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Are your AHUs ready for the early pollen season?

The record-breaking warm spell at the end of February has brought about an earlier than usual start to the pollen season – bad news for both hay fever sufferers and HVAC plant.  Tree pollen in particular has started causing an issue ahead of schedule, blocking noses and air intakes alike. To prevent blockages of a []

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Hospital AHU refurbishment – reducing downtime, saving money

Hospitals and healthcare establishments can’t afford downtime so the upkeep of essential HVAC plant is a challenge. When an Air Handling Unit (AHU) at a NHS district general hospital on the south coast became faulty, refurbishment offered a number of benefits compared with full AHU replacement. Keeping any disruption to a minimum is a priority []

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AHUs and the Ecodesign rules on heat recovery

When it comes to air handling units (AHUs), there are a host of convincing business benefits associated with choosing refurbishment over replacement. These include price (it can be 35 to 50% less expensive to repair compared with buying new) and the ability to gain the latest technology without the attendant disruption. For instance, AHU refurbishment []

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Building maintenance – service with a smile

Building maintenance tends to be out of sight and out of mind. As a result, it has something of a reputation for being under-funded, unproductive and poorly managed. However, as recent cases involving legionnaires’ disease outbreaks have shown, this attitude is at best dangerous and can prove fatal. That is why it makes sense to []

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The benefits of AHU refurb and repair

      As HVAC equipment ages, it costs more and more to run and is increasingly likely to break down, which will have a huge impact on the occupants of the building it serves. On top of this, as time passes technological improvements lead to greater efficiency, lower costs and better overall performance – []

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ECEX launches comprehensive guide to HVAC maintenance

We’ve launched a free, wide-ranging guide to HVAC system maintenance. HVAC System Maintenance, a guide to effective equipment servicing, explains the steps to maintenance good practice, including how to draw up a maintenance policy, developing a maintenance strategy, details of different forms of maintenance and assessing maintenance needs. It also looks briefly at air handling []

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