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  • Advice from HVAC experts!

    HVAC systems (cooling and heating) can use 60-70% of the overall energy in your facility. Proper maintenance is one of the key recommendations for maintaining your system’s performance. To really help extend the life of your system, it could be something as simple as changing and cleaning the filters regularly. If you have a ...

  • How to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

    How to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System  The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Cooling or HVAC system that you’ve installed in your house ensures comfort and clean air indoors for the entire family. It’s also probably one of the costliest systems in your home. So it only makes sense that you’d want to get the most out of it before it starts to show any wear, and prolong its ...


    By Filter Buy

  • Air Filters 101: What You Need to Know About Air Filters

    A lot of people don’t really change their air filters as often as they should – in fact, these people probably aren’t aware of just how often these need to be changed. Quite often, air filters are changed when visible dust and particles gather up on the furnace vents – which should not be the case at all, ideally. Read on to learn more about air filters, and how changing ...


    By Filter Buy

  • How to Choose the Right Commercial Air Filter

    When it comes to selecting a commercial air filter, or air filtration system, there are many variables that have to be considered. In general, the choice of which air filter can be made a bit easier by first defining the overall goal that you are trying to achieve which is usually one of two options. Is the purpose of the filter to protect the air circulation equipment, or is it to provide a ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • A healthier air supply

    A recent study carried out at an IVF Lab in the US has shown that Steril-Aire’s UVC Emitters™ used in HVAC systems can play a critical role in improving clinical outcomes Aseven and a half-year study conducted in the in vitro fertilisation cleanroom laboratory of the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in the US found that the use of ultraviolet C or “UVC” lights ...


  • Top 7 Causes of Mold in Commercial Properties

    Mold growth within commercial buildings is a common concern for building occupants, as it has been linked to a number of health effects and can be found lurking within the walls and within ventilation systems, oftentimes going undetected for long periods of time. Here are the top seven causes of mold in commercial properties and what you need to know to prevent them. Improper Operation and ...


    By Karl & Associates Inc.

  • Hepa this Hepa that, is there such thing as a true Hepa vacuum?

    We all see it, the big Hepa sticker on the side so we automatically believe the vacuum must be a Hepa rated vacuum, right? - Sorry the chances are the Vacuum would never pass a Certified D.O.P test. Just because a vacuum has a Hepa filter doesn't make it a Hepa vacuum, many factors have to be taken into account such as: The Hepa Filter needs to be sized according to the airflow ...


    By Hypervac Technologies

  • Do You Smell Something Burning?

    For safety and insurance purposes, most if not all mechanical codes have requirements with regards to fire safety for materials used in a building’s HVAC systems. For instance, the State of Ohio (USA) MechanicalCode states in the section on “Air Filters” that: ...


    By Purafil, Inc.

  • UVC lights keep hospital cool, efficient - Rio Grande regional hospital projects annual energy savings of $500,000

    The rapidly rising cost of air conditioning energy is a problem for hospitals everywhere, and McAllen, Texas, is no exception. In a town where over 90˚F days are common yearround, and the mercury can top the 100˚ mark even in winter, the seasons might be described as “hot and hotter.” But at McAllen’s Rio Grande Regional Hospital, administrators are staying cool with ...


    By E-CO

  • OM-1 Oil Mist Eliminators Collect Coolant Mists, Lubricant Mists, Smoke

    A major midwest metalworking facility uses 24 OM-1 Mist Eliminators to collect oil mists from over 200 sources, including grinding, dressing, CNC machining, lathes and heat treating operations.  OM-1's ability to accommodate smoke gives it an advantage over centrifugal-type oil mist collectors, which are not usable for smoke. Both soluble and non-soluble oils are used;  OM-1 collects ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Refrigerant leak creates environmental problems for businesses

    A great concern for companies is a refrigerant leak in their refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC) system or heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. That’s because gases that escape during a refrigerant leak pollute and damage the environment. To better monitor and maintain the operation of these business assets, many companies utilize a refrigerant management program.There ...


    By Verisae

  • Controlling Bacteria In a Clean Room Environment

    Maintaining the integrity of a cleanroom is a constant battle. The first step to deciding which method, or combination of methods, to employ is to identify the prime sources of contamination. There are three prime sources of contamination through which the integrity of a cleanroom might be breached. First, there is the human element. While many processes might be automated, many situations remain ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

  • Safe House?

    A client who had lived in her house for more than ten years was concerned that her son who suffers from certain inflammation problems might be affected by poor air quality. Investigation: The home is a well maintained twenty year old two story house with a forced hot air heating system with same duct central air. The HVAC system incorporated a merv 6 air filter with an ultra violet ...


    By Healthy Air Cape Cod

  • Total Exhaust Biosafety Cabinet Upgrade at Research Facility Provides Significant Energy Savings

    When Harvard’s Biology Research Infrastructure (BRI) facility opened in 2006, they required four biological safety cabinets to provide primary containment during animal procedures. In the selection process, workspace containment and isolation requirements, operation modes for non-use periods and maintenance, building integration, and the energy burden to the building system were all ...


    By The Baker Company

  • How healthy is your child’s school

    I was called recently by a concerned parent. His school was undergoing mold remediation during school hours. Also, the Shigella bacterium has closed several schools in the Birmingham area. Just how safe are your children in their school, and how can you help to ensure that they are in a safe environment? By being proactive and asking questions. The biggest problems regarding ...


    By DirectCIH

  • Executing Regular, Preventive Maintenance of your Gas Furnace

    Your gas heating system was designed to go on for several years, and you can significantly extend that time by executing regular, preventive maintenance. The following suggestions will allow you to maintain your furnace working efficiently for as long as possible, and limit costly fixes in the future. Run it safely Prior to beginning any repair work, be sure that circumstances ...


    By Primo Heat Inc

  • Case study: Kelleher residence

    Customer Name: Kelleher Residence Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia The challenge: Mr. Terry Gearhart of Virginia Power contacted Steril-Aire to see if it could help in solving mold problems in one of the power company's "energy efficient" sponsored homes. The homeowner complained about moldy odors, black particles and allergy type reactions. Steril-Aire contacted one of ...


  • Pros & Cons of Remediation Structures with Chinese Drywall

    Mr. Mulholland addresses pros and cons of the four main approaches to remediation of structures with Defective (Chinese) Drywall. There are many methods or approaches to remediation practices in the construction industry. The current crisis with defective Chinese drywall that is diffusing low levels of sulfur compounds like hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide, carbon disulfide and others creates a ...

  • Indoor air quality problems

    We have a number of employees in our office who have itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion, headaches, lethargy and trouble concentrating. Most of the affected folks report they feel better at home and worse after they’ve been in the office for about an hour. We had the office tested for mold but nothing remarkable was found. What’s going on? While exposure to molds can certainly ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Control of Aerosol Contaminants in Indoor Air: Combining the Particle Concentration Reduction with Microbial Inactivation

    ABSTRACT An indoor air purification technique, which combines unipolar ion emission and photocatalytic oxidation (promoted by a specially designed RCI cell), was investigated in two test chambers, 2.75 m3 and 24.3 m3, using nonbiological and biological challenge aerosols. The reduction in particle concentration was measured size selectively in realtime, and the Air Cleaning Factor and the Clean ...

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