Servicing Facilities that Serve Us

Scott FabreCommunity, Energy Services, Healthcare, HVAC, New Construction, PlumbingLeave a Comment

Hospital

As the seasons change and the weather get colder, healthcare facilities get busier and busier. Viruses start to spread, and patients frantically schedule last-minute checkups and operations before the end of the year. During this season, healthcare facilities see many more patients, often straining their resources and facilities. It is important that during this time of increased demand, we show … Read More

Freeze Protection

Drew FreemanAutomation & Control Solutions, HVAC, Tips & TricksLeave a Comment

Freeze Protection

Typically, the Southeast has a warmer climate than much of the country, but for a significant portion of the year, cold weather and freezing temperatures set in. After a record-setting summer, this may sound like a welcome change. However, seasonal shift brings various concerns for facility owners and property managers. Specifically, freezing temperatures can pose a significant risk for property damage. Once … Read More

Engineering For Easy Service

Ryan YarboroughBIM & Construction Technology, Building Services, Data Centers, Engineering Solutions, Healthcare, HVAC, Mechanical, New Construction, PlumbingLeave a Comment

At McKenney’s the systems we install are becoming more complicated by the day; it is not uncommon for service and accessibility to fall by the wayside during system layout. We are often asked to squeeze our ductwork and piping into a very crowded ceiling. Once other trades install their devices, it can become a challenge to come back to our … Read More

Cold Weather Property Maintenance Tips

Andrea LaMontAutomation & Control Solutions, Building Services, HVAC, PlumbingLeave a Comment

Office exterior in cold weather and winter

Winter has arrived in the Southeast, and that means we can see a variety of weather.  Some days are sunny and mild, while others are cold, wet, and raw.  Occasional snow or ice storms can create havoc for a few days.  Temperature fluctuations can be a challenge for commercial property managers and their maintenance teams.  The following are some cold … Read More

Winter Checklist for Commercial HVAC Systems

Andrea LaMontHVACLeave a Comment

McKenney's HVAC team

Proper maintenance of the heating and air systems in a commercial building should be among the top priorities for facilities managers and maintenance departments.  These systems represent the largest energy consumers, so it’s important to keep them operating at peak efficiency.  Not only can this save money and eliminate costly emergency repairs, but it also keeps the indoor environment comfortable … Read More

Smart Systems that can Lower Operating Costs

Andrea LaMontHVAC, Systems Integration & Controls, TechnologyLeave a Comment

smart systems

Regardless of industry or market, facility owners and managers have two mandates: to keep systems running and keep costs low, all while keeping the building’s occupants comfortable and safe. This is difficult enough in a campus spread out across several acres, and exponentially more in large Class A buildings with multiple stories. To remedy these stumbling blocks, a solution needs … Read More

Identify System Deficiencies to Improve Facility Operations

Andrea LaMontAutomation & Control Solutions, HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing, Security, Systems Integration & ControlsLeave a Comment

Improving Facility Operations

The top goal of facilities management is to operate efficiently and effectively. This is true regardless of the industry or setting. Inefficient management wastes resources and increases costs. Good management improves the facility’s bottom line. The following are some best practices that can be implemented to help meet the goal of improving operations. Automate systems A facility’s major systems, such … Read More

Staying Cool Under Pressure

Andrea LaMontHVAC, Plumbing, Project HighlightsLeave a Comment

Emory Musculoskeletal Institute

McKenney’s was tapped to provide the HVAC system and plumbing installation for the new Emory Musculoskeletal Institute in Atlanta. As a specialty contractor on the project, McKenney’s partnered with General Contractors Brassfield & Gorrie and Structor Group as well as engineering firm Newcomb & Boyd. The healthcare facility is the newest addition to Emory’s Executive Park health innovation district. The … Read More

Building Management Should Include Monthly HVAC Maintenance

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Monthly HVAC Maintenance

Energy usage accounts for a large percentage of monthly facilities costs for commercial buildings. HVAC systems and lighting are the two biggest energy consumers in most buildings. Lowering energy expenditures can mean tremendous cost savings that can be used elsewhere. Regular maintenance of the HVAC system improves the system’s efficiency, reliability, helps prevent emergency repairs. Properly maintaining the system impacts … Read More