RAM Air HVAC Celebrates Installation of Pelican Wireless HVAC Control System in the Malcolm X Library

Pelican Wireless HVAC control system in the Malcolm X Library and are happy to report the fantastic results.

Due to the library’s unusual HVAC system, complete with zone boxcar units, package systems, and a cooling tower, the Pelican Wireless HVAC control system was needed to give complete commercial temperature control over the various thermostats and climate zones within the library.

Another challenge encountered by RAM’s HVAC installation team was the fact that the City of San Diego’s IT department wanted a special charge in order to give internet access and also did not like the idea of intranet access.  Rather than charge the customer an additional internet access fee for wireless control of their HVAC system, RAM’s HVAC technicians connected to a mobile hotspot device known as a Verizon puck. After the addition of a mini router to perform final connection, the combination proved to have no down time (which would not have been the case with an IT server combination). Overall, this was a very inexpensive way to achieve the goal and give the customer simple and effective control over their Pelican Wireless HVAC control system from a smartphone, iPad, or computer.

Due to the expertise installation by RAM’s professional HVAC technicians, the library has faced zero down time over the past two years, not to mention the Pelican Wireless HVAC control system provides the customer with:

– Complete virtual commercial temperature control over every thermostat and climate zone.

– Thermostat time scheduling individually or by groups via smartphone, iPad, or computer.

– Real-time fault notifications should an issue occur

– Reduced energy costs due to the Pelican Wireless HVAC control system’s level of control and flexibility.

For more information on Pelican Wireless HVAC Control System installations in southern California, contact Ram AIR’s experienced team of professional HVAC service technicians.


RAM HVAC Johnson Controls Certified Commercial HVAC Technicians Service The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport, CA

A recent call at the luxury golf and spa destination, the Resort at Pelican Hill, along the southern Orange County Newport Coast allowed RAM Air’s, Johnson Controls Certified Commercial HVAC technicians to demonstrate their expertise.

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After replacing a specialized high efficiency compressor, RAM’s Orange County commercial HVAC technicians went to work on installing a new Johnson Controls HVAC thermostat to properly sequence Pelican Hill’s chiller systems. In addition, RAM Air’s commercial HVAC technicians were able to connect the existing Johnson Controls thermostats present in other areas of the resort, creating a complete and seamless system to meet the resort’s unique heating and cooling needs.

Having been in business since 1984, RAM Air Engineering is proud to have some of the top Johnson Controls Certified Commercial HVAC technicians in southern California. With a reputation built on premium service, honesty, excellent communication, and a total commitment to customer satisfaction. RAM Air offers quality commercial HVAC systems services by the best commercial HVAC technicians.

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San Diego HVAC Technicians Solve Long-Time Issue at San Diego Zoo

Using a bit of problem solving and creativity, RAM Air’s San Diego HVAC technicians have solved a long-time commercial HVAC issue at the San Diego Zoo.

Southern California HVAC technicians solve problem at San Diego Zoo

Just as companies are invested in the health and comfort of their employees, the San Diego Zoo cares for the wellness of it’s staff and animals. Due to overhanging trees near the Warner office units, debris would fall from overhead and become lodged in the coils of the air conditioning unit, requiring frequent and extensive cleaning.

Instead of allowing this problem to persist for the client, our San Diego HVAC technicians came up with an ingenious solution involving the installation of special netting above the cooling unit and a Tridim 1-ply filter.  The combination of the overhead netting and special filter serve to effectively provide condenser protection by preventing debris from the overhanging trees from entering the air conditioning unit. Furthermore, when the condenser fan starts up, it blows the debris from the netting above onto the ground for easy clean up.

For more information on RAM’s San Diego HVAC technicians, HVAC services, including installation, repair, service, or to request RAM technicians for a commercial HVAC project contact southern California’s best commercial HVAC mechanical contractor.

RAM Air Offers New Emergency Portable Cooling Units

As the latest feature added to their extensive 24-hour emergency HVAC service, RAM Air’s new emergency portable cooling units are on-hand to prevent your company from loss of valuable equipment, employees, and customers in your commercial space.

Even if work is being done is on the building’s regular commercial cooling system, companies can save both time and money by investing in the installation of portable commercial air conditioners in the interim. To further alleviate any stress, RAM Air’s HVAC technicians are available to provide full turn-key service, from drop-off to pick-up of your emergency portable cooling units including setup, installation, and any other exhaust duct work that may be required.

Our particular emergency portable cooling units features and specifications include:

  • Programmable digital controller to set the desired temperature and time allowing the portable cooling unit to operate automatically during weekends and after-hours.
  • Operates on standard 115v power permitting the portable commercial cooling unit to be used anywhere for as little as 15 cents per hour.
  • Provides 12,000 Btu/hr of cool air to whichever space requires it.
  • Provides air conditioning in the low 60’s°F for providing the ideal operating environment for heat sensitive electronics.
  • Condensation overflow control prevents water overflow of the portable cooling unit when condensation accumulates.
  • UL listed assures safe operation.

During the 32 years in the southern California commercial HVAC business, RAM Air Engineering, Inc. has built a reputation on excellent AC service, honesty, excellent communication, and a total commitment to customer satisfaction. Commercial HVAC contractor, RAM Air Engineering, Inc., has become an industry leader through dedication to customer satisfaction and a highly trained technical staff. For more information on RAM’s new Emergency Portable Cooling Units or any other of their commercial HVAC services.

Orange County Commercial HVAC Mechanical Contractor Company Works With Recycled Water Controls in Irvine

Orange County Commercial HVAC Mechanical Contractor Company, Ram Air Engineering is currently working on a recycled water controls project using Johnson Controls to manage this large water recycling facility under construction in the Irvine Ranch Water District.

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With hardware in and programming starting remotely, this intricate water controls project will take approximately 40 hrs. of programming. Due to the complexity of the recycled water controls, it takes a highly skilled Irvine commercial HVAC contractor who understands mechanical systems and programming dynamics. This alone speaks to the level of skills and team of professional HVAC service technicians at Ram Air Engineering. 

Since the groundwater in California is considered a non-renewable resource, it is just too valuable to be used once. Through the use of recycled water in Irvine:

  • Drinking water supplies are extended to more than 4,000 customers,
  • The need for additional potable water facilities is reduced,
  • The amount of treated wastewater discharged into the ocean is reduced, 
  • The reliance on costly imported water supplies is reduced, and
  • Water supply reliability is increased.

The Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) in Orange County is a national leader in reclaimed water. Beginning in 1963, a forward-thinking Board of Directors implemented their vision to integrate water recycling into the overall design of the community of Irvine, Orange County. The goal was, and continues to be, to enhance water supply reliability through a comprehensive reclaimed water program. As a result, IRWD’s scope of services was expanded to include wastewater collection and treatment services for the purpose of producing reclaimed water and began delivering recycled water to its agricultural customers within four years of its initial commitment. Today, IRWD’s nationally recognized recycled water program encompasses a wide variety of uses such as landscape irrigation, industrial processes, and toilet flushing in commercial buildings.

For more information on RAM’s Orange County commercial HVAC services, including installation, repair, service, or to request RAM technicians for a water controls project, contact southern California’s best commercial HVAC mechanical contractor.

Emergency HVAC Contractor Service Call at Galway Downs Equestrian Centre in Temecula, Riverside

A recent emergency HVAC contractor service call at Galway Downs Equestrian Centre in the beautiful rolling hills of Temecula Valley wine country, Riverside has resulted in happy horses and one very satisfied client.

When Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Centre, out of Paso Robles, CA, called RAM’s emergency HVAC technicians to take a look at their first off-site cold salt water therapy spa for high-performance horses, it was discovered that their chiller had failed due to a bad glycol pump.  The 35° degree salt water relieves pain and inflammation from a horse’s lower limbs and promotes the repair of soft tissue damage.

Emergency HVAC service call at Galway Downs

With little time before a major horse show over the coming weekend, Ram’s skilled technician, Tim (Junior) Skeens, resolved to replace the entire chiller, rather than risk ordering a new pump part from the factory in Texas. After draining the glycol out of the old chiller, adding it to the new chiller, our qualified HVAC technician re-piped the saltwater loop into the new chiller and tied in the high voltage. After turning on the power, the chiller still did not come on. After further investigation, Junior discovered that one of the new chiller’s two glycol pumps seized. After swapping the pump from the old chiller, the new chiller’s pump began to run but still would not remain cold. After troubleshooting controls, it was found that the flow switch needed additional calibration and after further fine tuning, the new chiller fired up.


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With four permanent, cold salt water therapy spas at their main facility, the new off-site therapy spas will be a great addition to major horse tracks in California for Eclipse Equine.


For more information on RAM’s 24-hour emergency service technicians, complete commercial HVAC systems including installation, repair, service, or to contact RAM for an emergency HVAC contractor service call, contact southern California’s most trusted commercial HVAC contractor.




24-hour Emergency HVAC Services at Legoland

In the competitive southern California commercial HVAC market, it’s important to choose a reliable HVAC contractor that also provides 24-hour emergency HVAC services.

Such was the case when RAM was contacted by long-time client, Legoland in Carlsbad for emergency work on a Trane large package unit. Aside from providing a full fan and shaft replacement on the unit, RAM’s professional technicians also had to set up tarps on the rooftop to manage the onset of rain that occurred mid-way through the job.

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A great way to avoid the stress of requiring 24-hour Emergency HVAC Services is to contact a professional commercial HVAC service company to conduct preventative maintenance on your building’s HVAC systems. This will ensure your systems are running cleanly, safely and efficiently and RAM’s qualified HVAC technicians can monitor your systems to diagnose any potential problems and can to conduct any preventative HVAC repairs before they become critical.

For more information on 24-hour Emergency HVAC services or HVAC preventative maintenance in southern California, contact Ram Air’s veteran team of professional HVAC service technicians.


HVAC Upgrade Underway for Costco Western Regional Corporate Center in La Jolla

When moving your business into an older building, it’s often times a great idea to consider an HVAC upgrade. In the case of the Costco Western Regional Corporate Center in La Jolla, a former aircraft assembly plant and it’s previous building automation system or BAS was failing to provide a comfortable environment for those working in converted office space as well as lacking in energy efficiency.

Due to the age and configuration of the ceiling in the older building, RAM’s professional HVAC technicians had an interesting challenge ahead of them in removing the current BAS in the building and installing the new Pelican Wireless Zone system. By undergoing this HVAC upgrade, the building will now feature a control system that is user friendly, cost effective, and ultimately, provide better control and comfort for Costco’s office employees.

The new Pelican Wireless Zone system is a wireless mesh thermostatic control network that allows each installed thermostats to connect between themselves and not interfere with WiFi or other wireless networks. This system also allows occupants to easily access, monitor, and control the building’s commercial HVAC system on any internet enabled device from anywhere.

Complete commercial HVAC systems including installation, repair, service, and in this case, an HVAC upgrade from RAM Air Engineering comes with more than 30 years of proven southern California commercial HVAC experience.

HVAC Maintenance for the Sea Life Aquarium at the Legoland Resort

With the variety of marine life and varying water temperature needs, Sea Life Aquarium at the Legoland Resort in Carlsbad enlisted the help of Ram Air for regular HVAC maintenance. The importance of maintaining commercial cooling systems, especially for a large-scale aquarium, lies in water temperature consistency.

One of the biggest problems caused by overheating of aquarium water is a lack of dissolved oxygen. For this reason, regular HVAC maintenance should be completed on cooling systems and chillers in order to maintain consistent water temperatures for more heat sensitive, aquatic life such as corals, starfish, clams, snails, etc.

For more information on HVAC maintenance or cooling system installations in southern California, contact Ram Air’s veteran team of professional HVAC service technicians.

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Netgear Hires San Diego Emergency Commercial HVAC Contractor

With recent low temperatures in southern California, Ram Air was contacted by Netgear for their San Diego emergency commercial HVAC contractor services to solve a heating problem in their building.

Shortly after our 24-7 emergency service technicians arrived, they determined the problem to be with the building’s boiler system. Since Ram Air has been in business for over 30 years, their emergency commercial HVAC technicians were able to find a boiler replacement in record time. With response times typically under two hours, Ram Air’s emergency HVAC services are second to none and in this case, provided minimal disruption for Netgear’s staff of employees through getting the building’s heat back up and running.

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