It’s Coil Cleaning Season!

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Finally, spring has arrived! You know what that means, rain, flowers, sunshine, allergies, and coil cleanings! Something you may not realize is one of the easiest and most cost-effective things you can do for your building is have your HVAC systems condenser and evaporator coils cleaned when necessary. Having your coils cleaned when they are dirty will most definitely cut your utility costs.

Dirty coils will not only cause your compressors to run longer and work harder than they should, ultimately increasing energy usage and utility costs, but it will also decrease component life and occupancy comfort, something no building manager wants to hear! The US Department of Energy states, “a dirty condenser coil can increase compressor energy consumption by 30 percent.”

Dirty condensers can result in a decrease of airflow, lessening the effect of the dehumidification process leading systems to potentially fail. In order to protect your units and save your bank accounts, we at The BP Group remind you that it is beneficial to have an annual coil cleaning. Remember, maintenance services are key! Once a system is damaged, it is much more expensive to fix than a simple service call would have been. We promote energy efficient and cost effective HVAC systems. Do your part and give us a call so we can provide the excellent services that will keep your systems functioning to their maximum capabilities this spring!

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Priceless Education

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Over the next few months, The BP Group will be remodeling our current facility. We are calling this project “Loading Dock Construction.” BP Management has given all BP employees the opportunity to be interactive throughout this project giving those interested an in depth understanding of what is involved in all aspects of a project from conception to completion. BP is enthused to give this exciting opportunity to eager employees whom are curious to learn beyond their day to day workload.

Being that all of our employees have a heavy and demanding workload, there is no obligation to be involved in this renovation project. This is considered an extra activity to broaden the horizons of our employees over the duration of approximately two months. Those determined to further their knowledge and skill set will be exposed but not limited to design build, general construction, general construction scheduling, coordination of all trades, communications within BP and communications with all sub-contractors & vendors.

We are a company that works on construction sites every day. Being that we have an internal project, the BP Management Team wanted to seize the opportunity and offer a learning experience that doesn’t come around very often. Understanding all aspects of a construction project being led by industry experts is truly a priceless experience. We look forward to the roll-out of this project and want to take a moment to thank those who have showed interest and volunteered to be involved in advance!

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Local Law 12: Reducing Energy Consumption

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Local Law 12 was brought into effect on October 1, 2014. The law made it mandatory for pipes that are exposed during alteration or repair, to be properly insulated to the extent required by the New York City energy conservation code. This article states that the entire length of pipe that is exposed must be insulated, along with any additional length of concealed pipe that is directly accessed through openings created throughout the duration of the work.

Just like many things, there are some exceptions to this law. These exceptions are stated on the document as follows:
1. Exposed pipe with one-inch (25-mm) think continuous coverage of existing insulation in good condition.
2. Where the length of concealed pope which may be directly accessed through openings made in the course of such alteration or repair is less than three feet (914 mm).
3. Where there is not sufficient space to insulate pipes to the extent required by the New York city energy conservation code due to conflicts with existing construction, pipes shall be insulated to the extent that space allows.

Read Full Local Law Here

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