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HVAC System Performance Matters – 4 Reasons Why

HVAC system performance can affect many aspects of building operations. If just one part of the system is faulty then everything from building health to energy efficiency can be negatively impacted. Consider the importance of these two categories. Good building health ensures that occupants are comfortable and productive. Maintaining acceptable energy costs is critical to keeping a balanced budget for operations. Both can have consequences to the bottom line for an institution or a business. Let’s explore 4 reasons why HVAC system performance matters. 1. Building Health & IAQ Indoor Air Quality issues is one of the top factors of environmental risk to humans. After all, human beings spend up to 90% of our time indoors. Poor building health can affect occupants in different ways. Indoor pollutants can trigger allergies to produce respiratory congestion, irritated eyes, headaches and dizziness. These pollutants can also lead to asthma attacks. So, it’s easy to see this can cause disruption and even employee or student absences. Keeping an eye on HVAC system performance relative to hygiene is an excellent way to ...
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HVAC Preventative Maintenance Improves IAQ & Energy Efficiency

HVAC in a building in some ways can be compared to the pulmonary system in the human body. HVAC allows for the exchange of air throughout a building. The HVAC regulates temperature and comfort for occupants. As system components age they can degrade and affect performance. Therefore, preventative maintenance improves IAQ and energy efficiency. The EPA reports that we spend 90% of our time indoors and breath upwards to 3,000 gallons of air a day! The EPA also estimates that 1 out of 4 buildings in the U.S. are affected by sick building syndrome. The World Health Organization has that number at 1 in 3 buildings globally. Academic studies have found that poor IAQ directly impacts occupant health and productivity. On the efficiency side HVAC systems consume 40% - 60% of a building’s energy. However, that consumption factors into as much as 80% of the annual operating cost of HVAC systems. Consider that just 3/16 of an inch of fouling across HVAC coils can drop the efficiency of that air handling unit (AHU) by 20%! It’s easy ...
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Latest IAQ Testing and Restoration Tech at AHR Expo Booth B965

Pure Air Control Services will be showcasing their industry leading services for indoor air quality testing, analysis and remediation Each year tens of thousands of HVAC, Plumbing and Energy professionals gather at the AHR Expo to learn about new products, services and standards being introduced to their respective trades. Pure Air Control Services, Inc. will be highlighting their indoor air quality expertise and propriety services at the show in the IAQA Pavilion, Booth B965. AHR Expo 2019 will be held on January 14-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Georgia. Three Specialized Divisions Each division of Pure Air Control Services will be featured in the booth utilizing a variety of cutting edge technology including two interactive, touchscreen kiosks that allow users to access the company’s full website, videos, product information and real-time IAQ monitoring demonstrations. Building Sciences will be introducing a new real-time building monitoring service called IAQ Guard. IAQ Guard using remote monitoring sensors strategically placed through the building envelope to constantly log data on temperature, relative humidity, CO2, particulates and VOC. The information ...
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Indoor Air Quality Website Makes Debut

New indoor air quality website features an improved homepage layout, IAQ News section, a resource library, mobile optimization and more! 

Pure Air Control Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their new indoor air quality website. Being an industry leader for indoor air quality (IAQ) this new website was re-designed with the end user in mind. Pure Air Control Services, Inc. understands that IAQ can be a complex subject, so the goal was to make it as easy as possible for the viewer to find what they are looking for relative to their area of interest or need.

Nearly everything about Pure Air Control Services, Inc. can be found right on the homepage.  Starting with the importance of IAQ and how the company addresses each area through their three specialized divisions: Building Sciences, Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory, and Building Remediation Sciences. Viewers can also see the main services provided and are linked to the respective pages for an in-depth look at how these unique services can improve building health, occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

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January is National Radon Action Month

Washington, DC -- National Radon Action Month: Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen. Cancer is scary and is often related to either smoking or Radon.  During the month of January, EPA and health officials want you to make sure your home is free of radon, which is one of the leading causes of certain cancers. As a result of this the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. EPA estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are radon-related. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen. Lung cancer is the only known effect on ...
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