Air conditioning helps to create and maintain a clean and comfortable environment in many settings, but few buildings have greater needs than healthcare facilities. Here, we take a look at air conditioning in healthcare.
According to an article in the Health Service Journal, headaches, fatigue, and irritation of the eyes and skin are common complaints of healthcare professionals that have often been attributed to poor air quality. The article says that Indoor pollutants may also worsen the health of susceptible patients with pre-existing diseases. It adds: “More seriously, improper control of hospital IAQ may cause hospital-acquired infections and work-related respiratory diseases.’’
Read more about the importance of Indoor Air Quality.
Choosing the right air conditioning system
With this in mind, choosing the right HVAC solution is crucial. Whether you need to upgrade existing equipment or install a new system in a GP or dental surgery, community hospital or care home, modern air conditioning can offer protection to vulnerable patients, visitors and staff alike. It is important to consider which type of air conditioning system will work best for you in terms of capacity, efficiency and low noise levels. Here at Batchelor Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, we offer a wide range of the latest equipment from leading manufacturers.
Filtration and ventilation
Advanced filtration methods can remove many airborne contaminants, including allergens, bacteria and dust particles. And the type of specialised systems most suited to healthcare applications can ensure adequate ventilation to help control humidity levels for further improvements in indoor air quality. Health Technical Memorandum 03-01 offers further advice and guidance on specialised ventilation for healthcare buildings.
We have wide experience working with the healthcare industry across the region. Our expertise means we can offer a complete design and installation service, transforming your climate control with the minimum of disruption.
Modern systems offer advanced control options for both temperature and humidity. This, and the ability to control equipment remotely, can deliver substantial energy savings.
No matter how advanced your new system may be, its day-to-day efficiency depends on how well it is maintained. We are here to work with you for the lifetime of your equipment, offering a comprehensive range of maintenance and repair services.
Let Batchelor Air Conditioning & Refrigeration help find the right solution for your healthcare facility.
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