The Basics About Building Automation Systems (BAS)

Learn from the Pros at Casto Technical Building automation systems (BAS) are growing in popularity among commercial and industrial property owners and with good reason. Installing a BAS allows building owners and managers to better understand what's going on in their facilities and to control equipment such as pumps, chillers, remote terminal units (RTU), [...]

By |2019-03-06T06:41:57+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Blog, News|Comments Off on The Basics About Building Automation Systems (BAS)

What is a Fire Damper and How Does it Work?

Most property owners recognize the importance of taking adequate preventative measures against fire damage, but it's not enough just to have a Fire Damper installed in your property's HVAC system. It's also essential to have these features periodically inspected and repaired and to understand how they work so they can be put to use quickly [...]

By |2019-03-06T06:43:39+00:00June 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on What is a Fire Damper and How Does it Work?

Tips for Saving Energy in Commercial Spaces

Running a brick-and-mortar commercial business can be quite an expensive affair, so it's unsurprising that many commercial business owners are looking for ways to save money without negatively impacting the quality of goods or services they're offering their customers. One of the simplest and most effective ways to cut costs without affecting customer satisfaction is [...]

By |2018-10-04T15:04:43+00:00May 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Tips for Saving Energy in Commercial Spaces

Benefits of Building Automation Services

Building automation services can save you money, improve the value of your property, and improve the safety and comfort of your work environment. What Is Building Automation? Building automation involves making your building smarter. Lights, heating, air conditioning, and security all work through a central hub to give the administrator control so businesses can monitor [...]

By |2018-10-04T15:09:45+00:00August 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Benefits of Building Automation Services

The Ill Effects of Bad Business Air Quality

Air quality is a health concern that often goes unnoticed. For business owners, designated office space often involves congested areas and shared ventilation units. For many reasons, the air at your business may be harmful for your well-being and that of your employees. Evaluating the indoor air quality of your business can help you identify [...]

By |2018-10-04T15:10:14+00:00July 28th, 2017|News|Comments Off on The Ill Effects of Bad Business Air Quality

Everything You Need to Know About Energy Benchmarking

Energy benchmarking is a process that involves calculating your energy use and comparing it to similar businesses across the nation. It’s useful for a variety of reasons, including saving energy and developing Energy Star scores, which reflect well on your business. Why Energy Benchmarking? When you measure your weight or your blood pressure, you’re doing [...]

By |2019-05-16T13:57:59+00:00July 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Energy Benchmarking

Air Quality in Hospitals

Indoor air quality is important for every building, but it’s especially vital for hospitals. It impacts patient health, staff comfort, and a hospital’s overall rating. What Is Indoor Air Quality? Indoor air quality measures how comfortable a building feels in relation to temperature and humidity. It also considers contaminants or other health risks in the [...]

By |2018-10-04T15:13:16+00:00July 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Air Quality in Hospitals

6 Things to Look for in an HVAC Tech

When most business owners have a problem with their heating or air conditioning systems, three things flash through their minds: What’s it going to cost? What’s the best way to hire someone who will get the job done right? And what if I hire the wrong guy and it ends up costing me more than [...]

By |2018-10-04T15:14:21+00:00July 7th, 2017|News|Comments Off on 6 Things to Look for in an HVAC Tech

How Preventative HVAC Maintenance Can Save Your Business Money

Who doesn't love to save money for their business? You may find that cutting costs in some areas helps you reduce the spending of money. But have you ever considered saving money on your bigger items? Think about your HVAC system. We bet you probably don't think about it often. But the fact is, you [...]

By |2019-05-16T14:00:44+00:00June 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on How Preventative HVAC Maintenance Can Save Your Business Money