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Is your HVAC system making indoor air quality worse?

Recent reports of high-profile Legionella outbreaks have raised awareness of the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) within occupied spaces.

By using heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in spaces such as offices, manufacturing facilities and educational buildings, many people believe that they are protecting staff and visitors from polluted outdoor air.

However, unless HVAC equipment is properly maintained by qualified engineers, bacteria, mould and viruses can develop. These contaminants make their way into shared spaces via the airstream, exposing occupants to the risk of infectious diseases and allergic reactions.

This in turn leads to reduced productivity, increased absenteeism and low morale amongst staff, which impacts on productivity and recruitment costs.

Therefore, the importance of a clean air handling system free of contaminants cannot be overstated. A proven solution to IAQ problems is the application of ultraviolet C (UVC) light to the internal surfaces of air handling units (AHUs) and ductwork. UVC technology was first used in hospitals to help prevent the spread of tuberculosis during the early 20th century.

Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions, in association with BioZone Scientific International, has developed a revolutionary UVC disinfection solution for HVAC systems. CoilCare® applies UVC light to an AHU’s cooling coil, acting to remove contaminants and prevent their regrowth.

This innovative technology can be applied to almost any occupied spaces such as offices, hotels, eateries, healthcare buildings and food production facilities. The initial installation is inexpensive and fitting by our engineers takes just a few hours.

If you’re worried about the quality of the air in your building, and the wellbeing of staff, find out more about the benefits of CoilCare® by calling Colin Hardman on 07940 544206 or email colin@gibbonsgroup.co.uk for expert advice.

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