Healthcare HVAC is essential to the health and wellbeing of the patients and staff who work within the facility, even more so with the spread of COVID and other potentially fatal viruses such as influenza. Poor performance and constant breakdowns are problematic because they place patients at risk by allowing the temperature and humidity levels to fluctuate. They also increase the opportunity for pathogens to spread through the duct system. When temperatures rise, patients with respiratory problems or those recovering from surgery are particularly vulnerable. High and low humidity are dangerous for patients with compromised immune systems, making it more difficult for them to fight and recover from infections. According to statistics provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), one in twenty-five patients will require treatment for a hospital-associated infection. Both Federal & State mandates require health care administrators to report temperature variances should they exceed a particular range. Violations will result in loss of licenses and other penalties affecting the operation of the facility.
HVAC Equipment Failures Can Shut Down Your Healthcare Facility
Air conditioning breakdowns are an inconvenience, but the consequences can be disastrous for healthcare facilities. When equipment malfunctions or shuts down completely, the building could be required to close completely, and the patients will need to be transferred to another facility. A well-maintained and efficient heating and air system is a vital component for the health and comfort of your employees and will help cut down on the number of call-outs.
What Does an HVAC Inspection & Maintenance Consist Of?
Regularly scheduled maintenance and repairs with your Hal Mechanical experienced technicians will ensure that your HVAC unit is working optimally to keep your patients comfortable and minimize the risk of airborne antigens. To ensure your equipment is performing correctly, your technician will provide or recommend the following services:
Upgrade air filters: Depending on the type and age of your HVAC system, your Hal Mechanical technician may recommend upgrading your filters to high-efficiency filters to increase effectiveness and prevent the transmission of disease.
Clean Evaporator & Condenser Coils
Dirty coils can impede heat transfer by trapping heat instead of releasing it into the building. Dirty coils also result in less efficient cooling cycles; your equipment will struggle under the load to keep temperatures consistent and cannot adequately remove moisture from the air.
Check for Leaky Ducts
Leaks affect the performance of your HVAC system and, when left unchecked, can even result in the early replacement of your unit.
Check AC Refrigerant Levels
Low refrigerant levels are often an indication of a leak. Your AC professional will check levels, inspect your system and complete the necessary repairs.
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Other areas of inspection include checking electrical connections for loose wires, examining belts for signs of wear and tear, calibrating thermostats to ensure that they are working correctly, and inspecting and cleaning drain lines and drip pans. To learn more about professional commercial HVAC inspections, maintenance, repairs, and new installations, contact the experts at Hal Mechanical today.