AQUIS COVID-19 Update: Resources to Ensure Hygienic HVAC Systems
AQUIS continues to work with facilities teams across the U.S. to create clean, hygienic air handlers by abating pathogenic growth on interior surfaces as well as providing deep cleaning through coil restoration, removing biofilms that can harbor dangerous bacteria and viruses deep within the coils. With many buildings experiencing very low occupancy levels, now is the time to act. By addressing the ever-present biological activity in a proactive way, we can assist in addressing building wellness and performance adding to the comfort and health of the occupants. ASHRAE has released the following information to help address questions and COVID-19 concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems:
- The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Resources from ASHRAE and Others is intended to assist building owners, engineers and operators on “how to best protect occupants from exposure to the virus, in particular in relation to airborne particles that might be circulated by HVAC systems.”
- ASHRAE’s Position Document on Airborne Infectious Diseases was originally written in 2014 in response to the second wave of the “H1N1 influenza A” pandemic of 2009. This document was reaffirmed by ASHRAE on February 5, 2020 as a resource for novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Rest assured, we are doing everything we can to help you stay healthy and to continue serving you safely.