At the heart of it all, HVAC contractors ultimately are the ones to deliver improved indoor air quality to building occupants. They serve as the conduits between a healthy environment and an uninhabitable one.
With their expertise, contractors are responsible for a number of different operations — from installing energy-efficient equipment to ensuring the safety of building occupants. And especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, contractors have taken on an even more important role of protecting the public in an ethical manner. Here’s how HVAC contractors can improve indoor air quality and protect people in the process.
HVAC Contractors Take On Big Projects
Big projects are no stranger to HVAC contractors. From UVGI installation to HVAC system overhauls, contractors are constantly putting their well-being at risk to deliver the best possible indoor air quality.
Think about it; for every big project HVAC contractors undertake, they climb into places that pose health risks for many people. For example, emptying drain pans can be dangerous, as standing water pooled in your HVAC system can be a breeding ground for Legionella and other dangerous airborne illnesses. Moreover, contractors are exposed to excessive amounts of dust, dirt, bacteria, and other contaminants that can be damaging to their respiratory system. It’s a large price to pay to deliver healthy indoor air quality for building inhabitants.
Other aspects of big projects include…
- Replacing old ventilation systems with high efficiency products that use less energy to work more efficiently. This also reduces the amount of particulate matter (dust) in your office or facility.
- Clean heating ducts as part of their regular maintenance schedule to reduce dust levels and prevent mold from growing on them.
- Check for leaks around windows and doors to keep outside air from coming into your space.
Manual Installation of Latest Technology
Keeping abreast of the latest HVAC technology and how to install it is also imperative for HVAC contractors. For example, with the rise of smart technology, your hired contractors should be aware of the benefits it can provide an office and how to properly install it. Smart technology is an ideal choice as it protects your HVAC system from overworking — thus prolonging its shelf life and reducing the risk of worn out parts. This, in turn, allows for safer indoor air quality for longer periods of time.
Moreover, HVAC contractors are needed when installing a proper filter in your system and choosing the right type of filter for your office’s needs. Some filters may only last six months while others could last up to two years depending on the type of filter you purchase and how much dust or debris is collected during that time period. On top of that, adding UV lights into the ductwork so that any allergens like mold spores or bacteria won’t be able to grow inside of it over time is essential.
Unparalleled Knowledge, Expertise, and Education
Becoming an HVAC technician requires years of training and experience. HVAC contractors know firsthand how dangerous unfiltered air can be for people who have asthma or other breathing disorders. By removing dust and other pollutants from your facility, HVAC contractors ensure that everyone gets a clean supply of oxygen every day.
Improving Indoor Air Quality with Donnelly’s HVAC Contractors
At Donnelly Mechanical, our contractors all have years of training and expertise. If you’re interested in improving the quality of indoor air, our HVAC contractors are ready to help.
These professionals take on big projects because they want to contribute to your health and well-being. When it comes time to get a new HVAC system with superior functionality and expert design, look no further than Donnelly Mechanical! To learn more, please visit our website and get in touch with us today!