Safe Return to Work HVAC Practices
Let’s look at some safe HVAC practices for returning to work during COVID. Did you know that insufficient temperature and humidity control during the COVID-19 shutdown can lead to mold and other issues in your office? Don’t compromise the health of your employees!
To ensure a healthy environment for building occupants, Hutchinson is offering a 3-step “Safe Return to Work” service.
STEP 1: MAINTAIN BUILDING PERFORMANCE
• Keep HVAC and electrical systems running. Even if buildings are unoccupied, insufficient temperature and humidity control can lead to mold. Also ensure emergency power systems (e.g. stand-by generators) are operational.
• Reprogram systems to match changes in occupancy or operational needs.
• Maintain Temperature/Humidity Levels – Maintain a temperature between 55 and 80 degrees and maximum humidity of 60%. Monitor temperatures humidity controls through Wifi Thermostats.
• Increase Outdoor Air Ventilation. Disable demand-controlled ventilation and maximize building’s air circulation.
STEP 2: ENHANCE INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Replace filters with high efficiency filters, air testing, upgrade filters, and steam clean coils to eradicate microbes and odors.
STEP 3: ELIMINATE AIRBORNE MICROBES UTILIZING ADVANCED UV TECHNOLOGY AND MOLD TESTING.
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