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AHUs – refurbish or replace?

The word ‘maintenance’ sounds rather mundane and unexciting. It seems to describe a holding operation, implying a continuation of existing conditions and preservation of the status quo. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. As well as lowering operational costs and raising environmental performance, maintenance can also be a powerful tool for improvement. []

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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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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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Legionnaires’ disease – how to stop a serial killer

  There is a serial killer at large in the HVAC sector. It has attacked more than 3,000 people and killed almost 250 since it was first identified in Pennsylvania, USA in the 1970s. The bacterium that causes what became known as Legionnaires’ disease was finally isolated on January 18, 1977. Much research followed and []

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