The Biggest Threats to Commercial Indoor Air Quality Today

July 8th, 2024
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Maintaining optimal indoor air quality (IAQ) inside commercial buildings is crucial. We have a long history servicing the needs of Chicagoland businesses, so we understand the complexities and challenges involved in managing commercial indoor air quality. These challenges are always changing, and indoor air quality has become an even more important factor during the last twenty years.

Today, we’re going to look at the current major threats to the quality of the air inside commercial facilities. We offer services for commercial indoor air quality in St. Charles, IL and through Chicagoland that will help you improve IAQ for your business, benefiting employees, the public, equipment, and processes.

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How to Tell Your VRF System Is Malfunctioning

June 24th, 2024
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Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems are increasing in popularity in commercial properties thanks to their high energy efficiency, zoning capabilities, flexibility, scalability, space-saving design, and more. But even the most advanced in newer commercial HVAC technologies can still malfunction, and we want to ensure that you know the signs of trouble with your VRF system. That way you can promptly call our technicians for AC repair in Chicago.

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When to Upgrade Your Commercial Water Heater

June 10th, 2024
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One of the most critical aspects of maintaining a functional and efficient commercial facility is ensuring that your water heater(s) is in optimal condition. Although you can always depend on our team for water heater repair in Chicago, there will come a time when it’s best to stop putting money into increasing repair costs and instead upgrade to a new water heater. 

Below, we’ll look at signs that it’s time to replace your old water heater and reap the benefits of a newer, more efficient model.

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Understanding the Importance of Risers in Commercial Plumbing

May 27th, 2024
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Maintaining a commercial building involves many intricate systems working together seamlessly. One of the most critical yet often overlooked components of a commercial plumbing system is the riser, also known as a riser main. These pipes transport water to the upper floors of a building, ensuring that all areas have adequate water pressure and supply. Risers age, and any business will eventually need to look into riser replacement.

We’re going to examine the importance of risers in commercial plumbing as well as the signs that indicate when riser replacement is necessary.

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The Benefits of a Commercial Landscape Lighting Retrofit

May 13th, 2024
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We have decades of experience working with all types of commercial electrical jobs in Chicagoland, and that means we often see commercial properties with outdated, inefficient, and ineffective landscape lighting. A reason for this is that it’s easy for a facility owner or manager to overlook the importance of landscape lighting. 

The right retrofit for your commercial landscape lighting in Chicago can enhance your property’s visual appeal, improve safety, and contribute to energy savings. Today, we’re going to look more into the reasons to consider upgrading and retrofitting your landscape lighting and how this service can transform your property.

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What You Need to Know About Commercial Plumbing Regulations

April 15th, 2024
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Althoff Industries has served the commercial plumbing needs of Chicagoland since 1960. That means we have many decades of experience ensuring that businesses meet and exceed local, state, and federal plumbing codes. If you try to navigate these regulations on your own, you’ll quickly find them overwhelming. 

To help you understand the importance of working with a licensed commercial plumber, we’re going to break down several of the codes and regulations that need to be kept in mind during any commercial plumbing service. 

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The Different Types of Commercial Boilers and Their Uses

April 1st, 2024
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In the realm of commercial heating systems, boilers have a long history of providing heat without the problems associated with blowing around heated air through a ventilation system. Boilers offer cleaner and more even warmth, and this makes an enormous difference for many facilities, particularly manufacturing plants and health care facilities.

Understanding the different types of commercial boilers and their respective uses is crucial for ensuring the best heating efficiency and performance in your facility. As a leader in commercial heating services in Chicagoland, Althoff Industries boasts over 60 years of expertise, offering comprehensive solutions for boiler installation, repair, and maintenance.

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Commercial Plumbing Pipe Materials—And When to Upgrade

March 18th, 2024
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No commercial facility has only a single type of piping material in it. Different materials serve different functions, and some facilities may have specific piping requirements. One example is process piping used in many manufacturing plants: these pipes may need to transport gas, sugar, chemicals, etc.

We’re not going to focus on process piping in this post. We’re going to address the common piping found in the majority of facilities and when these facilities may need repiping done. We work with all types of commercial piping in Chicago, and we’re ready to help you with making important upgrades.

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Plan for Commercial HVAC Maintenance This Spring

March 4th, 2024
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We can’t overstate the importance of routine HVAC maintenance for commercial properties. Whether the HVAC system is primarily serving the job of keeping occupants comfortable during the temperature extremes of the Chicago year or it’s designed to maintain climate conditions to protect equipment and allow for process, it must have routine maintenance from professionals to ensure it functions properly, efficiently, and reliably.

When it comes to commercial HVAC in Oak Brook, IL, spring is an important time. Make sure to plan for maintenance with a commercial HVAC contractor—the benefits are enormous.

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Economic Benefits of Installing Commercial Solar Panels: ROI and Beyond

February 19th, 2024
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In a world increasingly conscious of environmental sustainability, more and more businesses are turning to innovative solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. One solution that continues to increase in popularity is the installation of commercial solar panels. 

We have a long history providing commercial solar installation in Bolingbrook, IL and throughout Chicagoland. In this post, we’re going to take a close look at the economic advantages of adopting solar energy for your businesses, with a particular focus on Return on Investment (ROI) and the broader effects solar energy can have on your operating costs and business image.

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