How Often Should a Commercial Boiler Be Serviced?

If you want your commercial boiler to operate consistently and reliably, you must have it routinely serviced by a professional. But how often is maintenance required? What tasks can you perform yourself, and what should you leave to a professional? Murphy & Miller, Inc. is here to help you answer these important questions. How Often to Service a Commercial Boiler As a building owner in Chicago, it’s your responsibility to keep an eye on your HVAC equipment, including your commercial … [Read more...]

Commercial Energy Management in Chicago

Improve Your Building’s Energy Efficiency Today Is your commercial building performing as efficiently as you would like? If not, an energy management system is the key to gaining control over your property’s power consumption and automating certain functions to maximize efficiency. Murphy & Miller installs energy management systems in Chicago commercial buildings as part of a set of comprehensive energy services. Now is your chance to learn more about what these systems do and how they … [Read more...]

How Does Eddy Current Testing Work?

Eddy current testing, or ECT, is commonly used in manufacturing and service industries that use sheet metal, tubing, and other thin metal products for critical operations. In short, eddy current testing uses electromagnetic fields to identify cracks, metal thickness and hardness, heat damage, conductivity, and other characteristics of metal surfaces without damaging the test material. How Does Eddy Current Testing Work? If you think your facility might benefit from ECT, you might be wondering … [Read more...]

How Does a Rooftop Unit Work?

Call Murphy & Miller to get an expert’s opinion on your rooftop unit today! Packaged rooftop units are among the most common HVAC systems for commercial buildings in Chicago. They are cost-effective, pre-engineered, and adaptable for many applications. Learn more about how a rooftop unit works to keep your building cool in the summer and warm in the winter. What Is a Rooftop Unit? A rooftop unit, like the name implies, is a packaged unit installed on the roof. These packaged units contain … [Read more...]

Water-Cooled vs. Air-Cooled Condensers for Your Chicago Property

Condensers are used in various commercial applications, though you’re likely most familiar with the ones that reside in your HVAC cooling system. The component’s primary objective is to exchange heat (more specifically exchange heat due to refrigerant compression) in the loop of your air conditioning system, rejecting hot air in one of two methods: Air-cooled condenser Water-cooled condenser Which one your HVAC system should use depends on a few factors like location, size of the … [Read more...]

How Do Cooling Towers & Chillers Work Together?

A chiller is a large piece of industrial equipment located inside a building, often in the basement or another utility area. It contains two primary cylinders: an evaporator and a condenser. There are many different types of chillers, including centrifugal, reciprocating, screw driven, and absorption chillers. A cooling tower acts as a giant heat exchanger. It sits on the roof of the building and blows ambient air across a coil to remove heat and exhaust it outside. Together, chillers and … [Read more...]

The Latest Technology in Data Center Cooling

For Commercial Cooling Services, Call Murphy & Miller at 1-312-427-8900! Today’s data centers work harder than ever. Whether you run a small server closet or a robust data center, it’s vital to keep your electronic equipment cool because overheating can cause crashing and hardware damage. Here’s a look at some of the latest technology in data center cooling that might interest you. Contact Murphy & Miller to schedule data center cooling in the Chicago area today!  Geothermal … [Read more...]

Benefits of Commercial HVAC Maintenance

Your heating and cooling equipment works tirelessly every day to keep your commercial building in Chicago comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside. Do you give your HVAC system the attention it deserves? At Murphy & Miller, we recommend tuning up your cooling equipment in the spring and your heating system in the fall. Here’s how you benefit when you follow this yearly preventative maintenance schedule: Lower Operational Costs When your equipment is tuned up, it operates … [Read more...]

Benefits of Commercial Boiler Maintenance

The boiler in your commercial building works hard to provide the heating required to sustain a comfortable interior. As with all mechanical equipment, the need for repair crops up occasionally, but you should invite a commercial HVAC contractor to your facility more often than just to conduct repairs—your boiler also requires routine tune-ups. Before you decide to skip this important maintenance task, consider all the benefits you’ll miss. Reduced Risk of Breakdowns You have a business to … [Read more...]

Six Signs That You Need to Replace Your Commercial Heater

Is the bitter winter here in Chicago making your commercial or industrial facility feel colder than usual? Your heater should be able to keep up, but if the system is getting old, the time for heating replacement could be near. When the time comes, rely on Murphy & Miller for the job. Industrial heater replacement is just one of the commercial heating services we offer our customers in Chicago. When Is it Time to Replace Your Commercial Heater? Here are the top six signs that you need to … [Read more...]