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Keeping the outside air outside

Outdoor air can enter and leave a building by infiltration, natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation. This means that pollutants that lurk outdoors can often be found indoors too. where they can join other irritants to produce a cocktail of contaminants that trigger coughing, chest tightness, sore throat, watery or itchy eyes, shortness of breath and []

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Breathing space

Although the COVID-19 outbreak is relatively new, we have developed a good understanding of its cause and effects, and we are also learning a great deal about how the pathogen is transmitted. Until now, however, the emphasis has been on spread of the virus through contact with contaminated surfaces – hence the advice to wash []

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ECEX fights coil pathogens with powerful chemical-free disinfectant

ECEX now supplies and installs CoilCare CC-X, a powerful automated, chemical-free disinfectant that harnesses UV light to prevent bacteria, viruses and organic growth from taking-hold on cooling coils. CoilCare CC-X – manufactured by US-based BioZone Scientific International – can be retrofitted into existing ventilation units to instantly start fighting the bacteria that builds-up on cooling []

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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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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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