Technician by Day, Fire Fighter by Night

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It is righteous for an individual to go to work every day to earn an honest living. It is inspirational for that same individual to offer their free time to pursue their inner passion in order to accomplish one of the greatest and most selfless acts of bravery, becoming a volunteer fire fighter. It is BP’s honor to have a true “hero”, the brave and humble, Sean Nurse, a part of our family for the past 7 years.

Sean Nurse is one of The BP Groups’ lead technicians. Not only is Nurse extremely knowledgeable in the technical aspect of the HVAC industry, but he is a reliable employee who performs at premium capability day in and day out. For the past 5 years he has also been a proud volunteer fire fighter and member of Engine Company 704 in Elmont, Town of Hempstead.

Over and beyond Sean’s everyday career responsibilities at BP, he’s devoted his time and energy to helping his community by performing fearless heroic acts with the fire department. Some of his responsibilities include, but are not limited to, putting out structural fires, responding to car accidents and natural disasters. He is CPR certified and highly experienced in search and rescue, bailout jumps, extraction, and hazmat.

In 2013, Nurse was awarded with a commemorative pin for his courageous service during the 2012 Superstorm Sandy. Additionally, he’s been a recipient of various other certificates of recognition during the course of his tenure with the department.

Sean is someone we characterize as a hero, while he humbly feels he’s just doing his job. Instead of running away from a problem, Nurse is the type of person to run towards it with a solution in mind. Problem solver, trustworthy, loyal, fearless, courageous, and strong, are just a few words that come to mind when we think of Sean professionally and personally.

We are delighted to employ individuals like Sean, someone who gives everything to all aspects of their life. Even if the whole world were blind, Sean is someone who would still find a way to impress everyone with his extraordinary ambition, courage, and selflessness. Today, we want to take a moment to say thank you to Sean Nurse. Not only are you a devoted employee, but you are a true inspiration to all of us.


Preparing for Warm Weather

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The temperature is a little warmer and the suns a little brighter. Summer will be here before you know it! You may ask, what comes to an HVAC specialist’s mind when they begin to see these changes? We have the answer… Seasonal Preparedness! It is imperative to ensure your facility is sustainable for the upcoming warm weather and summer months. One of the most important things you can do to ensure your HVAC system is running at optimal performance is preventative maintenance.

With summer just around the corner, a standard worry for our clients is higher utility costs. For many this fear proves to be true, but for those who keep their maintenances up and prepare their facilities for the upcoming season see their systems running smoothly, reduction in energy consumption, and affordable utility bills. The reality is, your HVAC systems need to be prepared for every season, but summer is definitely the most stressful should your system decide to fail. With the warmth quickly approaching, here are some tips you should follow as you prepare for optimal performance:

  1. Have frequent routine maintenances to check that your systems are ready for the upcoming seasonal changes.
  2. During peak seasons, consistently change and inspect the condition of your systems’ filters as old and dirty filters cause your units to work harder increasing energy costs while diminishing the life of your system.
  3. Regulate indoor and outdoor building sensors and thermostats to ensure your controls are responding appropriately and the real temperature is shown and upheld.
  4. Make sure you are certain your HVAC units are correct for your needs. The HVAC unit you obtain must be right for the size space to ensure its not working harder than expected to cool a space too large for its intended use.
  5. Install an EMS (Energy Management System). This can create savings in the areas of time, money, and energy for commercial buildings. The system acts as a computer-generated facility manager allowing you to have control of temperature adjustments no matter where you’re located. The system also alerts you with any problems.

Remember, a comfortable tenant is a happy tenant. Make sure your facilities are ready for whatever weather this summer may bring.