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Prevent clogged AHUs by defusing the ‘pollen bomb’

Watery, itchy and swollen eyes; a runny nose or nasal congestion; wheezing; constant sneezing; ear ache – all are symptoms experienced by hay fever sufferers. The misery caused by hay fever is real and palpable. However, this scourge of the summer months can be more than a mere inconvenience; it can be deadly. According to []

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Keeping cooling towers Legionella free

Cooling towers have much to offer in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, but legionella scares have left some specifiers and building managers reticent to choose this type of cooling. Popular globally, cooling towers can be a safe choice; as long as they are maintained and care is taken to ensure airborne debris doesn’t cause fouling []

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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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Why ECEX Air Intake Screens make solid business sense

  What wouldn’t you give for a quality solution that prevents airborne debris from clogging internal coil fins, perishable filters and other components in the rooftop HVAC equipment you specify or install? Well, you can achieve this simply by retrofitting special, made-to-measure screens to equipment including air handling units, air intake louvres, chillers, dry air []

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Cold facts about coil maintenance

Winter is a particularly challenging time of the year for your building’s HVAC system; condensation tends to form on the coil and this can freeze in the colder months, reducing air flow and heat transfer and severely weakening the air conditioning system or even leading to catastrophic failure. A frozen coil can cause devastating problems in a building []

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Mitigating the health effects of outdoor pollution

Air pollution could be responsible for 60,000 cases of dementia in the UK, with people exposed to dirty air 40% more likely to get the disease than those who aren’t. These shocking conclusions are based on a recent study carried out by St George’s, University of London, King’s College London and Imperial College London. Researchers []

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