Ultra violet in HVAC is now a mainstream practice
The use of UV lighting in a HVAC system is a mainstream practice in 2021 with even greater acceptance levels following 24 months of local pandemic. Using UV light in a HVAC system both prevents and eliminates the growth or pooling of organic material (from airborne particles) in the systems internal mechanics. For those working in medical, healthcare, large offices, education and food production there is heightened usage and demand for these products where safety is paramount. In line with public awareness of contagions, consumer apartment buildings and residential houses are now also showing interest in the product.
Ultra violet light and improving air quality
Current urban and suburban life sees us spend most of our time indoors be it at home, work or school. The more time that we spend in enclosed spaces the more important air quality becomes. In years gone by scientists identified the concept of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS.) Since the understanding that being indoors for long periods can make people ill with sore throats, headaches, fatigue etc it has now been identified that a building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning can actually be the cause.
Poor air quality means so much more than just poor air…
It is estimated that that poor air quality from sick buildings increases sick leave by 5%*. As well as causing staffing issues poor air quality is also proven to decrease productivity and increase the occurrence of respiratory ailments. HVAC systems can be a cause for cross-contamination between a space’s air supply and air extraction. Low air quality or inappropriate air re-circulation can also be the source of problems and confirms just why your HVAC team must be experts in their field.
Ultra violet experts, Chief Mechanical Services
At Chief Mechanical Services our team are your partners in HVAC excellence. Our highly qualified team can offer you tailored solutions whether you are an existing or new build installation. As industry leaders we can confidently advise on how your environment can best harness the many benefits of UV lights in your HVAC infrastructure.