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How To Make Your Hospital’s HVAC System Better This Winter

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Doctors, nurses, and staff spend their days working hard to improve the health of their patients. Maintaining your HVAC system and improving its efficiency will ensure proper filtration and ventilation for safe indoor air quality. It will also go a long way toward helping you save money that you can invest back into your patients’ care and comfort.

Our recommendations for optimal comfort, HVAC efficiency, and indoor air quality are ideal for healthcare facilities of all kinds, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Outpatient surgical centers
  • Urgent care facilities
  • Clinics
  • Medical offices
  • Hospice facilities
  • Radiology centers
  • Mental health facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • And more!

Install the Right System

Optimizing your HVAC starts with installing the right system. Certain HVAC systems are more effective for improving and maintaining indoor air quality within healthcare facilities and hospitals, including:

  • Dedicated outdoor air systems: These ensure effective delivery of both latent and sensible loads from your air conditioner and heating system. Radiant and air-based parallel systems offer maximum efficiency.
  • Packaged terminal air conditioning systems: Ideal for heating and cooling individual rooms, PTACs are a high-efficiency, easily maintained solution that features smart controls that give you total flexibility regarding runtimes and energy usage.
  • Central air handler units: These are designed to provide hygienic operations and prevent the proliferation of microorganisms that can negatively affect patient health and outcomes.

If your HVAC system continually malfunctions and contributes to patient discomfort, consider investing in replacement equipment that contributes to a lower lifetime cost.

Ensure Proper Ventilation

Proper ventilation is essential for health and safety, including actively monitoring air quality and maintaining functional ventilation systems.

Proper ventilation requires filtering and removing waste anesthetic gases, surgical smoke, disinfectants, sterilizers, and other indoor air pollutants.

Monitor Humidity Levels

Humidity levels can dramatically affect indoor air quality, especially during the dry winter months. However, if the humidity rises too high, it creates optimal conditions for mold and bacteria proliferation.

Performing regular maintenance, installing humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and staying on top of filter changes will help ensure humidity levels remain balanced throughout the year.

Install UVC Lights

UVC lights fit snugly within your ductwork. As the air travels through the light, it neutralizes bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and other indoor air pollutants. This prevents these toxins from causing infections and harming your patients.

Depend On AFGO To Keep Your HVAC Systems in Good Health

At AFGO, our certified HVAC technicians can ensure your healthcare facility’s HVAC systems are properly maintained, which helps reduce the transmission of airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, and other contaminants. Professional tune-ups also help prevent critical situations for your facility and patients by ensuring your HVAC systems don’t experience untimely breakdowns.

Contact AFGO to schedule HVAC maintenance and learn more information about how we can best serve your New York City healthcare facility.

At AFGO, we don’t believe in one-size fits all HVAC systems…
we succeed by providing our customers with alternative HVAC solutions.