Because of the size of the area and the complexities involved, industrial air conditioning has to work a lot harder than residential or commercial air conditioning. Because of this, regular and thorough maintenance is imperative.
In winter, this is even more important. This is because industrial buildings like factories, processing plants and warehouses are generally closed up against the elements and natural ventilation is compromised as a result. Ventilation needs to be an important part of any air conditioning setup, and maintenance has to be up to scratch at all times. While we design and install some of the best systems in the country, their effectiveness is blunted when they’re not regularly serviced.
When maintenance is neglected, then the consequences can be very serious and represent a major health risk. As an example, these are just a few of the things that can greatly affect indoor air quality in a warehouse, processing plant or factory.
- Exhaust fumes from heavy vehicles that frequently deliver and pick up goods.
- Chemical emissions from manufacturing processes or raw material.
- Poor ventilation, particularly in winter when buildings are sealed off from the cold.
- Poor upkeep of ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems.
- Dampness and moisture due to leaks.
When air conditioning and ventilation systems are not up to the job, then the indoor air quality becomes dangerously low. After all, the World Health Organisation says there are nine foundations of a healthy building, and ventilation and air quality are just two of them. The others are:
- Thermal health
- Dust and pests
- Safety and security
- Water quality
- Lighting and views
What we do can also be applied to thermal health and moisture as well, so our design, supply, installation and maintenance services play very important roles in the development of a healthy building. This is even more crucial in an industrial building because there are so many other potentially dangerous factors that need to be controlled e.g. internal pollutants, fumes and emissions.
So, the big question is: is your industrial air conditioning up to the job? The best way to answer that question is to contact us and ask us to check your system. And if it’s a few years old and prone to breaking down, maybe we can discuss the design and installation of a new industrial air conditioning system? It could do wonders for the health of your building, not to mention the well being and productivity of everyone working within it.