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7/24/2017 1:54:16 PM

Modern facilities management means always looking for ways to increase net operating income. That’s why cost-effective HVAC control systems are a win-win for FM professionals and tenants. They give occupants more control over workplace comfort and can deliver tremendous savings to commercial properties.


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7/24/2017 1:06:23 PM

A pilot program run by Star Service is helping St. Landry Parish high schoolers learn to save on energy costs while saving local taxpayers real money on repairs and energy costs. The program is also giving school administrators a lesson in the value of retrofitting outdated systems.


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6/23/2017 3:02:11 PM
Thanks to our work, Sherwood Forest has experienced more than a 30 percent reduction in energy use, which amounts to over $73,000. The projected savings this year is between $75,000 and $80,000.
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6/13/2017 2:35:19 PM
Most of the service companies you find in the Yellow Pages and online are geared toward residential service and repair. Even those that say they do "commercial” HVAC are usually only trained to help small businesses, which have the same kind of equipment found in many homes.
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5/25/2017 9:11:19 AM
You know you can implement energy reduction strategies (such as equipment upgrades and operational changes) to cut operating costs and improve net operating income (NOI), but how do you know what steps to take first?
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5/24/2017 12:43:27 PM
One of our clients (one of the world’s leading chemical companies) called us recently to let us know they were under a "time and material” HVAC maintenance program for 18 years with the same vendor.
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4/11/2017 10:57:27 AM
Most companies in the heating and air-conditioning industry depend on HVAC units to break down. That's how they make their money.

At Star Service, our approach is entirely different. Instead of waiting for systems to fail, we provide scheduled preventative maintenance to ensure they don't.


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3/30/2017 2:37:54 PM
Retrocommissioning is a process to fight this process by identifying wasteful inefficiencies. An energy audit gives technicians a roadmap so they can design-build orretrofit mechanical and electrical control systems and get a building back to its original level of energy-efficient operation.
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2/21/2017 9:04:25 AM
"We want to set ourselves apart,” Miller says. "We do not want to be in the HVAC repair business. We want to be in the maintenance business. We want to be on the side of the customer.
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1/26/2017 9:12:29 AM
From Texas to Florida and all throughout the Gulf South, Star Service helps facility managers, industrial operations managers, school administrators and business owners implement cost-effective control strategies in their buildings
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12/14/2016 1:51:03 PM
Star Service worked closely with Mobile County Schools working overtime and weekends to ensure air conditioning would be operating and running prior to the start of the new school year.
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11/15/2016 9:34:54 AM

Fall is a great time for Gulf Coast businesses to give some TLC to their AC systems. Here are some tips and ideas for keeping your system up and running while keeping your costs down.



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10/15/2016 8:15:19 AM
Jason Brown, machine shop supervisor at Anvil, had this to say about Star Service tech Shane Cowart, who works out of the Baton Rouge office.
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9/23/2016 12:19:49 PM

In the world of HVAC contractors, technology is always changing. Check out these technological advances on the commercial and residential market.


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9/13/2016 1:12:41 PM
When it comes to heating and cooling systems, the latest and greatest equipment may not always be in the budget. But many schools, offices, and industrial facilities are turning to a different, yet effective, way to save money: recommissioning the HVAC systems they already have.
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8/23/2016 8:52:25 AM
What's New in HVAC chillers design? Apparently, plenty. HVAC chiller product design is meeting new energy efficiency federal mandates. These requirements have affected design and the way manufacturers service their products.
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8/22/2016 4:37:22 PM
When it comes to HVAC, there are many innovative new products on the market. Here are eight HVAC innovations you might not know about. Read on for more details and why these products are a must.
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7/19/2016 9:34:54 AM
While the majority of business owners and school administration professionals lean toward a reactive practice, a facility manager should strive to obtain predictive maintenance to ensure a budget-friendly approach to an industrial HVAC system.
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7/9/2016 10:47:42 AM
Since 1984, Star Service has been a trusted Linc Service Contractor. But what does that mean for Star Service clients?
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6/17/2016 4:17:49 PM

Summers in the Gulf Coast region can be unbearable. However, we are fortunate to live in the era of air conditioning. So who do we have to thank for this now-indispensable invention?


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6/17/2016 12:38:26 PM
In offices across the country, it's likely that some of the employees -- at least for a better part of their day -- aren't happy with the temperature. It's either Sahara or Siberia; it never seems to be just right. Here's our advice.
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5/18/2016 7:59:30 AM

Since the population shifted south after the 1960s, the demand for reliable air temperature control has only increased. The HVAC industry has changed greatly over the years as new technology emerges to solve heating and cooling issues. Commercial buildings have experienced an increased need for effective, dependable HVAC systems.


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5/17/2016 4:50:32 PM

Our clients from New Orleans to Mobile run businesses that require reliable heating, cooling, and ventilation. Whether Star is working with a school, a warehouse, or a manufacturing plant, we have to keep these requirements in mind. 


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4/21/2016 1:22:05 PM

School districts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama often struggle with poor indoor air quality. But how do you know if your school is affected and, what's more, how can you fix the issue?


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4/15/2016 2:33:36 PM

Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD), outside of Houston, has relied on Star Service for its HVAC needs for several years. Here's what we do for them. What can we do for you?


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4/11/2016 1:46:52 PM

If you are left wondering if your air conditioning maintenance contractor really knows how to service and maintain your HVAC equipment, it will be worth your while to pay attention to a few important things.


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3/21/2016 11:09:13 AM

The Jefferson Parish School System is one of the largest and most innovative in the state of Louisiana. The administration, school board, teachers, and staff all share a deep devotion to providing the best possible education.The Jefferson Parish School System also takes great pride in their facilities and understands the importance of a healthy, comfortable learning environment.


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3/14/2016 10:56:58 AM

When working with a limited budget, facilities managers must grapple with the problem of effectively managing HVAC systems. While it's tempting to avoid the initial costs of upgrading, inefficient energy usage can quickly burn through money that could have been put to better use elsewhere.

 


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2/24/2016 11:06:50 AM

Star Service, Inc. of Mobile is proud to announce we have partnered with Chevron Pascagoula Refinery to maintain and service its HVAC equipment needs.


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2/22/2016 11:19:54 AM

Every building owner usually gets to a point where they feel married to the controls manufacturer. Here's how Star Service saved Rodos Realty Partners thousands of dollars by mitigating unnecessary equipment repairs and controls upgrades.


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2/14/2016 11:21:43 AM

We needed an experienced and skilled technician who could maximize energy efficiency and keep costs as low as possible. Taking a little extra time to find the right contractor in the beginning will pay big dividends in the years ahead.


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2/4/2016 11:28:22 AM

A building that's too hot or too cold results in poor productivity for everyone. A constantly failing HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system too often results in closed doors--something that a school or business can't afford.


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1/27/2016 1:48:49 PM

Most people buy a home or business with a pre-existing heating system, then keep this same system for years.But as more energy-efficient options are introduced to the market, should you stick with what you've already got?


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1/25/2016 2:59:49 PM

While ours has historically been a male-dominated industry, women regularly do succeed as HVAC contractors. Here are some things women should consider before getting into heating and AC maintenance.


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1/4/2016 3:59:16 PM

Business owners and school administrators know that "going green" applies to more than the home or office. Here are the best reasons why you should seriously consider making a few changes, not only to save money, but also to improve the quality of life at your school or other facility.


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12/24/2015 1:30:23 PM
Here are the best reasons why you should seriously consider making a few changes, not only to save money, but also to improve the quality of life at your school or other facility.
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12/1/2015 12:04:34 PM

If you've ever looked into an industrial air conditioning or HVAC system--or at your filthy AC filters--then you know exactly how much dust, mold, and particulate matter is floating around in the air. What you may not know is exactly which contaminants are in that air--as the list is long. And those contaminants can cause a range of health issues. Luckily, industrial-grade air filtration can filter those out.


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11/30/2015 2:53:05 PM

Does your unit need some AC maintenance, to be replaced entirely, or does it simply need some life breathed into with refurbishing?

The best way to know for sure is to call us with your specific system's details, but here's a list of ways to tell if refurbishing or replacement might be the right path for you.


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10/30/2015 4:05:37 PM
Ventilation is literally the air we breathe. In some ways, it's like the circulatory system of your industrial air conditioning system. Like our own blood--it won't stay alive without proper functioning.

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10/29/2015 9:01:01 AM
Just because the leaves are falling, doesn't mean your central air conditioning unit should be completely out of mind. The cooler months are a great time to catch up on some basic central air conditioning unit maintenance.

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10/28/2015 2:52:40 PM
When you consider that you and your employees inhale roughly 15,000+ quarts of air daily, it's easy to see why indoor air quality from industrial air conditioning and other elements is critical to good health. Even contaminants in the parts-per-million category can be damaging when you consume thousands of quarts of air daily.

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10/8/2015 10:15:13 AM
Humidity causes significant imbalances in body temperature, causes excess sweating, dehydration issues, mold, and more. If your school, church, business or industrial facilities has a humidity problem-- you have a major heat issue.
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9/22/2015 2:59:51 PM
It's the worst feeling on a hot summer day. You turn on the air conditioning expecting a blast of cold air and are met with a hot one instead. You check the temperature on the thermostat and it's correct. So what's happening?

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8/21/2015 2:00:00 PM
Mold requires a few things before it can grow. Ensuring that your home, office, or another space is free of the causes of black mold, or that black mold is cleaned up correctly goes a long way towards ensuring a safe and healthy environment.

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8/19/2015 1:00:00 PM
In today's world, facilities face many challenges. Maintenance of various systems--from HVAC to furnace repair--ensure a productive environment. Negligence can cost you.

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8/11/2015 2:36:13 PM
Hurricane-force winds, power outages and flooding have a very negative impact on a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Weather is something that is out of our control, but you can always prepare your HVAC system to minimize damages caused by hurricanes.

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7/23/2015 8:56:49 AM
Improve your bottom line by reducing your energy expenses with more efficient equipment and practices. Small businesses spend thousands of dollars every year on energy, and a substantial percentage of that energy is often being used unnecessarily.
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7/23/2015 8:42:19 AM
Advance planning goes a long way in preventing storm damage to your HVAC system. But did you know that preparing ahead of time and having a checklist in place can minimize the impact of hurricane-force winds, power outages and flooding?

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6/29/2015 4:30:11 PM
Preventative HVAC and AC maintenance saves money. A lot of money. In fact it can save you anywhere from 5%-40% of your energy costs.

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6/16/2015 2:50:50 PM
The National Fire Protection Association's guidelines for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures (NFPA code 496) is an important element of safety and compliance for control rooms that enclose HVAC systems, industrial air conditioning units and other electrical equipment.
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5/28/2015 12:59:06 PM

Star Service's HVAC contractor business model proved exceedingly interesting to BAE Systems for their BAE Shipyards. Our model of accepting risk for their industrial air conditioning created a win-win scenario that in the paraphrased words of The Godfather 'was an offer they couldn't refuse'. This is what we offered:


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5/28/2015 12:46:41 PM
By fostering long-term relationships as an HVAC contractor that benefits our clients in ways they hadn't thought possible, we cement not only a long-term business relationship-- but also referrals and endorsements. When we asked Port Allen High if we could create a case study about the work we've done with them for AC maintenance, they were ready and willing to share their success. Here's their story.

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5/28/2015 12:32:56 PM
As HVAC contractors, we know that air conditioning units become overburdened in the heat waves that are all too common here in the Gulf. Heat waves make industrial air conditioning units work even harder than they do in our everyday heat. This challenge brings upon a number of problems.

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5/26/2015 3:22:55 PM

When Parkview Baptist Church approaches a task they are deeply committed to doing it well-- just look at their reputation in both academics and sports. Their cooling and industrial air conditioning needs were no exception. 


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5/26/2015 3:06:36 PM
Here at Star Service HVAC contractor we love making a difference-- especially at preventative levels. One 'preventative' difference we made was for the West Feliciana Parish Schools. The six-figure cost improvement we made in their energy savings was thanks to their commitment to on-going preventative AC maintenance.
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5/26/2015 2:55:26 PM

Here at Star Service we develop long-term, on-going relationships with our clients in the form of service contracts. These industrial air conditioning contracts focus highly on preventative care amortized over time, as opposed to expensive emergency service. Here's how you can benefit.


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5/7/2015 1:15:00 PM
Having a comprehensive energy audit completed by your HVAC contractor is a phenomenal way to reduce your energy bills. Preparing for your energy audit by our HVAC contractors will not only improve the audit's efficacy but will also increase your overall knowledge of your HVAC systems and energy use.

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5/6/2015 3:30:00 PM
Control and automation systems for industrial air conditioning and commercial air conditioning systems bring intelligence to HVAC systems. This intelligence helps you better manage your resources, schedule HVAC contractors and AC maintenance, and prolong overall product lifecycle.

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5/5/2015 9:45:00 AM
With summer just around the corner and record heat expected in so many parts of the country, there's an important thing to add to that to-do list: Get your commercial HVAC system ready to handle the heat.

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5/1/2015 1:22:35 PM
There is a direct correlation between your health and your air quality. There's also a direct correlation between air quality and preventative HVAC and AC maintenance via an HVAC contractor. A healthy air conditioning system means a healthy you. 
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4/23/2015 11:25:00 AM
Sheet metal fabrication is a critical element of high-quality industrial HVAC systems and commercial HVAC systems.  The ability to fabricate metal in-house for an HVAC contractor like us leads to a number of benefits, including better-fitting parts, more intricate systems and a quicker turn-around time for modifications and repairs.

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4/22/2015 2:15:00 PM
Piping is an important element of all industrial air conditioning and HVAC systems--and in-house fabrication the best solution to your piping needs. Here at Star Service HVAC contractors we've in-housed all our pipe fabrication needs in order to serve your AC maintenance needs better.

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4/21/2015 4:08:36 PM
Insulation materials have come a long way - people used to rely on woolens and a fireplace to stay warm in winter. Even the thermos you bring your coffee to work in is nothing short of an engineering marvel. But just how far are we from "ideal" insulation -- where no heat is lost at all?

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3/31/2015 6:11:40 PM
Our bodies instinctively know that nothing dirty should ever enter our lungs. But this only applies if we can see or smell something. Some pollutants can't be seen or smelled, but could be right in your home. Here are seven pollutants to watch out for.

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3/31/2015 6:05:41 PM
Improving energy efficiency in schools can make a huge impact on the cost of running the school and help mother nature in the process.

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3/18/2015 3:14:40 PM
To help HVAC employees avoid any and all dangers, we've come up with a list of our top safety priorities. This list includes critical elements, like industrial mold removal, the role of environmental consultants and overall industrial hygiene and safety.

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3/16/2015 1:24:12 PM
Regardless of which type of "green" you're after, reducing your energy consumption is on-trend. Thanks to advances in new technology, people across the country are auditing their energy consumption use-- and reducing it drastically.

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2/6/2015 1:50:20 PM

When considering a commercial HVAC contractor, it is vital that you hire professionals who have a proven track record and a thorough knowledge of your system.


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