Aging AHUs + AQUIS = No Sweat this Cooling Season
Published March 20, 2017, by Christine Parrington
Most people welcome the arrival of cooling season each year. With it comes warm days and sunshine that help put an extra skip in your step – unless you’re a Facilities professional with a leaking air handling unit and haven’t heard of AQUIS. Quick fixes usually don’t last, and replacing an air handler is usually no small task. When you factor in the expense and downtime requirements associated with AHU replacement, in addition to the general disruption to daily operations, effective and long-lasting alternative solutions like AQUIS end up on the short list of many top hospitals, universities, government organizations and Fortune 500 companies in the U.S.
When it comes to a leaking AHU, one of the most common sources of destructive water leaks is often due to significantly degraded (i.e., rust and corrosion) condensate pans. Condensate pans are generally made from a galvanized metal that will rust and corrode with relative ease over time when repeatedly exposed to water. At some point the integrity of the metal will often give way, and when it does, the result is destructive leaks and water damage to your facility and the underlying components of the system. The older the air handler, the more likely this scenario – resulting in a ripple effect of unwanted problems and unforeseen expenses in frequently tight O&M budgets.
AQUIS, however, offers the only patented and fully-compliant AHU refurbishment solution available that effectively seals air handler casings, restores the structural integrity of condensate pans, and even re-slopes poorly pitched pans when necessary to allow for proper drainage. Proper drainage of condensate is also essential to your facility’s indoor air quality. If drainage issues go unaddressed, then stagnant water in the pans of an air handler will almost always result in the accumulation of fungi and pathogenic biological agents that can be carried through the air stream and sicken building occupants.
If you’re concerned about your facility’s aging air handling units and are in search of reliable, long lasting and cost-effective solutions, don’t sweat it – call AQUIS. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary site visit and have the experienced professionals at AQUIS assess your air handlers before peak cooling season begins. With over 2,500 refurbishment installations to-date, AQUIS is the foremost authority when it comes to extending the life of your air handlers.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) was the first U.S. building to be air conditioned for comfort. The 300-ton system was installed in 1902 and lasted about 20 years.
- The hottest air temperature ever recorded on Earth was measured on July 10, 1913, in Death Valley, California at a whopping 134 degrees.