Many commercial HVAC systems have fiberglass insulation lining the interior walls of the ductwork to provide not only thermal insulation but also sound buffering for the unit’s operation. Most quality installations of insulation will last a long time if it maintained properly. However, there are situations where the insulation will break down due to variances in temperatures, air turbulence and humidity. If these compromised areas of insulation are not addressed and your commercial insulation repair is not taken care of, fiberglass particulates can enter the air flow, causing problems in the system and for the people inhabiting the space.Read More
For many facilities managers, their commercial duct insulation repair is something they don’t really think about until a problem arises. The challenges of running a commercial facility are demanding and it’s easy to postpone maintenance on something that appears to be working properly. However, there are some good reasons for taking a look at your air duct insulation this year and we’ve provided six of them here.Read More
Keeping the ductwork in your commercial facility operating efficiently can be managed most of the time with regular attention such as changing filters and doing visual inspections. But there eventually comes a time when air quality levels just aren’t what they should be and a professional, commercial air duct cleaning is in order. Before you put off making that call because of anticipated disruption to the building, we want to set your mind at ease about the process and what it will entail at your facility.Read More
Dust, debris and contaminants can build up in your commercial HVAC system and create health issues for the people working in the space as well as increased energy costs because they reduce efficiency. Facilities managers have lots of responsibilities and often the air duct system gets ignored until a problem such as inefficient air delivery or employee breathing issues arise.Read More
The Minnesota Department of Health cites the EPA when it says that nearly 55 million people, 20 percent of the U.S. population, spend their days inside elementary and secondary schools. An estimated 50 percent of the nation’s schools have problems linked to poor indoor air quality. That’s a huge issue, and impacts the lives of everyone who works or attends schools in our state.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the United States Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), and more all have a number of resources dedicated to indoor air quality management in schools.
In this post, we summarize and cite that information in a simple guide to why it’s important to have high indoor air quality in schools, what steps you can take, and how you can ensure that your students’ and staff’s indoor air is healthy in the 2017-2018 school year.
The ductwork in any commercial facility is one of the hardest working elements of a building’s operations. During an extended period of operation, it is prone to accumulate dirt, dust and moisture which can restrict airflow and jeopardize the quality of the indoor air. It’s no wonder, then, that the ductwork insulation can become a real air quality challenge and lead to employee health issues if not resolved. Staying ahead of the break down of the ductwork can be addressed proactively if facilities managers are informed about what to look for.
We’ve collected some reasons why commercial air duct insulation breaks down as well as some ways to fix it.
When it comes to maintaining the ductwork for commercial HVAC facilities, company leaders might have a rough idea of how the service works, but not a detailed understanding of what's involved. Knowing more about the logistics and the timeline of the process for this key maintenance requirement can help you to make better choices in choosing and working with specialized HVAC ductwork cleaning companies.Read More
It may seem like commercial insulation repair in HVAC systems is a simple job, but a little research dispels that notion pretty quickly. In fact, there are standards that come from the
National Air Duct Cleaners Association that directly specify how professionals should work on old or damaged insulation, and how they should resolve any maintenance issues.
Here are some tried and true methods that professionals use to adhere to NADCA standards that may not be general knowledge in circles outside of the HVAC industry.
Companies looking for insulation replacement solutions for commercial buildings should keep in mind that there are many wrong ways to implement these projects. Mistakes made in getting commercial installation in place can destroy energy efficiency initiatives and cost businesses a lot of money. They can lead to non-compliance with industry standards, and raise risks.
Here are some of the things that a professional HVAC company takes care to avoid during commercial insulation repair projects for a business client.Read More
In many business situations where a company has a few in-house maintenance people, every big piece of work on a building begins with the same question: can our team just do it themselves?
However, in many cases, it just isn’t fair to a general maintenance team to tackle specialized kinds of work. HVAC repair and maintenance is really one of those cases.
Here are eight reasons why it’s easier and more cost-effective for professional, specialized teams to handle HVAC jobs like commercial insulation repair.Read More