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Healthy, efficient school building HVAC systems for the new term

School’s out for the summer and the holidays are now in full swing for teachers and pupils alike. During the six-week summer break, school buildings across Britain generally remain unused until the autumn term begins, during which time HVAC systems are shut down in order to minimise energy bills and reduce wear and tear on components. 

Deactivating HVAC systems for an extended period carries the risk of humidity levels rising and contaminants such as mould and bacteria growing on air handling unit (AHU) surfaces. In addition, most schools use the summer closure to have maintenance work carried out on the building, which can lead to filters and HVAC systems being permeated by dust and dirt. 

Staff and children returning to school in September can then be exposed to health risks as HVAC systems are turned back on and contaminated air is re-circulated. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is now finally being recognised as a serious issue within schools, colleges and universities, but what is the answer for those responsible for maintaining HVAC equipment in these buildings? 

Introducing Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions

Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions supply and install state-of-the-art AHU disinfection systems that use powerful ultraviolet-C (UVC) light to eradicate bacteria and germs while preventing further growth. This equipment, such as the innovative CoilCare® system, are quick and easy to install and require minimal maintenance. 

As well as the health factor of improving IAQ in schools, the following benefits can also be realised with the application of CoilCare®:

  • Increased ability to concentrate for pupils

  • Reduced absenteeism

  • Greater equipment reliability

  • Lower operational costs

For more information CoilCare® and the rest of the Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions range, call Colin Hardman on 07940 544206 or email colin@gibbonsgroup.co.uk

HVAC Services, Ultraviolet Solutions

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