A home or commercial HVAC system performs similar duties to an industrial HVAC system, but on a much larger scale. They both provide the same ventilation, heating, and cooling despite small differences. No matter how big they are, HVAC systems need regular upkeep and cleaning from qualified professionals.
Because industrial units are much larger and more complex, they use various components.
They frequently use hot air furnaces or radiant heaters as heating sources. Infrared radiation produces direct heat in radiation heaters. Fuel is used in hot air furnaces to produce heat. A heat pump can also be used to heat buildings by drawing heat from water or air sources. An industrial HVAC system may have a cooling system to cool the water that circulates through the cooling coils.
Industrial HVAC systems are often located outside the building, occasionally on the roof or the ground, to minimize noise from the unit. To force heated or cooled air into the building, they employ ductwork. Their location frequently makes it difficult to reach them. Industrial HVAC systems still need to be cleaned and maintained despite these differences.
There are indications for cleaning air ducts that are comparable to those for commercial and domestic systems, like:
- The unit performs less efficiently
Either less airflow comes from the vents, or a region is not being heated or cooled completely. These could be indicators that dust or other particles have clogged the air ducts.
- No recent duct cleanings or air filter changes have been recorded
Commercial HVAC units require maintenance every three to five years, depending on the type of organization, whereas industrial equipment requires more frequent inspections due to heavier workloads and higher airflow rates. Maintenance and cleaning should be scheduled as soon as possible, and a regular maintenance schedule should be developed and implemented.
- The number of employees out of work due to illness has risen
Dust blown into the workspace through the vents may aggravate headaches and allergy symptoms. Furthermore, the growth of mold within the ducts may produce allergens and make people sick. Besides that, if the humidity rises as a result of decreased airflow, it may promote the growth of airborne pathogens and viruses. They will not only adhere to the dust and moisture vapors in the air, but they will also multiply faster and spread throughout the building rather than being expelled through clear vents.
There are numerous advantages to keeping your air ducts clean. Energy efficiency reduces costs while improving worker health, reducing compensation claims, and lowering health insurance costs. It also reduces workers’ exposure to toxins for themselves as well as any items manufactured in the facility.