HVAC – Heating and Cooling Tips

As Spring approaches, we would like to give you a few tips to help prepare. Here are a few suggestions:

If you have an outdoor unit, make sure to clear away all debris that could have built up over the last few months

Replace or upgrade all HVAC filters

Test to make sure your cooling function is still operational

Invest in a smart thermostat Most importantly, call AME to have one of our technicians perform a maintenance check on your system.

QC Terme Wellness Center

AME is excited to be working on the QC Terme Wellness Center which is expected to open in 2021. This luxury wellness spa will be located on historic Governor’s Island, NY in Building 111 and 112. This spa will be a lovely addition to this unique area. Our team will be providing a full BMS with custom 3D graphics, alarming and trend monitoring. Below are links to the spa website and site rendering. We will update you with pictures as this project progresses so, make sure to watch for future posts on this incredible new project. 

Honeywell Spyder® Model 5 Controller

As you know by now, AME works with only the best in the industry. When one of our partners launches a new innovative product that will provide our customers with more efficiency and save them money we are happy to share it with you. The Honeywell Spyder® Model 5 unitary controllers offer you speed, flexibility and are scalable to any application.

The versatility to control more systems

  • First unitary controller that can be freely programmed with Niagara 4, supporting online changes via MS/TP
  • Relay Output come standard for faster, simpler wiring and eliminating the need for external relays in most cases
  • Supports HVAC and fast light/blind solutions via internal I/Os
  • 24-hour data backup protects against loss of project data
  • Built-in 24VAC power output eliminates the extra cost of an external power supply
  • 4 Mbyte flash memory
  • Sylkbus support (TR40 & TR42)
  • No license required

Hudson County Schools of Technology, Frank J. Gargiulo Campus

Our AME team was thrilled to be a part of this 350,000 square foot technologically advanced high school in Secaucus NJ. This high school educates nearly 2,000 students and has over 70 classrooms and specialty spaces on the leading edge of technology.  We were able to provide a turnkey Honeywell building automation system with N4 front end for this facility that opened in September 2018. The Frank J. Gargiulo Campus has also received LEED Gold certification. Technologically advanced and Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design makes this high school one you really need to see and one our team was proud to work on. Below are some pictures of this beautiful campus.

Lower your monthly utility bill

The one thing people hate to see this time of year is the monthly utility bill. When the temperature rises so does our air conditioning usage.  Here are a couple of suggestions to help keep costs down this summer: Replace that old air conditioner. We know the cost of replacing an air conditioning unit may seem too costly, but in the long run the energy and cost savings will make a big difference. If you don’t already have one, get a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat you can manage your entire building whether you are there or not.

Do you need an HVAC Contractor?

A few easy ways to choose an HVAC Contractor for your next project are:

1). Referrals. It is always a good idea to ask business connections or friends if they know someone. Also, if you find a someone you think might be the right contractor for you next job, it is ok to ask for referrals from them and check around.

2). Search online. It seems that this is the solution for most of the services we look for. Just make sure you check references and ask for a written estimate.

3). Call AME!  Our team has the skill and expertise you need in an HVAC Contractor. We are happy to answer any questions you have and are there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Quick tips for your homes HVAC this summer

With summer around the corner and hot weather quickly approaching, is your HVAC system ready? In order to keep your system running efficiently and not costing you a fortune, there are a few things you can do. Changing your filters monthly is easy and can have a big effect on your HVAC system, removing debris around the exterior system, clearing the drainage hole around your air conditioning system and adding a smart thermostat which will regulate the temperature as well as alert you to more cost effective and energy saving suggestions are all tasks that can be done easily. As always, routine maintenance is key.

Newark Beth Israel Hospital

We are currently working on a project for Newark Beth Israel Hospital The project will include an upgrade for the Building Management System to a Niagara N4 Platform Building Management System web-based user graphics for the Chiller/Condenser and boiler plant, operating and isolation rooms. With this new upgraded system, we were able to give Beth Israel Hospital the ability to avoid blackout periods by maintaining the integrity and continuity of system operations.  A real time BMS dashboard with analytical displays will also be added to complete this project.

Commercial HVAC Maintenance

To help keep your commercial HVAC systems in great shape, AME has a few suggestions to give you.

We recommend regularly scheduled maintenance which can prevent avoidable issues, making repairs when needed to avoid more problems and when necessary, replacing your system which can save you money and create greater energy and management efficiency.

Indoor and Outdoor units have some similar maintenance checks like lubricating mechanical parts or fan belts, making sure there is no debris around or in the units and checking and repairing any damaged parts.

Our experienced technicians are available at any time to come out and check on your buildings’ system. So many issues can be avoided with proper care and maintenance.

Let us know if you would like us to come out and make sure all your HVAC systems are in perfect working order before the hot weather begins.