08 Apr 2021

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA SIGNS CONTRACT WITH PURE AIR CONTROL SERVICES FOR IAQ AND HVAC SERVICES COSTARS-8 contract includes maintenance, repair and operation equipment & supplies CLEARWATER, Fla. — April 8, 2021 — Pure Air Control Services today announced it has signed a contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide indoor air quality (IAQ) and […]

05 Apr 2021

In March of this year, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. The plan provides COVID-19 relief for a nation struggling with the ongoing global pandemic. Because the closure of schools has had such a profound effect on young students, the ARP funds HVAC repair and improvements in schools to make […]

30 Mar 2021

The effort to reopen schools as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy. It has taken cooperation from agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. ASHRAE has contributed valuable information and guidelines to get schools back open too. Pure Air Control’s IAQ Guard also helps school administrators […]

23 Mar 2021

Legionella bacteria exist in lakes, streams, and other bodies of freshwater. While they thrive in many natural environments, they can also transfer to buildings through plumbing systems. This bacteria causes an infection of the respiratory system called Legionnaires’ disease which can be fatal in some cases. Legionella risk increases after buildings sit empty for long […]

Building managers put much time and money into improving indoor air quality. These efforts doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic when disinfecting efforts increased. Managers also pay more attention to how HVAC concerns impact IAQ. Air purifier performance is another important tool in the fight against viruses and other pathogens, but not all commercial air purifiers […]

Increased occupancy leads to higher building carbon dioxide levels. With proper ventilation, this isn’t a problem. However, poor ventilation impacts indoor air quality which is made even more unsafe by viruses. It is established science that the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads by aerosol transmission. The coronavirus attaches to tiny droplets expelled by coughing and sneezing. Once […]

Businesses have been reopening around the country at an encouraging pace. As the number of reopening’s increases, business owners must do so in ways that emphasize occupant safety. Commercial businesses such as gyms, bars, spas, and restaurants must protect their staff and patrons. Schools and universities need to protect their staff and students. This requires […]

08 Feb 2021

ASHRAE has worked hard over the past year to keep up with the latest science and technology surrounding the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Their advice on HVAC preparations for reopening is important. Facilities directors who encourage their engineers to brush up on these ASHRAE recommendations face an easier time than those who don’t. HVAC Preparation for Reopening […]

25 Jan 2021

In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, healthy buildings are as important as ever. Of course, facilities managers face many challenges in improving indoor air quality to keep building occupants safe. In addition to establishing social distancing and frequent hand washing guidelines, maintaining HVAC systems is key. A focus on ventilation systems alone won’t […]