Computrols Partners with Geostar in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

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Geostar was founded in 2008 primarily as a mechanical contractor offering HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration services throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The company now has a fleet of 24 vans operating within the education, healthcare, government, and hotel markets. In 2019, Geostar decided to start a controls division to align with their HVAC/R side of the business, and since that time, Jacob Blocker and Dave Baker have run that part of the business.

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Power, Energy and some CBAS metrics on Efficiency

by Ramon Torres

Electricity can be measured in different ways. One way is when it is measured as “Power”. As you may already know, power is the instant amount of energy that is being consumed by equipment or by a facility. Conversely, electrical “Energy” on the other hand, is a value of power being consumed for a determined amount of time that is not considered as instant.

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Computrols Partners with Premier Energy Controls in Idaho

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Shaun Lenz and Ronnie Schaeffer are business partners that met in 2013 and started Premier Energy Controls, based out of Rigby, Idaho in 2016. They predominantly install and service energy management systems in large campus applications, with a focus on higher education as well as commercial and industrial facilities. Lenz says he expects they’ll be expanding into the municipal and healthcare markets in the near future as well. In addition to Idaho, their service area also includes Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.

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Trim and Response for Supply Pressure

 by Andrew Walton

Static Air Pressure (SAP)

“Trim and response” is a way of controlling static air pressure (SAP) within a building’s HVAC system. SAP is one of the most important factors in HVAC design. SAP refers to the resistance to airflow in a heating and cooling system’s components and ductwork within a building. The push of the air must be greater than the resistance to the flow or no air will circulate through the ducts.

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