Indoor Air Quality

Rental Equipment is Always Available from Alpha Mechanical

When the heat set in during the biggest event of the year at Kentucky Speedway last month, Alpha Mechanical Services placed nearly a dozen pieces of equipment from its rental fleet at the Sparta facility to cool things off, from tents to garages to corporate hospitality areas. And when a western Kentucky chemical plant scheduled a shutdown for maintenance, Alpha Mechanical Services provided temporary cooling units so the plant could operate wiithout interruption. Alpha also provided a rental chiller unit…

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When the Heat is On, Take Alpha Mechanical’s Advice on HVAC

The intense heat throughout the Midwest is unprecedented. With temps rising above 100 in Louisville and throughout Alpha Mechanical Services’ eight-state coverage area, facility managers are working hard to keep buildings cool and comfortable. It’s not easy. While the temperatures have risen to a level never seen before, Alpha Mechanical’s HVAC Service and Repair department has received a record number of requests for service calls. Alpha is responding and taking care of its customers’ needs around the clock. Ron Jenkins, Alpha’s Eastern District Manager, says extreme…

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Alpha Energy Ready to Cool at Kentucky Speedway

When country music star Chris Young hits the stage before the June 30 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, temperatures are expected to be in the 90s. Alpha units like this one are ready for a hot weekend at Kentucky Speedway Before the show, however, Young will be comfortable in a tent cooled by a 17.5-ton package rental unit provided by Alpha Energy Solutions’ Equipment Rental division. In fact, Alpha will have more than a dozen Air Conditioning units on…

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How is my Building Doing?

That’s the question many facility managers are asking themselves these days, as a combination of economic pressure and environmental responsibility are forcing them to take a look at energy consumption. The Energy Print dashboard And for many office buildings, a simple tool from Energy Print will monitor energy use and provide valuable information in a dashboard any manager can view on a computer. Armed with that information, it’s easy to cut back “hours or power” and realize real savings. “The…

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Alpha Energy Offering New Honeywell Wireless Controls

Alpha Energy Solutions is marketing a revolutionary new product from Honeywell. The Prestige 2.0 Comfort System is a wireless thermostat that’s perfect for companies with multiple locations, such as retail chains and restaurants. Among its features is a wireless outdoor air sensor, which displays the outdoor temperature and humidity. The Portable Comfort Control allows users to control multiple areas from the convenience on one location. The big advantage for commercial users is 365-day scheduling and settings for times when buildings…

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PRSM Report on HVAC Reveals New Info

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) has just published its 2012 Benchmarking Report for HVAC. It revealed some interesting facts about the industry, compiled by the organization’s Benchmarking Task Force. It identified a single trade, HVAC, as the focus of this program’s efforts.  It shows the key HVAC metrics which are retail specific. Alpha Energy Solutions was a prime exhiibitor, for the first time, at this spring’s national PRSM conference in Anaheim, discussing its self-performing service with many national retail store…

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Rental Department is Always Ready

No one plans for a catastrophe, but with weather patterns presenting more and more destructive events, smart facilities managers have plans in place to get equipment in a hurry to keep their operations running. Consider the case of St. Mary’s HealthCare in Louisville. In August of 2009, a torrential rainstorm dumped more than six inches of precipitation on the city in an hour. Many essential operations, such as hospitals, were flooded, crippling their operations. At St. Mary’s, the electrical and mechanical systems were…

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Alpha Installs Large Chiller at Centre

Alpha Mechanical Service is installing a 140-ton Water-Cooled Flooded Chiller from Multistack on the campus of Centre College. While the new equipment was being installed, Alpha provided a rental chiller to cool the facility from its Rental Department. Our Chiller Division is capable of handling chiller system repair, maintenance and installation. With more than 200 years of combined field experience, our highly skilled technicians are well prepared for any chiller system service challenge 24 hours a day, every day. By providing the…

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Home Heating and Air Conditioning System Spring Maintenance

To keep your home comfort system operating properly, it is important to perform seasonal maintenance. Below is an excellent Spring HVAC maintenance checklist with tips on how to best maintain your HVAC system and reduce energy costs in your home all year around. HVAC System Maintenance Trim bushes and shrubs around outdoor units to allow at least two feet of clearance around. Remove leaves and debris from inside the unit’s top grille. Replace your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat…

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