The Titan Air Blog

Direct Fired vs. Indirect Fired Heaters

Aug 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

In planning a new HVAC project, one of the main criteria after determining your specific heating requirements is determining your heat source. The two most common sources are direct and indirect fired heaters.

Direct fired heaters are both more efficient and less expensive than indirect fired heaters. However, there are some cases where an indirect fired heater is the better choice. Having a thorough understanding of all of the differences between these two heater types will ensure you choose the optimal solution for each project.

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Topics: Air and Energy Management

6 Factors to Consider in Choosing Direct Evaporative Cooling

Aug 11, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Direct evaporative cooling is a technology that has been used since ancient times to help control temperature, evidenced by ancient Egypt frescos from around 2500 B.C. that show slaves fanning urns of water in order to cool the rooms used by royalty. In the 16th century, Leonardo Da Vinci sketched designs for the first mechanical evaporative cooler. Of course, much has changed with direct evaporative cooling since these times and it is important to have a thorough understanding of the function of direct evaporative cooling equipment before making the decision to incorporate one into your project.

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Topics: Air and Energy Management

Summer’s Impact On Industrial HVAC Systems

Jun 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Summer and hotter temperatures often times catch us off guard. Depending on the previous season, warmer temperatures can start ramping up a month or so before we’re ready. Depending on the location, temperatures can fluctuate before the steady heat of the summer kicks in.

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Topics: Industrial HVAC

4 Issues Make-Up Air Can Fix In Commercial and Industrial Facilities

Jun 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Most facilities classified, either commercial or industrial, have a need for some type of make-up air equipment.

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Topics: Industrial HVAC

9 Reasons Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Requires Specialization

May 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Kitchens provide unique challenges for the commercial HVAC contractor because how air is handled in a restaurant or industrial kitchen affects comfort levels and air quality throughout the building. HVAC equipment and systems must be as efficient, reliable and safe as possible, but there is no one-size-fits-all HVAC solution for commercial kitchens. Here are nine reasons commercial kitchen ventilation requires specialized solutions:

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Topics: Industrial HVAC

8 Commercial HVAC Energy Recovery Tips

May 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

It’s a win-win situation when something that has traditionally been wasted can be put to good use. Being able to recover and use energy that once would have been wasted is an especially big win. Energy recovery saves money for building owners, can improve indoor air quality for building occupants and is good for the environment, which benefits everyone.

Technology and attitudes have changed dramatically over the past couple of decades when it comes to energy recovery. While energy recovery was complicated and not economically feasible in the recent past, today energy recovery is often expected from a building’s HVAC system.

Energy recovery is now possible in both the heating and cooling seasons. There are practical, affordable and efficient ways to recapture energy from air leaving a building and transferring it to fresh incoming air. Tempering this incoming air through an energy recovery unit is desirable because it cuts operating costs by reducing equipment heating and cooling load requirements.

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Topics: Air and Energy Management

6 Ways Air Turnover Systems Displace Costs and Better Your Work Environment

Apr 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As a commercial HVAC contractor, you know that keeping warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, gymnasiums, airplane hangers, and any other large space comfortable can be challenging. Air Turnover may be a solution.

Air turnover systems use high-volume, low-velocity air circulation to distribute conditioned air throughout a large open space. The air being distributed may be heated, cooled, humidified, dehumidified or supplemented with outside, fresh air – whatever the application requires. Air turnover eliminates air stratification in large open-space buildings by recirculating the hot air that would otherwise become trapped at the higher levels.

Here are several ways air turnover systems can save money and improve spacious indoor environments:

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5 Tools to Help Facilities Managers and Business Owners Prevent Issues with HVAC Systems

Apr 14, 2016 10:57:57 AM

Keeping an industrial HVAC system in tip-top shape can help prevent unexpected and expensive repairs and premature replacement. In addition, proper maintenance of industrial HVAC systems keeps building occupants more comfortable and alleviates indoor air quality issues. Proper maintenance also helps an industrial HVAC system achieve the highest level of efficiency it is designed to meet, which can stabilize or even lower utility costs.

Just as the auto mechanic needs tools to keep a car running problem free, a building owner or facilities manager needs the proper tools to keep an industrial HVAC system running smoothly. Here are some tools to help insure your industrial HVAC systems perform to expectations:

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Topics: Air and Energy Management

8 Reasons Swimming Pool Ventilation Requires Specialization

Mar 17, 2016 10:02:00 AM

For a commercial HVAC contractor, designing a system for a natatorium or building containing a swimming pool can be especially challenging. Indoor pool areas tend to be cavernous, covering a lot of square footage and have extremely high ceilings. They also face three sources of moisture: the pool itself, the people using it, and intake air.

The goal for the HVAC contractor is to provide comfortable conditions for swimmers, staff and spectators while maintaining good air quality. Here are eight reasons why that’s a big challenge that requires a custom HVAC solution

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Topics: Air and Energy Management

Punxsutawney Phil Predicted Early Spring – Is Your Industrial HVAC System Ready?

Mar 10, 2016 11:54:48 AM

While February may have given us an extra winter day this year, temperatures reveal that we are right on the cusp of a warm weather break. As we enter spring, we are also entering the sweet spot of cleaning season. When was the last time your building’s HVAC system had a maintenance check or routine inspection? If the only time a check was done was during a repair, maybe it’s time to put in place a routine maintenance plan. Now that winter is over and the HVAC system won’t be taxed as much in the mild weather, spring is the perfect time to prep your system for the hot summer months. Wouldn’t it be great to have the peace of mind of a well running system, rather than deal with the stress of down time and expense of repair?

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Topics: Air and Energy Management