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The High Cost of Boiler Scale: The Importance of Good Water Treatment

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Boiler scale is a significant issue impacting energy efficiency and operational costs in various industries. In a brief segment from Chem-Aqua‘s series “Water Solutions,” some light was shed on the costly consequences of scale deposits in steam boilers. Host Gabrielle Bejarano emphasized the imminence of effective water treatment strategies to mitigate these costs. […]

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Your Dirty AC Coils Could Be Costing You Big Time

Author: ChemAqua In the latest episode of Water Solutions by ChemAqua, a critical aspect of air conditioning maintenance is brought into focus. This discussion sheds light on how overlooked AC coil cleaning can lead to significant costs and efficiency losses. The episode centers on the often-neglected task of cleaning air conditioning coils, which are […]

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Recycling COW Water in Boiler and Cooling Tower Systems

For the latest episode of ChemAqua’s Water Solutions podcast, the focus was on an innovative approach to water conservation in the dairy industry. The show examined the potential of reusing Condensate of Whey (COW) water, a byproduct of dairy processing, and highlighted some of its economic and environmental benefits. The informative episode further covers the […]

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Prepare Your Cooling Towers for Winter

With winter on the horizon, safeguarding cooling towers against freezing temperatures is not just crucial for maintaining operations—it’s a strategic imperative for businesses. The cost of inaction can be substantial, ranging from operational disruptions to significant repair expenses. Chem-Aqua tells us how to prepare cooling towers for winter and navigate the cooler months without […]

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Record Summer Heat and Fire Disasters Put Modern Egress Solutions, Building Codes and Fire Safety Into Focus

In recent years, the frequency and intensity of wildfires and home fires have surged, spotlighting the need for updated building codes, fire safety, and egress solutions. The tragic wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii, which claimed 115 lives, and the alarming statistics from the NFPA’s “Home Structure Fires” report underscore the urgency of this issue. With […]

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A Well-Maintained HVAC System Helps Technicians Beat the Heat

How can business and homeowners keep their HVACs running during those hot summer months and help their technicians beat the heat? Here’s the secret: A well-maintained HVAC system will cut costs and technician workload, and keep a limited pool of techs from straining under the pressure. As summer temperatures rise, HVAC services are in […]

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Today’s HVAC Technicians Require Automation Training to Handle Smart HVAC System Technology

HVAC technicians entering the workforce need a different sort of training to handle advancements in today’s smart HVAC system technology. Smart homes of the future may autonomously diagnose issues and request repairs, but current devices face challenges in seamless communication and decision-making. A recent incident highlighted a homeowner’s struggle with rising temperatures, putting their […]

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Securing School Campuses: Harnessing Innovative Technologies
Securing School Campuses: Harnessing Innovative Technologies
February 26, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of school security, Adam Coughran, President of Safe Kids Inc., emphasizes the importance of innovative technologies and strategies to safeguard students, teachers, and staff. From visitor management systems to advanced surveillance technology, educational institutions are continuously seeking new ways to enhance security measures and respond effectively to potential threats. One […]

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Efficiency Amplified: Automatic Prior Authorizations for Seamless Care
February 23, 2024

Navigating the labyrinth of healthcare bureaucracy, particularly the prior authorization process, presents a significant challenge for both providers and patients. This process, which is designed to control healthcare costs, often ends up delaying critical care. Could the efficiency of healthcare delivery improve if hospitals with a consistent record of approved claims were granted automatic […]

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Power Up, Power On: Maximize Battery Life with Repurposing, not Just Recycling
February 23, 2024

In the rapidly evolving landscape of sustainable technology, the debate between battery recycling and repurposing is becoming increasingly significant. As we strive for a greener future, how can we best extend the battery life and utility of the batteries powering our electric vehicles (EVs) and other devices? Dr. Veronika Wright, also known as Electrified Veronika™ […]

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Smart Thermostat Technology is a Must-Have for Hotels Committed to a Sustainable Future
February 23, 2024

The drive towards sustainability within the hospitality sector marks a pivotal shift in how hotels operate and interact with their environment. Smart thermostat technology emerges as a key player in this transformation, offering more than just energy savings—it embodies a holistic approach to environmental stewardship and operational efficiency. By harnessing the power of automation and […]

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Stay Ahead of the Heat with a Proactive Approach to HVAC Maintenance
September 6, 2023

Without a proactive preventative HVAC maintenance strategy, a business could feel the heat if its AC system shuts down. Summer may be ending, but ask anyone lately, and they’ll likely say it feels like the heat will never end. Soaring temperatures had HVAC companies in Greater Cincinnati witness a surge in demand. Despite a […]

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Aspiring HVAC Technicians Today Need Tech Skills As Much As Hands-On Abilities
August 24, 2023

Smart homes and intelligent building systems are not only reshaping how we interact with our environments, but are also fundamentally altering the skill set required to maintain them. Once upon a time, HVAC technicians were chiefly concerned with hands-on capabilities and a working knowledge of basic refrigeration cycles. Fast forward to today, the age […]

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An Energy-Efficient Building Will Help Companies Earn Some Major Tax Incentives
August 10, 2023

The evolving landscape of energy efficiency and tax incentives holds tremendous promise and challenge for industries ranging from real estate to HVAC. As governments increase the value of deductions for energy-efficient upgrades and extend the opportunities to more sectors including nonprofits, businesses are gaining traction in adopting green initiatives.  However, the complex nature of […]

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Energy Management Systems…the New Edge for Sustainability-Driven Clientele?
July 28, 2023

In today’s rapidly evolving marketplace, businesses are always on the lookout for strategies that give them an edge. Beyond the obvious economic benefits, Energy Management Systems (EMS) are revealing their potential as powerful tools in fostering brand loyalty, particularly among the sustainability-driven clientele. This emerging group of consumers, passionate about endorsing environmentally conscious companies, […]

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Rising From Adversity: A Story About Perseverance And Finding Your Own Path
July 28, 2023

On this episode of Power Up with Manal, hosted by Manal Keen, the team is genuinely honored to introduce to you a true powerhouse in the world of real estate, Joseph Kimbrough, CEO of Apex Real Estate Investments. Joseph’s story of perseverance is nothing short of inspirational, as he has demonstrated an impeccable drive and […]

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Mastering Diplomacy: Success in the Modern Workspace
July 26, 2023

The art of diplomacy seems to be lost in our modern society. We are seeing a generation that struggles with workplace readiness and fails to understand what it means to exercise appropriate decorum. The workplace has always been a place of professional etiquette and respect. Yet, recently, it seems to have become a breeding […]

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Effective Communication in the Workplace Equals Better Management and Avoiding Bias
July 21, 2023

The ways we communicate and manage are being reshaped by a rapidly changing world, which is why effective communication is so important. A new episode of “Straight Outta Crumpton” featured a notable figure in the field of management and interpersonal communication, Kim Scott. The author of the popular books “Radical Candor” and “Just Work,” […]

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Unlocking the Potential of ASRS in Manufacturing Operations
July 21, 2023

As manufacturing facilities grapple with increasing demands for efficiency and productivity, many are turning to automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) to simplify operations. With the rapid integration of ASRS in manufacturing operations and workflows, it is clear that this technology is reshaping the way facilities operate. But what exactly drives this transformation, and […]

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Leveraging Third-Party Consultants for Business Growth is a Power of Extension Companies Should Utilize More
July 18, 2023

The digital economy has disrupted the traditional team structure, forcing businesses to reconsider how they operate. In the age of remote work, the trend of outsourcing to third-party consultants has been gaining momentum, enabling companies to tap into specialized knowledge without the costs associated with full-time employment. One study indicated that 59 percent of […]

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