Indoor Air Quality

Alpha Energy Goes Above and Beyond on Emergency Replacement

An Alpha Energy Solutions customer was faced with a major dilemma. On Friday morning, an Alpha Energy technician responded to a service call that the customer’s building had no heat. Upon inspection, he diagnosed the problem — there were holes in the heat exchangers that kept the large public building warm. The simple fix was to order new heat exchangers.  The problem, however, was that major events were scheduled in the building starting in 24 hours, and the lead time…

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Survey Shows Alpha Energy’s Emphasis on Customer Service Pays Off

There’s a prevailing theory in business that price trumps all in terms of getting business, that among all factors affecting buying decisions, price is always the most important. However, a recent survey showed that when choosing a contractor, “Low Price” was just 8th on a list of important factors listed by customers. Alpha Energy Solutions personnel attended a seminar by Frank Basednjak, a world-renowned business coach. He pointed to other factors that successful businesses excel in, from arriving at a…

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Looking Back, and Ahead, to Success at Alpha

After celebrating Alpha’s largest-ever Christmas Party, it’s time to share some thoughts on the year just past and how much we’re looking forward to continuing Team Alpha’s success in 2013. From Gerry Lewis, Director of Sales: When Charlie Strong announced his decision to turn down Tennessee and remain as the University of Louisville’s football coach, he quoted the motivational speaker Stephen Covey: ” ‘You can buy a person a lot, but you can’t buy his heart. His heart is where…

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Alpha Closes 2012 with Sale of 1,250-Tons of Multistack Chillers

In April, an Alpha Mechanical Service crew installed a 150-ton Multistack Magnetic Bearing Chiller at Centre College, the first of its kind in Kentucky. The machine is expected to save the school more than $20,000 in energy and maintenance costs annually. Now Alpha is preparing for a Louisville installation of two Multistacks — a 750-ton unit at one location and a 500-ton unit at another. “The Magnetic Bearing technology is the future,” said Ron Jenkins, who has managed the project…

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Country Roads Mean Business for Alpha Mechanical’s Eastern Region

Scotty Holt knows some country roads. Alpha Mechanical Service’s Sales and Service representative covers a wide expanse of geography, with customers in eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio and even parts of Virginia. Alpha’s Dunbar, West Virginia office covers every square mile from Morgantown, W.Va. to Big Stone Gap, Va. (325 miles) and Snowshoe, W.Va. to Morehead, Ky. (300 miles). Holt, headquartered in Ashland, Ky., said he drives up to 4,000 miles every month. He helped launch the operation in 2007,…

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Alpha Energy’s Hellman Now Certified for Energy Management

Alpha Energy Solutions’ Dave Hellman passed the test. The test, that is, to become a Certified Energy Manager, joining just 10,500 CEMs worldwide recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers. To earn the designation, Hellman spent countless hours studying materials to understand energy-related principles and practices. He met requirements for field experience, educational achievement and passed a rigorous exam. “This is an important designation for me and for Alpha Energy Solutions,” said Hellman, Alpha’s director of Energy and Performance. “There…

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Alpha Energy Markets Innovative Rheem Rooftop Unit

It’s a simple idea, really, but Rheem’s H2AC represents an innovative way to save energy. The newly-introduced Rooftop Unit captures heat from the refrigeration circuit and uses it to heat water used in the building. Most systems expel the hot air into the exterior. One Arkansas restaurant, highlighted in this Rheem video, saved more than 30 percent on its monthly gas expense and another $3,400 in electric energy costs in just six months. “A lot of our customers, especially in the restaurant…

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Alpha Energy Among Leaders in Local Energy Management Efforts

Louisville’s Metro Government is leading the push toward energy efficiency in commercial buildings, and Alpha Energy Solutions is actively helping its customers monitor energy use and make smart decisions to use energy resources efficiently. Alpha was among about a dozen companies participating in the Oct. 11 Commercial Energy Efficiency Expo downtown, presented by the Louisville Energy Alliance. The one-day show offered facility managers opportunities to learn new practices and technology, like Alpha Energy’s Air Advice program, which identifies energy-savings opportunities. Mayor…

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The Chill is On — Remember to Check the Heat

We all know what’s coming — chilly weather. And in our business, that means it’s time to prepare ourselves, AND our customers, by making sure that furnace systems are safe and ready to go. Remember, it’s not just a comfort issue. Every year we hear on the news about fires that start because heating equipment is not operating properly. These tragedies are heartbreaking, and preventable. We came across this great story from business coach Frank Besedjnak, and wanted to share…

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One Great Day at One Southern Indiana Business Boost

Tonya Fischer, a VP at One Southern Indiana, visits with Alpha Mechanical’s Scott Pate at the Business Boost event A packed house, great location, more than 100 exhibitors, plenty of prizes and food. Those are the ingredients of a successful business building event. Throw in some gorgeous weather provided by Mother Nature and the scene couldn’t have been better. And that was exactly what happened on a beautiful fall day at One Southern Indiana’s Business Boost, the business-to-business expo for…

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