Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a major concern to businesses, schools, building managers, tenants, and workers because it can impact the health, comfort, well-being, and productivity of the building occupants. Reliable Plant Maintenance recognizes that poor IAQ can be hazardous to workers’ health and that it is in the best interest of everyone that building owners, managers, and employers take a proactive approach to address IAQ concerns.
RPM can provide an assessment plan that includes, testing, repairs, and documentation of the building ventilation systems and includes the following:
- Assessment of the central HVAC system to identify any mechanical, electrical, or control system deficiencies
- Verifying the minimum acceptable outdoor air and ventilation airflow rates and increase based on outdoor air temperature and each system’s design capabilities
- Increasing outdoor ventilation and filtration to the maximum capacity of each system
- Adjusted ventilation to run 24 hours per day
- Discontinued the practice of air reduction based on Demand control ventilation
- Verified MERV 13 filters are maintained where ever possible
- Reprogrammed systems to provide a maximum level of outdoor air within the engineering limits of the system
- Implementing repairs necessary to remedy system deficiencies; followed by testing to verify ventilation compliance.
- Evaluate HVAC systems, air filters, ducts, and vents for proper ventilation, filtration and air cleaning following ASHRAE IAQ standards.
- Perform scheduled HVAC system maintenance and repair to address mechanical deficiencies, and including air filter replacement
- Perform adjustments and balance air system in order to improve air quality based on ASHRAE guidelines
- Install new HVAC systems and controls for optimization of system operation