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School's out - but is the HVAC system ready for next term?

While teachers and pupils alike enjoy their six-week summer holiday, school buildings across the country sit empty before the new term starts in September. During this time, HVAC systems are shut down in order to minimise energy bills and reduce wear and tear on components.

However, a drawback of deactivating HVAC systems for such long periods is that humidity levels rise and microbial growth such as mould and bacteria can form on air handling unit (AHU) surfaces, as well as general dust and dirt. With significant maintenance taking place in schools over the summer break it is easy for filters and HVAC systems to become dusty and dirty. If overlooked, contaminated AHUs may jeopardise the health and wellbeing of both staff and pupils as well as increasing energy bills and shortening the equipment’s service life.

That’s where Gibbons Engineering Group comes in.

Gibbons offer a wide range of HVAC services for fans, AHUs motors, pumps and variable-speed drives. We can complete most works required to keep your fans and AHUs in good order and ready for the year ahead. Services include bearing and motor upgrades, thermal imaging, filter changes and even the installation of our innovative CoilCare® system. This state-of-the-art technology applies the disinfecting power of ultraviolet C (UVC) light to an AHU’s cooling coil, eradicating existing microbial and preventing new contaminants from developing.

Servicing and maintaining HVAC system has many benefits including:

  • Improved concentration levels and productivity for pupils and staff
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • More reliable equipment operation
  • Lower operational costs

For more information, call Andrew Knight on 07850 204915 or email

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions

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