Healthy Buildings, Healthy People: Three Ways to Get Ahead on Spring Maintenance During this Unforeseen Downtime

Spring is in the air, school breaks have been extended, and more people are teleworking. While this is unforeseen downtime is a challenge for your company, it offers an opportunity for facility managers to evaluate indoor air quality and get ahead on spring maintenance and service needs.

Increasing air quality is essential to the health of a facility and its occupants. In light of recent events surrounding the coronavirus, it is important to consider ways to use this time efficiently to keep harmful pollutants, viruses, and bacteria at bay.

Here are 3 ways to use this downtime to catch up on spring maintenance & service:

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Cleaning and disinfecting evaporator coils

Cleaning and disinfecting evaporator coils on commercial air handling equipment and HVAC units are proactive measure you can take to ensure the safety and cleanliness of your facility. Over time, these coils become dirty and can house a variety of contaminants including bacteria and allergens on the surface. Regular cleaning of coils can extend the life of the unit and increase energy efficiency while also maintaining air quality.

Changing out air filters

Air pollution is harmful to the environment and hinders the wellbeing of any facility. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Using a portable air cleaner and/or upgrading the air filter in your furnace or central heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system can help to improve indoor air quality.” Healthy buildings need clean air filters, and that is why they play a crucial role in managing biological contaminants in the air. While there may be fewer people moving about your facility, now is the perfect time to replace and take stock of air filters in need of replacement.

Adding ultraviolet lights

Ultraviolet (UV) lighting has been proven to be effective in purifying and cleansing the air we breathe by removing damaging microbes within air handling units. Working as an air sanitizer, adding UV lighting to a facility’s HVAC unit(s) is beneficial in minimizing the damaging impacts of air pollutants. Taking extra steps during downtime to protect the future environment of your facility fosters comfort and security in the weeks ahead.

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