3 Reasons Why Healthcare HVAC Systems Are Essential
If you are a facility manager for a healthcare organization, then you are aware of just how important your HVAC systems run as designed. By optimizing the solutions listed below, you are ensuring a safe environment for every doctor, nurse, patient, and visiting guest. Here are some of the top reasons why HVAC systems are imperative in a healthcare setting.
- CONTROLLING FOUL ODORS
One of the most important reasons to have a properly functioning HVAC system is to neutralize odors. The system is designed to help circulate the air, removing old, stale air and replacing it with fresh, clean air. Given the different treatments, illnesses, and procedures that are continually occurring at a hospital or clinic, it’s easy to see how the air would become polluted so quickly if your HVAC system were to fail. One solution would be to implement a Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System proven to capture and destroy COVID-19 (99.9%) and Anthrax spores (99.89%). At IVP Distribution, a sister company of Hunton Services, sells products to not only clean the air, but to make environments’ safe.
- CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF GERMS
Washing your hands and wearing face masks can only do so much to protect your body from germs. Maintaining and upgrading the HVAC systems in your healthcare facility will assist the slowdown of spreading of germs. Healthy systems can restrict the spread of bacteria and viruses, therefore preventing an infectious outbreak on your premises. Pathogens can be transmitted through the air even faster than through ingestion, injection, or through bodily fluids. And it’s difficult to control, too. A step you can take to combat the spread of pathogens is replacing old filters to get rid of clogs and blockages. Barricades can hinder the functionality of your HVAC system. Clearing these blockages helps stop bacteria and other microorganisms from reaching different parts of the facility even when quarantine procedures are in place.
- CONTROLLING COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURES
People in hospitals or clinics are most likely suffering from pain or discomfort. We want to support you in providing the best care to your patients by furnishing adequate services that maintain your efficiency in having a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. When your HVAC system is running smoothly, you can control indoor temperatures and air quality to ensure that everyone in your facility is as comfortable as possible. It is also important to keep computers and equipment in a temperature-controlled environment so that they run properly and reliably.
SO, WHAT HAPPENS IF THE HVAC SYSTEM FAILS?
If your system fails unexpectedly, Hunton Services can help. We have an entire team dedicated to Emergency Services and rental equipment that is available to support you 24/7. Not only do we rent HVAC equipment, but we can provide generators, dehumidifiers, etc.
To avoid an emergency and any possible discomfort to your facility’s occupants, make sure to schedule routine inspections and maintenance of all your HVAC equipment. At Hunton Services, we offer both Preventive Maintenance and Full Maintenance contracts. Contact us today and we will make sure your facility stays up and running no matter what.