound that changes phases from a gas to a liquid and back, to move heat indoors to outdoors or vice versa. (more…)
LED light fixtures are becoming the industry standard and will likely replace fluorescent lighting.
With the energy efficiency and relatively small size of LEDs, lighting manufacturers have a tremendous amount of flexibility to create different shapes and sizes of light fixtures. But with all of the advantages of LED light fixtures, there are always some disadvantages. (more…)
Have you walked outside recently and felt sticky as sweat starts to bead up on your forehead? In the summer, the relative humidity can seem unbearable. The HVAC field involves more than the acronym H (heating), V (ventilation) and AC (air conditioning) indicates. A key factor in human comfort is humidity control.
With spring approaching, everyone is excited by thoughts of sunny days and the absence of snow. Although you may be ready for this change in weather, it’s important your air conditioner is too. Some preventative measures can be taken to help prolong the life of an air conditioning system. (more…)
Allegheny Design Services’ Senior Mechanical Engineer, David Cotton, presented at the February 12th West Virginia ASHRAE Chapter and WVU Student Branch Joint Meeting. (more…)
Data centers and IT rooms are where an organization’s IT equipment is housed, operated and managed. IT equipment generates heat and will malfunction or fail when the heat is not removed. This is where effective computer room cooling comes into play.