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Upgrading AX to N4

July 23, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

On June 30, 2021, the Niagara AX platform reached its “end of life.” It’s being replaced by the more efficient and highly secure Niagara N4 platform. If you’re still running Niagara AX, there are a few notable changes that you should be aware of:


How To Make a Commercial Building More Energy Efficient with a BAS

April 7, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 7 minute read

Facility managers today have access to a wide variety of ways to improve overall energy efficiency within their buildings. 


How To Preserve Your Equipment With Building Automation Maintenance

April 2, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

The goal of any maintenance program is to extend your equipment’s life and avoid costly breakdowns. When it comes to building management, an automation system that monitors and controls systems (such as temperature, lighting, and security) can support facility maintenance and help keep tenants comfortable and safe.


5 Mechanical & Electrical Problems A Maintenance System Can “See” That You Can’t (But Need To)

April 2, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Building systems, such as HVAC, consist of thousands of components that work together to keep occupants comfortable and safe. Preventative maintenance helps ensure all these pieces stay in good condition, through inspecting and checking for worn parts.


How To Uncover (And Fix) Control System Issues In Real-Time

February 16, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

There’s always the potential for control system issues to arise, in older facilities and even in new construction. From faulty sensors to loose plugs, addressing the small issues within a building automation system (BAS) could stop big problems from developing later on.


5 Hospital Energy Conservation Tips & Strategies

February 10, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Facility managers across all industries face challenges in reducing energy costs while maintaining their buildings. This is largely due to the fact that facility managers are also responsible for the health and safety of the building's occupants.


Spotlight: University of Richmond Gets a Facilities System Upgrade

January 7, 2021 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 4 minute read

Mid-Atlantic Controls Corporation (MACC) installs, services, and repairs building control systems for a range of applications and clients, including building automation for colleges/universities.


Proprietary vs. Non-Proprietary Building Automation Systems

November 10, 2020 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Building Automation Systems (BAS) are typically classified as either proprietary (closed) or non-proprietary (open). Proprietary systems integrate exclusively with equipment and software produced by the company that manufactured the system, while non-proprietary building control systems can integrate with a variety of different equipment manufacturers and software platforms. As advocates for…


Problems with Building Automation Systems

August 27, 2020 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Just like any other building system or technology, Building Automation Systems are prone to aging and will eventually need to be replaced, fixed or upgraded over time. Similar to an HVAC or plumbing system, building control equipment has a finite lifespan that varies based on quality, use and care.