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San Diego Commercial HVAC Company Installs Pelican Wireless Thermostat Systems at the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Dieguito

Having recently completed installation of the Pelican Wireless Thermostat systems at two San Diego locations of the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito, San Diego commercial HVAC company, RAM Air Engineering is excited to work with their new client.


According to Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito COO, Andy Brosche, RAM Air’s HVAC technicians were very thorough in their installation of the new Pelican Wireless Thermostat systems and he is very pleased with the results. Not only that, he was impressed with the newfound ability to monitor the building’s HVAC by controlling the package units from his tablet or phone. With the addition of remote statistics and historical graphical data, Andy and his team are now able to control temperatures at the space instead restricted to the location of the main thermostat as well as view the past energy use of each unit. Additionally for such a technical wireless HVAC thermostat system, our San Diego Commercial HVAC technicians were able to complete training on the use of the Pelican Wireless Thermostat system in less than 20 minutes.

Another great feature of installing a commercial Pelican Wireless Thermostat system is participation in RAM Air Engineering’s new maintenance program to reduce filter changes from quarterly to tri-yearly, which ultimately, reduces filter waste and cost of program. To participate in this maintenance program all the client needs is upgraded Tridec 3 ply filters and Pelican controls which is good for package units from 3 ton to 100 ton boxcar type units. With the Pelican Wireless Thermostats in place our HVAC technicians at RAM Air Engineering can monitor notifications pushed from Pelican and respond to problems before they become major issues.

RAM Air Services Irvine Ranch Water District’s Thermal Energy System

Continuing their long-standing relationship with the Irvine Ranch Water District, RAM Air Engineering has recently serviced one of the IRWD’s energy-efficient, industrial thermal energy system.
Aside from its recent overhaul including the replenishment of the glycol solution, this particular industrial glycol system has been in operation and serviced by RAM Air professional HVAC technicians for the past 15 years. In addition to proving itself as a great conservation project, the core purpose of this thermal energy system is to produce ice at night to use during peak hours during the day to cool the building. This has allowed the IRWD the ability to conserve their energy by 50% over the years.
Southern California commercial HVAC company, RAM Air Engineering has the experience to service all types of thermal energy systems for industrial and commercial applications. In addition to repairing ice shaving to ice over tube to water volume tanks, RAM Air has also supplied divers to make underwater repairs for large water holding tanks for a (2 million gallon) thermal energy system.

San Diego HVAC Company Installs Ice Machine for Polar Exhibit

San Diego HVAC Company, RAM Air Engineering and their team of 24-hour emergency HVAC technicians has solved many difficult and unusual heating, ventilation, and air conditioning problems for clients in the past. However this latest project for longtime client, the San Diego Zoo might be the most memorable yet.

Providing flaked ice for the Polar exhibit was a huge labour intensive process for the zoo. Not only was the ice made off-site at another location and transported to the zoo, the quality of snow dropped off during transportation. Rather than use the previous method of importing ice, the zoo contacted our San Diego HVAC company to remedy the issue by installing two Hoshizaki Flakers ice machines to produce snow directly in the exhibit.

In order to protect the new ice machines from the Polar exhibit’s feisty inhabitants, RAM Air’s experienced HVAC technicians built two custom, stainless steel uni-strut supports and mounted them onto the uneven rock formations.  This was accomplished by making cuts into the rock for our uni-struts, creating a level surface for proper critical operation. With the safety of the polar bears in mind, our technicians also used Hilti epoxy for the main concrete anchors to support the 350lb ice machines hanging over the exhibit.  In addition to the structural installation, RAM Air’s team installed a main and secondary water filter to prevent any type of water quality failure.

Instead of the previously labour intensive process that compromised ice and snow quality, RAM Air Engineering has successfully solved the zoo’s unusual HVAC-related issue. We’re happy to announce the two Hoshizaki Flaker ice machines are producing 2,200lbs of flaked ice every 24 hours and the polar bears have given our San Diego HVAC company and commercial HVAC services two paws up for the great work.

For more information on RAM’s San Diego HVAC Company, 24-hour HVAC emergency services, or commercial HVAC services, including installation, repair, service, or to request RAM’s experienced technicians for a project, contact southern California’s best commercial HVAC contractors.

HVAC Environmental Controls for Commercial Indoor Farming at the California Mushroom Farm

With experience in installing, repairing, and replacing HVAC environmental controls for commercial indoor farming operations, RAM Air Engineering’s experienced team of professional HVAC technicians can provide fast and reliable solutions from start-to-finish.

With its massive indoor farming facility, the California Mushroom Farm had six commercial HVAC chillers as well as six steam boilers in place to maintain the optimum growing environment for their mushrooms. In terms of soil management, RAM installed the latest HVAC environmental controls technology that allowed remote monitoring for the right mix of nitrogen, oxygen, moisture and temperature to produce the best crop and volume available.

The best part is this modern HVAC technology can be applied to any indoor growing facility and adjusted to maximize yields for any product. Currently, our controls technicians and HVAC installation professionals are involved in providing new indoor farming technology that supplies soil data directly to an iPad or iPhone, allowing front line workers to react and make the adjustment.

During the more than 30 years in the southern California commercial HVAC business, RAM Air Engineering has built a reputation on excellent HVAC service and a total commitment to customer satisfaction. As a commercial HVAC contractor, RAM Air has become an industry leader through dedication to customer satisfaction and a highly trained, professional HVAC technicians. For more information on RAM Air’s installation, repair, and replacement of HVAC environmental controls for commercial indoor farming operations, click here.

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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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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